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DriveScale and Dell EMC Expand Partnership to Provide Enterprise Solutions for Data Center Operators

Companies Enter Reseller Agreement to Solve IT Challenges Posed by Modern Workloads

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/07/17 -- DriveScale, the leader in Software Composable Infrastructure (SCI) for modern workloads, today announced that Dell EMC will resell DriveScale's solution to help customers dramatically improve the efficiency and agility of their data center infrastructure for cloud native applications. By offering DriveScale's SCI technology, Dell EMC can help meet the growing demand amongst its customer base for a more flexible architecture to run distributed workloads such as Hadoop, Cassandra and other scale-out systems.

"Through this strategic partnership, DriveScale and Dell EMC will work toward a common goal of providing the enterprise with efficient and cost-effective infrastructure solutions," said Gene Banman, CEO of DriveScale. "By expanding our reach into the Dell EMC customer base, we are well-positioned to help combat resource over-provisioning in the data center and help new and existing customers scale their businesses. We are proud to partner with world-class technology solution providers like Dell EMC and look forward to creating new opportunities for the channel."

Supporting Modern Workloads with Software Composable Infrastructure
Modern workloads, such as Hadoop, NoSQL databases and other big data technologies, are dynamic and unpredictable, with data growing exponentially as enterprises find new ways to mine this information for business value. This has resulted in IT administrators struggling to correctly size physical infrastructure for each application or respond to changing workloads that are experiencing a spike in demand. DriveScale's unique SCI solution provides organizations with a next-generation data center architecture that treats hardware infrastructure as code -- delivering significant gains in efficiency and agility while lowering both equipment and operating costs.

DriveScale's SCI solution allows data center administrators to disaggregate their infrastructure into separate pools of compute and storage resources, and quickly compose and re-compose them to meet the specific needs of a workload. IT teams can achieve higher utilization levels, reduce over-provisioning and respond much more quickly to changing business requirements. The DriveScale System does not require any changes to an existing application stack and delivers equivalent performance to a bare metal server with internal storage.

Expanded Partnership with New Reseller Agreement Extends SCI to Dell EMC Customer Base
Earlier this year, DriveScale joined the Dell EMC Tech Connect Program and was certified on Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers, Ethernet Switches and Direct Attached Storage. This new reseller agreement deepens the relationship between the two companies and provides customers with an easier path to manage big data in private and hybrid cloud environments. Recognized as a leader in Software Composable Infrastructure, DriveScale provides Dell EMC partners with a powerful addition to their data center offerings that enables their customers to meet the challenges of today's dynamic workloads.

"We chose DriveScale as our solution because its software-defined approach helps us scale our data center quickly and easily while reducing resources trapped in siloed clusters," said Tim Smith, SVP of technical operations at AppNexus. "This expanded relationship between Dell EMC and DriveScale allows for a streamlined technology engagement with an efficient acquisition model."

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.

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