CloudByte Announces Channel Partner Program

                 CloudByte Announces Channel Partner Program

  PR Newswire

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, August 26, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, California, August 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

 Company to Demonstrate Software-Based Storage Solution at VMworld U.S. 2013;
                  CRN Names CloudByte a 2013 Emerging Vendor


CloudByte , the first company to guarantee quality of service (QoS) to every
application from a shared storage platform, announced today details of its
channel partner program, which targets value-added resellers, system
integrators, as well as hardware manufacturers and IT solution vendors. With
this program, CloudByte offers its partners the opportunity to build
leading-edge storage solutions by simply installing the ElastiStor software on
the industry-standard hardware of their choice. CloudByte allows its customers
to confidently move more applications to shared storage and cloud environments
by offering guaranteed performance and simplified management at a fraction of
the cost with its software-defined and software-only storage solution.
CloudByte will demonstrate ElastiStor and its seamless integration with
virtualization platforms in the New Innovator Pavilion at VMworld U.S. 2013,
Booth 2035, San Francisco, California, August 25-29, 2013.

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CloudByte has been recently named a 2013 Emerging Vendor by UBM Tech Channel's
CRN Magazine. The annual list highlights hot tech startups making an impact on
the channel and an impression on the tech industry as a whole.

"Our customers look for value in the technology solutions we provide,
including reasonable cost, guaranteed performance, scalability, and ease of
use," said Prasanna Ram, CEO of Kryptos Networks. "As a software solution,
CloudByte ElastiStor offers the flexibility of SATA, SAS and SSD hardware, as
well as NFS, CIFS, FC and iSCSI protocols. This is very appealing to us,
because they provide the software and we can build solutions based on our
customers' requirements by installing the software on a wide range of
industry-standard servers. We were also very impressed with the easy-to-use
web-based console that helps provision, monitor and manage storage for our
customers' environments."

"DataON Storage is honored to be selected as a technology partner of
CloudByte. We are now positioned to provide a high-density cluster-in-a-box
hardware platform to the growing Cloudbyte channel partner network," said
Trenton Baker, vice president of business development at DataON."By designing
a turnkey high-availability clustered platform, DataON enables the ElastiStor
shared storage solution to be easily deployed to solve customers' storage
challenges in scaling predictable performance, which is key in virtualized

"We are now offering our channel partners a rewarding program and are looking
forward to sharing our resources and expertise with them in order to expand
their presence in the respective markets and support their customers," said
Greg Goelz, chief executive officer of CloudByte. "CloudByte is providing a
software solution, which coupled with the hardware of choice, the expertise
and connections of the channel is very appealing to enterprise customers,
offering the flexibility and scale they need without giving up performance and
high-end enterprise features."

Through the new channel partner program, CloudByte is helping its partners
with customer outreach, sales conversion and enterprise-class support to drive
revenue growth together. Benefits of becoming a CloudByte channel partner

  *Two levels of resellers (Preferred and Premier) with generous discounts
  *Qualified sales lead generation and lead distribution to partners
  *Joint marketing and selling with the CloudByte team
  *Sales training and access to dedicated CloudByte sales representatives
  *Opportunity protection and through deal registration
  *Referral fees for non-reseller partners
  *24X7 access to the CloudByte partner website with useful tools,
    information, as well as case entry and management
  *Ongoing web-based and onsite training

CloudByte ElastiStor has been verified to work with leading technology
platforms, including VMware vSphere, Citrix XenServer, and Citrix
CloudPlatform, and is now integrated with OpenStack block storage Cinder. A
free perpetual license of the CloudByte full-featured storage software for up
to 4 TB of storage is available. The software can be downloaded at .

About CloudByte

CloudByte is an award-winning software-defined storage company that offers
guaranteed quality of service (QoS) to every application from a shared storage
platform, allowing cloud service providers and enterprises building private
clouds to easily host performance applications in the cloud. With CloudByte's
on-demand performance management, cloud environments can easily scale to
thousands of applications whileeconomically guaranteeing performance for each
application. Established in 2011 by technology executives from companies such
as HP, IBM, NetApp, and Novell, CloudByte is backed by Fidelity Worldwide
Investment, Nexus Venture Partners and Kae Capital. For more information, go
to , , or .

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