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Astute Networks Named a 2013 Emerging Technology Vendor by CRN

Leading Provider of Networked Flash Application Performance Appliances for Virtual, Physical and Cloud Environments Recognized by CRN for Second Consecutive Year

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/12/13 -- Astute Networks™, Inc., the leading provider of Networked Flash™, today announced it has been named a 2013 Emerging Technology vendor by UBM Tech Channel's CRN Magazine. The annual list highlights hot tech startups making an impact on the channel and impression on the tech industry as a whole. These up-and-coming technology vendors have recently introduced a new product or technology that is not only innovative, but generates the high margins solution providers require in today's competitive marketplace. Astute Networks was singled out for the second year in a row for its innovative ViSX application acceleration appliance combined with its world-class AstuteNET Partner Program.

Astute Networks' ViSX application acceleration appliances deliver competitive advantages for channel partners and complement their customers' virtualized infrastructures by adding a high-performance datastore tier of Networked Flash to performance-constrained environments. ViSX provides the most cost-effective way to deploy solid state flash and increase application performance by 10X or more. ViSX quickly deploys in 10 minutes or less, with no complex management interfaces, no application changes, and no rip and replace, or forklift upgrades for installed servers and storage required -- further ensuring ROI is recognized in just weeks.

Designed to recognize a partner's expertise, and reward them for their sales success, the AstuteNET Partner Program delivers real value to help partners increase their sales of virtual infrastructure products and services via an expanded portfolio offering. In addition to extremely attractive product margins, this multi-dimensional program includes dedicated sales resources, assigned technical resources, promotional incentives, education and training, access to a broad set of sales tools, and a comprehensive joint marketing capability for rapid success.

"Any technology vendor can claim to offer innovative products and groundbreaking technology, but only a select group can truly impact the marketplace with their offerings," said Robert Faletra, CEO, UBM Tech Channel. "The companies named to the 2013 Emerging Vendor list offer solutions that deliver as promised while creating the high margins that solution providers demand. We congratulate all the vendors for their commitment to delivering technological innovations that map to the needs of the dynamic channel market."

"We are honored to have been recognized once again by UBM Tech Channel's CRN magazine as one of the true innovators in the flash storage marketplace," said Ted Lesinsky, vice president of sales, Astute Networks. "Our purpose-built ViSX solution provides our partners with a turnkey flash application to help their customers eliminate performance bottlenecks and accelerate application and VM performance at a cost that other iSCSI flash or hybrid storage systems simply can't match."

Lesinsky continued, "Bottom line, we are a hit with our channel partners because we help them to recognize revenue faster. Because the ViSX is easy to install and support, it virtually eliminates low/no revenue time that would otherwise have been consumed by install and support activities. Consequently, there is more time available for higher billing architecture and consultative activities. Last, but certainly not least, ViSX offers higher margin upgrade opportunities, without the need to compete against any main line vendors."

The vendors that make up the CRN Emerging Technology Vendor list were founded in 2007 or later, and have revenue under $1 billion. To view the list and read the editorial accompaniment visit www.CRN.com starting August 12. The list will also be featured in the August issue of CRN magazine.

About Astute Networks
Astute is the leading provider of Networked Flash™ appliances that accelerate application performance by 10x or more, enhance user productivity and lower IT costs for physical and virtual environments. The company's ViSX family of Networked Flash appliances is based on a 100% solid state flash technology that cost-effectively delivers a high number of sustained IOPS to dramatically increase application performance. Powered by its patented DataPump Engine™, ViSX overcomes performance limitations by non-disruptively delivering shared performance to all servers and virtual machines over pervasively deployed Ethernet networks. ViSX is available through the company's network of authorized AstuteNet channel partners. For more information, visit www.astutenetworks.com.

Astute Networks, Networked flash, ViSX, DataPump Engine, and FlashWRX are trademarks or registered trademarks of Astute Networks, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

About UBM Tech Channel
UBM Tech Channel, a UBM company is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With more than 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Tech Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives, managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. To learn more about UBM Tech Channel, visit us at http://www.ubmchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/UBMTechChannel.

About UBM llc
UBM llc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, visit www.ubm.com.

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