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DriveScale System Named Most Innovative IT Software in the 12th Annual 2017 IT World Awards(R)

DriveScale's Solution Recognized for Enabling Flexibility in the Data Center While Lowering Hardware-Acquisition Costs by up to 40 Percent

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/06/17 -- DriveScale, the leader in delivering Software Composable Infrastructure (SCI) for modern workloads, today announced that the Network Products Guide has named the DriveScale System a silver winner in the 12th Annual 2017 IT World Awards® in the Best Products and Services category for Most Innovative IT Software. The IT World Awards® are the world's premier information technology awards honoring achievements and recognitions in every facet of the IT industry and recognized DriveScale for pioneering next-generation data center architecture designed to handle the scale and dynamic requirements of modern workloads, while providing the agility of the public cloud at a fraction of the cost.

The DriveScale System is the only solution that allows data center administrators to quickly adapt to changing workloads with tightly integrated hardware and on-prem software. Its composable solution disaggregates compute and storage resources into separate pools -- letting enterprise organizations manage them independently or combine them in any ratio required by modern applications. DriveScale's unique composable architecture can be deployed on commodity hardware without any performance degradation. By providing a solution that allows application stacks to be deployed without modification, IT operations are able to substantially reduce cost and wasted resources within the data center caused by over-provisioning -- taking the guess work out of allocating these funds and resources.

The annual IT World Awards® recognition program encompasses the world's best in organizational performance, products and services, hot technologies, executives and management teams, successful deployments, product management and engineering, customer satisfaction, and public relations in every area of information technology, with active participation from a broad spectrum of industry voices.

"This recognition underscores our vision to future-proof enterprise-level data centers with next-generation infrastructure, and we are honored to have been recognized by the prestigious IT World Awards," said Gene Banman, CEO of DriveScale. "Because of increasing big data workloads and the growing prevalence of frameworks such as Hadoop and Spark, it is clear that Software Composable Infrastructure is the future of the data center. In reducing hardware acquisition costs by as much as 40 percent and tripling the utilization of server and storage resources, our platform empowers mainstream enterprises to easily and efficiently respond to changing application and business needs."

About DriveScale
DriveScale is the leader in Software Composable Infrastructure for modern workloads. Our innovative data center solution empowers IT to disaggregate compute and storage resources and quickly and easily recompose them to meet the needs of the business. Enterprises can respond faster to changing application environments, maximize the efficiency of their assets, and save on equipment and operating expenses. DriveScale supports modern workloads such as Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, NoSQL, Cassandra, Docker, Kubernetes and other distributed applications at a fraction of the cost of alternative platforms. DriveScale, based in Sunnyvale, CA, is founded by technologists with deep roots in IT architecture that built enterprise-class systems for Cisco and Sun Microsystems. Investors include Pelion Venture Partners, Nautilus Venture Partners and Ingrasys, a wholly owned subsidiary of Foxconn. Visit www.drivescale.com or follow us on Twitter at @DriveScale_Inc.

About NPG's IT World Awards
As industry's leading technology research and advisory publication, Network Products Guide plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology. The Annual IT World Awards is part of the SVUS Awards® recognition program from Silicon Valley in the United States of America which also includes other programs such as CEO World Awards, Consumer World Awards, Customer Sales and Service World Awards, Golden Bridge Awards, Globee Fastest Growing Private Companies Awards, Info Security PG's Global Excellence Awards, Pillar World Awards, PR World Awards, and Women World Awards. To learn more, visit www.networkproductsguide.com

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