FalconStor(R) Offers Free Migration to IBM(R) ProtecTIER(R) Customers

FalconStor(R) Offers Free Migration to IBM(R) ProtecTIER(R) Customers  New, Easy Migration Program Offers no Charge License Swap for IBM ProtecTIER Customers Using Existing Hardware  MELVILLE, N.Y., April 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FalconStor Software®, Inc. (Nasdaq:FALC), a market leader in data protection and migration, today announces a free migration program for IBM® ProtecTIER® customers, offering a no charge, like-for-like license swap. Due to the interoperable, hardware-agnostic nature of FalconStor technology, this migration program allows customers to reuse their existing hardware.  Customers migrating to FalconStor's solution will experience complete business continuity, as automatic tape caching functions allow backups and recoveries to continue uninterrupted as data or tapes are migrated in the background.  "We're proud to offer IBM ProtecTIER customers the freedom to migrate their data at no cost and with no interruptions," said Gary Quinn, President and CEO, FalconStor Software. "In today's business world, data is a critical asset whose value cannot be underestimated. It's essential that data be managed and protected properly. For FalconStor customers, that means having the industry's most flexible, cost-effective solutions without the worry of vendor lock-in or data loss and downtime. We're confident that our new customers will benefit from the improved performance and freedom offered by FalconStor."  FalconStor's free migration program applies to like-for-like license swaps with equal capacity. New customers will be migrated onto the recently launched FalconStor Optimized Backup & Deduplication 8.0™. This solution platform allows users to manage both block and file backup and deduplication on a single node, significantly reducing the backup window and shrinking the storage footprint. New customers are required to sign a three-year maintenance agreement and can purchase additional capacity and/or data management solutions at their discretion.   Availability and pricing  FalconStor's free migration program is available immediately through December 31, 2014. Migration support is also available at FalconStor's standard rates, including basic installation and integration services, planning, design, and optimization services. For more information, contact 1.866.NOW.FALC or visit FalconStor online.  About FalconStor Software  FalconStor Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:FALC) is transforming how enterprises move, store, protect and optimize data.Founded in 2000, FalconStor offers an award-winning platform for data migration, business continuity, disaster recovery, optimized backup and deduplication.FalconStor helps maximize data availability and system uptime to ensure nonstop business productivity, while simplifying data management to reduce operational costs. Our open, integrated software solutions reduce vendor lock-in and give enterprises the freedom to choose the applications and hardware components that make the best sense for their business. FalconStor solutions are available and supported by OEMs, as well as leading system integrators and resellers worldwide.FalconStor is headquartered in Melville, N.Y. with offices throughout Europe and the Asia Pacific region. For more information, visit www.falconstor.com or call 1-866-NOW-FALC (866-669-3252).     Follow us on Twitter – Watch us on YouTube – Connect with us on LinkedIn  FalconStor and FalconStor Software 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.  IBM and ProtecTIER are trademarks or registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. If these and other IBM trademarked terms are marked on their first occurrence in this information with a trademark symbol (® or TM), these symbols indicate U.S. registered or common law trademarks owned by IBM at the time this information was published. Such trademarks may also be registered or common law trademarks in other countries.  Links to websites or pages controlled by parties other than FalconStor are provided for the reader's convenience and information only.FalconStor does not incorporate into this release the information found at those links nor does FalconStor represent or warrant that any information found at those links is complete or accurate.Use of information obtained by following these links is at the reader's own risk.  CONTACT: For more information, contact          Tim Sheets          FalconStor Software, Inc.          631-773-4345          timothy.sheets@falconstor.com                   Jackie Savage          Epoch 5 Public Relations          631-427-1713          jsavage@epoch5.com  FalconStor Software Logo maroon