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FalconStor Enhances Storage Virtualization and Data Protection Solutions for Data Mobility, Intelligence and Migration



FalconStor Enhances Storage Virtualization and Data Protection Solutions for
Data Mobility, Intelligence and Migration

FalconStor(R) CDP and FalconStor(R) NSS Solutions Enable Secure Replication to
the Cloud, Non-Disruptive Access to Data for Analytics -- and Faster
Deployment

MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FalconStor Software, Inc.
(Nasdaq:FALC), a market leader in disk-based data protection, today announced
that the latest version of its FalconStor^® Continuous Data Protector (CDP)and
FalconStor^® Network Storage Server (NSS) data protection solutions with
RecoverTrac™ disaster recovery (DR) automation technology now offer enhanced
features for intelligently moving, storing, protecting and analyzing data
without burdening production resources. The RecoverTrac tool now has more
flexibility to automate failover and failback with greater accuracy in any
physical, virtual or hybrid environment, including VMware and Hyper-V
deployments.

FalconStor CDP and FalconStor NSS solutions with RecoverTrac technology
provide the flexibility to meet requirements for data protection and recovery
with minimal capital investment. Enhanced capabilities include:

  * Minimal impact on production data: Production operations have full access
    to storage volumes while data is managed, protected and highly available –
    enables non-disruptive mining of copy data and eliminates the need for
    dedicated storage for business intelligence.
  * Enhanced DR automation: RecoverTrac technology now offers flexible
    recovery to preserve resource allocation, customizable service awareness
    for accurate recovery, VMware vSphere 5.5 support, networking support for
    recovery with jumbo frames, and failback accuracy with prepare to
    failback.
  * Microsoft environment protection: The RecoverTrac tool now supports
    protection and recovery of physical and virtual machines running Windows
    2012 and any virtual machine running on Microsoft Hyper-V 3.0
    environments.
  * Secure, efficient replication: Customers can replicate multiple types of
    data quickly, each with its own encryption format, which adds an extra
    layer of security when moving data from the data center to remote
    locations.

Enhancements specific to the FalconStor NSS solution include a stretch cluster
configurator, storage-agnostic data migration for cloud deployments and a
single plane of glass for managing storage and server operations.

  * Stretch cluster configurator: New automated configurator simplifies the
    set up and configuration of stretch metro clusters, increasing data
    availability, reducing the risk of downtime and improving business
    continuity.
  * Data movement to and from the cloud: The FalconStor NSS solution enables
    data migration to and from cloud infrastructures, allowing managed service
    providers to deliver business continuity, data protection and disaster
    recovery services.
  * Microsoft Windows 2012 storage management support: Integration with the
    Windows 2012 storage management interface provides organizations a
    mechanism to manage, provision and monitor FalconStor storage devices from
    Windows 2012 servers.
  * Further VMware integration: With FalconStor NSS storage virtualization
    technology, organizations can offload CPU-intensive read, write and clone
    processes to storage devices and can utilize thin provisioning with space
    reclamation support for all storage devices connected by vStorage APIs for
    Array Integration (VAAI).

"FalconStor's enhanced data protection and DR technologies will provide our
customers with improved performance and high-availability storage
environments," said Christopher Peyton, operations manager, hosted services,
at Open Storage Solutions, a business partner of FalconStor Software. "The
automated stretch cluster configurator will be vital in mobilizing customers'
data to remove the risk of data center failure and to improve business
continuity operations. In addition, as companies continue to implement
private, public or hybrid cloud solutions, the secure data migration feature
of the FalconStor NSS solution will be a key component of these clouds."

FalconStor's data protection solutions go beyond other storage management
systems by optimizing and enabling storage virtualization, continuous data
protection, business continuity and data analysis within physical, virtual and
heterogeneous environments in multiple locations. Businesses can deploy
comprehensive data protection and DR while creating a secondary storage
repository for data mining and other uses without any impact on production
storage.

"FalconStor is focused on providing simple yet powerful data mobility
solutions that enable business agility and maximum uptime with minimum
effort," said Tim Sheets, vice president of product marketing and enablement
for FalconStor. "FalconStor NSS and FalconStor CDP with RecoverTrac technology
keep IT services up and running by moving, storing and protecting vital
business information while facilitating data movement and multiple uses of
stored data. Our storage virtualization, data protection and recovery
solutions are the most flexible and scalable on the market, adaptable to any
size data center using any combination of physical and virtual servers and a
wide variety of storage hardware."

Availability

FalconStor will begin shipping the next version of the FalconStor CDP and
FalconStor NSS solutions with RecoverTrac DR automation technology on October
8, 2013. MSRP in US dollars is as follows: The FalconStor CDP and FalconStor
NSS software appliance kits (SAK) start at $10,000; the FalconStor CDP
appliance starts at $11,300; and the FalconStor NSS gateway starts at $12,300.
Please contact a local FalconStor partner for complete solution pricing.

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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FalconStor, FalconStor Software and RecoverTrac are either trademarks or
registered trademarks of FalconStor Software, Inc., in the U.S. and other
countries. All other company and product names contained herein may be
trademarks of their respective holders.

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not incorporate into this release the information found at those links nor
does FalconStor represent or warrant that any information found at those links
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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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