FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC), the provider of TOTALLY Open™ data protection solutions, today announced that FalconStor has entered into a limited procurement agreement with Hitachi Data Systems. Under the terms of the agreement, Hitachi Data Systems will resell FalconStor ® Virtual Tape Library (VTL) with deduplication and FalconStor ® File-interface Deduplication System (FDS) integrated with the Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2000 family on a limited basis.

This arrangement between Hitachi Data Systems and FalconStor Software enables the combination of industry-leading high-performance storage arrays with the world’s number one VTL/deduplication system and the industry’s first LAN-based deduplication system with high availability.

“This new reseller agreement with Hitachi Data Systems brings to market powerful integrated solutions that combine best-of-breed storage and data management software,” said Bernie Wu, vice president of business development for FalconStor. “The Hitachi AMS 2000 family from HDS is ideal for FalconStor’s VTL and deduplication applications designed to bring greater efficiency to today’s data center.”

About the Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2000 family

The Adaptable Modular Storage 2000 family is a flexible storage platform designed to help organizations achieve key business benefits, such as meeting service level agreements (SLAs), attaining cost-effective performance and ensuring nondisruptive operations while realizing better administrative efficiencies and investment protection. There are three models in the family – the AMS 2100, AMS 2300 and AMS 2500. While these models differ in capacity, connectivity, performance and price points, each of these models has the same reliability and enterprise-level features.

About FalconStor VTL

FalconStor VTL is the industry's market-leading virtual tape solution, offering high performance and scalability. With virtual tape, backups complete faster and more reliably with little or no change needed to the backup environment. Designed for the enterprise, FalconStor VTL technology can achieve single-node backup speeds of 1.5 gigabytes per second, allowing IT managers to solve the single biggest issue in backup: meeting the backup window. Up to eight nodes can combine into a single logical unit, scaling performance to 12 gigabytes per second, or 43 terabytes per hour. Deduplication can be performed concurrently with the backup or after the backup completes, optimizing storage efficiency without affecting the backup window.

About FalconStor FDS

FalconStor FDS offers block-level deduplication of backup data via a simple file interface. FalconStor FDS extends FalconStor’s highly scalable data deduplication technology – already widespread as part of the FalconStor VTL solution – to LAN-based, disk-to-disk backup environments. With high availability and many-to-one replication capability, FalconStor FDS provides global deduplication by replicating from remote sites to a central data repository while ensuring that the data always will be available.

About FalconStor Software

FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC) is the market leader in disk-based data protection. FalconStor delivers proven, comprehensive data protection solutions that facilitate the continuous availability of business-critical data with speed, integrity and simplicity. The Company’s TOTALLY Open™ technology solutions, built upon the award-winning IPStor ® platform, include the industry leading Virtual Tape Library (VTL) with deduplication, Continuous Data Protector (CDP), File-interface Deduplication System (FDS), and Network Storage Server (NSS), each enabled with WAN-optimized replication for disaster recovery and remote office protection, and the HyperFS™ file system. FalconStor products are available as OEM or branded solutions from industry leaders, including Acer, Data Direct Networks, Dynamic Solutions International, EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, Huawei, Pillar Data Systems, SGI, SeaChange and Spectra Logic and are deployed by thousands of customers worldwide, from small businesses to Fortune 1000 enterprises.

FalconStor is headquartered in Melville, N.Y., with offices throughout Europe and the Asia Pacific region. FalconStor is an active member of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). For more information, visit www.falconstor.com or call 1-866-NOW-FALC (866-669-3252).

FalconStor, FalconStor Software and IPStor are registered trademark and TOTALLY Open and HyperFS are 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.

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