Marvell Wins Prestigious Enterprise Product of the Year Award for 2012

    Marvell Wins Prestigious Enterprise Product of the Year Award for 2012

The Marvell DragonFly NVRAM SSD Accelerator Awarded Silver in the Enterprise
Product of the Year Category by the Best in Biz Awards

PR Newswire

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 28, 2012

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL)
today announced that the Marvell^® DragonFly™ NVRAM SSD accelerator has been
named a silver winner in the Enterprise Product of the Year category by the
Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by
members of the press and industry analysts.

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DragonFly is the storage industry's first intelligent NVRAM SSD
accelerator—essentially a low-latency write-back cache running embedded
software in a PCIe adapter form factor. Designed to remove the complexity
associated with high-performance caching, this revolutionary platform consists
of the DragonFly NVRAM and DragonFly NVCACHE, both of which combine Marvell's
world-class SoC technology with highly optimized caching and data management
software. The result is a breakthrough systems solution that consistently
achieves 10-100x improvements in latency and server I/O performance while
reducing power, space and storage capital costs in the datacenter.

"Marvell is extremely honored to have received this mark of distinction from
the Best in Biz panel of judges," said Alan Armstrong, vice president of
marketing for the Storage Business Group at Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. "So
far DragonFly has been incredibly well-received in the marketplace and
recognition from Best in Biz further validates the platform's status as one of
the world's preeminent enabling technology for the next generation of large
scale public and private data centers. By solving the growing storage I/O and
latency bottlenecks that currently plague the cloud storage landscape,
DragonFly has emerged as one of the most viable PCIe storage acceleration
adapters for enterprise storage and server OEMs."

More than 400 entries were received in this year's awards program, from a wide
array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of
industries and regions in the U.S. and Canada. Best in Biz Awards 2012 honors
were presented in more than 50 categories, including Company of the Year, Most
Innovative Company of the Year, Executive of the Year and Best New Product of
the Year.

"DragonFly addresses a critical problem in the enterprise datacenter, which is
overwhelming demand for storage performance, I/O and the ability to scale
beyond the capabilities of a centralized array," said Jeff Boles, Sr. Analyst
and Director of Validation Services at Taneja Group. "Our testing of the
product revealed significant advantages regarding DragonFly's easy
plug-and-play fit into existing storage infrastructures – along with
performance such as 10x virtual machine scalability that goes beyond the
limits of the array without sacrificing consolidated data storage and
management. Deploying DragonFly cards in an enterprise data center will have
far reaching financial benefits, including greater VM density, a reduced
number of physical servers and reduced operating costs. All things considered,
DragonFly makes a desirable impact on cost per I/O with minimal initial
deployment risk."

Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2012 were determined by an independent panel of
32 judges from top-tier news, business and technology publications, as well as
broadcast outlets and analyst firms, such as ABC, Businessweek, Computerworld,
ECT News Network, Entrepreneur, eWeek, Examiner, Financial Times, Forbes, FOX
News, Hartford Business Journal, IDG Ventures, IEEE Institute, Inc., Insight
Media, King Features Syndicate, Lab Reviews, Network World, The News and
Observer, PC Magazine, ReadWriteWeb, South Florida Business Journal,
Tech-Gaming, Techtalk, Upstart Business Journal, USA Today and ZDNet.

For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2012,
visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com/2012-winners.

About Best in Biz Awards
Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products
for their business success as judged by independent panels of members of the
press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in three
separate programs during the calendar year: U.S. and Canada, EMEA, and
International. Any organization from any industry boasting demonstrated
success in the awards program's region can enter any of the more than 50
company, department or team, executive and product categories. Entries for
Best in Biz Awards 2013 EMEA are being accepted from all companies based in or
operating in Europe, Middle East and Africa until January 17, 2013. For more
information about the entry process and categories in all three programs,
please visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com.

About Marvell
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a world leader in the development of storage,
communications and consumer silicon solutions. Marvell's diverse product
portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications controller, wireless
and storage solutions that power the entire communications infrastructure,
including enterprise, metro, home and storage networking. As used in this
release, the term "Marvell" refers to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its
subsidiaries. For more information, visit Marvell.com.

Marvell and the M logo are registered trademarks of Marvell and/or its
affiliates. Dragonfly is a trademark of Marvell and/or its affiliates. Other
names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

For Further Information Contact:
Marvell Media Relations
                        Kim Anderson
Daniel Yoo
                        Tel: 408-222-0950
Tel: 408-222-2187
                        kimander@marvell.com
yoo@marvell.com

SOURCE Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.

Website: http://www.marvell.com
Website: http://www.bestinbizawards.com
 
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