FalconStor Joins HP CloudSystem Ready Program, Supports HP CloudSystem

FalconStor Joins HP CloudSystem Ready Program, Supports HP CloudSystem

FalconStor NSS Enables HP CloudSystem Auto-Provisioning and Lifecycle
Management Capabilities in Multi-Vendor Storage Environments

MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FalconStor Software, Inc.
(Nasdaq:FALC), a market leader in disk-based data protection and storage
virtualization, today announced that the company has been qualified as an HP
AllianceONE CloudSystem Ready partner and is working with HP and mutual
channel partners to offer joint FalconStor^® Network Storage Server (NSS)
solutions that allow HP CloudSystem to fully automate provisioning with a wide
variety of third-party storage systems.

FalconStor has developed the Storage Provisioning Manager (SPM) adapter for
FalconStor NSS, which enables HP CloudSystem Matrix to employ FalconStor's
storage virtualization gateway technology for automatic provisioning and
management of any storage system on FalconStor's extensive hardware
compatibility list. Part of the HP CloudSystem portfolio, HP CloudSystem
Matrix is designed for infrastructure-as-a-service for private and hybrid
cloud environments. The solution includes a self-service portal for automatic
storage provisioning and lifecycle management capabilities that optimize
infrastructure, manage resources and help ensure uptime.

"With qualification for the HP CloudSystem Ready program, FalconStor has
expanded its partnership with HP and taken another significant step into the
cloud computing arena, for which our solutions are well suited," said Bernie
Wu, executive vice president of business development for FalconStor.
"FalconStor pioneered storage virtualization for heterogeneous environments
with the FalconStor NSS solution, which now will work seamlessly with HP
CloudSystem to provide more choice, flexibility and economy for HP customers."

The SPM adapter for FalconStor NSS, which will be generally available in
September, is fully integrated with SPM's ability to perform service-based,
on-demand automated storage provisioning to requested services. It allows any
iSCSI or Fiber Channel storage array managed by the FalconStor NSS solution to
be recognized, imported and provisioned by HP CloudSystem without the need for
additional storage vendor-specific SPM adapters.

"Organizations looking to build and manage services across private and hybrid
cloud environments need infrastructure support that can simplify provisioning
and management of storage," said Doug Oathout, vice president, Global
Marketing Partner Channel, Alliances and Original Equipment Manufacturers, HP.
"FalconStor's participation in the AllianceOne CloudSystem Ready Program
provides customers and partners who are building hybrid cloud solutions based
on HP CloudSystem, with expanded storage support for a variety of customer
storage environments."

"We are working with a large municipal government to deploy HP CloudSystem
with the HP SPM adapter for FalconStor NSS for a dedicated public cloud for
its automated IT services program," said Olaf von Heyer, senior executive and
board member for Concat AG, a joint HP and FalconStor channel partner in
Germany. "We have collaborated with FalconStor for many years to create and
deploy storage virtualization and data protection solutions in enterprise
environments. Now, with the combination of FalconStor and HP solutions, we can
offer flexible, highly available enterprise-class cloud offerings by
leveraging our customers' new and existing storage investments."

Concat AG recently was certified as an HP Cloud Centre of Excellence (CCoE),
has joined the HP CloudAgile Partner Program, and has achieved HP Cloud
Builder Specialist status, offering clients the full suite of HP CloudSystem
Ready solutions.

About FalconStor and HP AllianceONE

FalconStor is a member of the HP AllianceOne Partner program and provides
qualified solutions for the HP CloudSystem Ready program. The open
architecture of FalconStor NSS allows it to seamlessly integrate with HP
Converged Infrastructure technology, delivering operational efficiency,
business continuity, and streamlined automated storage management for
mission-critical cloud environments.

About FalconStor Software

FalconStor Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:FALC) is a market leader in disk-based data
protection. The company's mission is to transform traditional backup and
disaster recovery into next-generation service-oriented data protection. Built
upon an award-winning platform, FalconStor solutions deliver disk-based
backup, continuous data protection, WAN-optimized replication and disaster
recovery automation. FalconStor solutions are available through a worldwide
network of partners, including solution providers, top-tier strategic partners
and major OEMs. Thousands of customers worldwide, from small businesses to
Fortune 100 enterprises, entrust their data to FalconStor solutions.
FalconStor maintains headquarters in Melville, N.Y., and offices throughout
Europe and the Asia Pacific region. For more information, visit
www.falconstor.com or call 1-866-NOW-FALC (866-669-3252).

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CONTACT: For more information, contact:
         Roman Kichorowsky
         FalconStor Software, Inc.
         631-773-4303
         roman.kichorowsky@falconstor.com
        
         Kathryn Ghita
         Metis Communications
         617-236-0500
         falconstor@metiscomm.com

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