UPDATE: Paragon Software Group Launches High Availability Storage Solution With Instantaneous Failover and Recovery

UPDATE: Paragon Software Group Launches High Availability Storage Solution With 
Instantaneous Failover and Recovery 
Paragon StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS Offers Savings of up to 90 Percent
When Compared to Proprietary Hardware-Based Products 
IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/07/13 --  Paragon Software Group
(PSG), a leader in data storage, backup and recovery, announced the
launch of its new product offering, Paragon StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS.
Delivered in conjunction with Massachusetts-based technology partner,
StarWind Software, this new software solution is a storage hypervisor
that turns any industry-standard Windows server into a reliable,
fault-tolerant, and unified SAN and NAS, while utilizing common "off
the shelf" or existing storage devices and network infrastructure.
Offering savings of up to 90 percent, iSCSI SAN & NAS is a powerful
alternative to traditional High Availability (HA) products that rely
on costly, proprietary, hardware-based HA architectures.  
The product offers several deployment options including a three-node
HA structure designed to eliminate a single point of failure. The
product's configurations are double fault tolerant (failure of 2 out
of 3 storage nodes) resulting in 99.999% uptime. As a flexible and
easy-to-manage solution, any IT administrator familiar with Windows
servers can configure and deploy the Paragon StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS
solution in a matter of minutes.  
"We've leveraged over 20 years of expertise in the storage and data
management space and combined that with the proven technology from
StarWind Software to bring a truly innovative high availability,
enterprise-class storage product to our customer and reseller
community," said Tom Fedro, president of Paragon Software Group. "Our
unique software approach delivers a measurable five '9's' in up-time
performance while eliminating the need for expensive, proprietary
hardware, empowering new market segments to embrace the high
availability model." 
Key features include:  

--  Install the solution and configure a new SAN in minutes
--  Centralize site-wide iSCSI storage provisioning via the Paragon
    Management Console
--  Achieve cost-effective HA processing with instantaneous failover and
--  Protect data using HA, RAID-1 mirroring, automated snapshots, and
--  Consolidate file and block level data, unifying SAN and NAS storage to
    simplify configuration, management, and maintenance
--  Use NAS to create iSCSI targets and avoid the purchase of new hard
    drives for storage

"We are very pleased to enter into co-branding agreement with Paragon
Software Group who has the great authority and worldwide recognition
in the data storage market," said Artem Berman, Chief Executive
Officer of StarWind Software. "We are confident that this new
relationship will provide StarWind with an opportunity to maintain
and increase its presence in the United States. Paragon Software
Group is a team of professionals with 20 years experience in the
marketplace and we are going to learn from their experience." 
Paragon StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS enables an N+1 configuration that
allows for building an on-site two or three-node HA cluster with
off-site replication. The built-in WAN replication feature assists in
the creation of a disaster recovery site that can be located miles
away from the main datacenter. The WAN acceleration technology is
based on deduplication, snapshots, and compression, in which their
combined power ensures 50x-100x reduction of transmitted data and
allows for the use of slower WAN connections.  
For more information visit
About Paragon Software Group  
Paragon Software Group is an innovative software developer focused on
two dynamic growth markets. The company's comprehensive product line
for the data storage market addresses the needs of data security,
storage and management for PCs, servers and networks. A second
portfolio of products focuses on mobile productivity applications for
handheld devices. Founded in 1994, Paragon Software Group has offices
in the USA, Germany, Japan, Poland, Russia and China delivering its
solutions to consumers, small business and enterprise clients
worldwide through a network of Value Added Resellers, distributors
and OEMs as well as online through the company website. Paragon
Software Group provides technology to a host of world class companies
and partners including Cisco Systems, Dell, HP, Western Digital
Corp., ASUS, Seagate, LG Electronics, Logitech, Buffalo, Acer,
EMC/Iomega, Siemens, Lenovo, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, and more.
For more information please visit the company website at
Paragon Software is a trademark of Paragon Software Group. All other
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About StarWind Software Inc. 
StarWind Software is a global leader in storage management and SAN
software for small and midsize companies. StarWind's flagship product
is SAN software that turns any industry-standard Windows Server into
a fault-tolerant, fail-safe iSCSI SAN. StarWind iSCSI SAN is
qualified for use with VMware, Hyper-V, XenServer and Linux and Unix
environments. StarWind Software focuses on providing small and
midsize companies with affordable, highly availability storage
technology which previously was only available in high-end storage
hardware. Advanced enterprise-class features in StarWind include
Automated HA Storage Node Failover and Failback (High
Availability),Replication across a WAN, CDP and Snapshots, Thin
Provisioning and Virtual Tape management. 
Since 2003, StarWind has pioneered the iSCSI SAN software industry
and is the solution of choice for over 30,000 customers worldwide in
more than 100 countries and from small and midsize companies to
governments and Fortune 1000 companies. 
For more information on StarWind Software Inc., visit:
Media Contacts 
Deanne Hollis 
Paragon Software Group 
P: +1 (951) 934-3919
E: Deanne@MainStreet-Public-Relations.com  
StarWind Software, Inc.
P: +1 (617) 449-7717
E: info@starwindsoftware.com 
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