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PernixData Partners With Carahsoft to Bring Server-Side Storage Intelligence to U.S. Public Sector

New Relationship Facilitates Adoption of FVP(TM) Software to Maximize Application Performance and Minimize Storage Costs in SLED and Federal Government Data Centers

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/19/14 -- PernixData, the leader in server-side storage intelligence, announced today that it has appointed Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider, to distribute PernixData FVP™ software to U.S. public sector customers. Under the agreement, Carahsoft will function as PernixData's primary distributor and master government aggregator. In addition, the two companies will co-invest in sales and market development activities to promote a new decoupled storage architecture that optimizes application performance and lowers storage costs for government and education entities.

"Carahsoft is a trusted partner for government agencies and educational institutions seeking the most innovative and proven technologies for storage and virtualization," said Michael Shrader, Vice President of Intelligence and Innovative Solutions at Carahsoft. "PernixData FVP software is the perfect addition to our portfolio of products, providing substantial and immediate value to our reseller partners and customers who are looking to solve storage performance and cost issues in a completely non-disruptive and scalable manner."

PernixData FVP software, the premier platform for scale-out storage acceleration, virtualizes high speed server resources like flash and RAM into a clustered acceleration tier that enables IT administrators to quickly, easily and cost-effectively scale-out storage performance completely independent of storage capacity. The result is unprecedented read and write performance for all virtual machines (VMs), without the need to change existing server and storage infrastructure. By creating a new software-based infrastructure for server side storage intelligence, PernixData fundamentally changes how storage is designed and operated in virtual data centers.

"We are thrilled to partner with a heavy hitter like Carahsoft to expand PernixData's presence into the public sector market," said Ted Stinson, Vice President of worldwide sales at PernixData. "Together, Carahsoft and PernixData will raise awareness for the benefits of server-side storage intelligence, while making it easy for government agencies and educational institutions to procure our award-winning software."

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About PernixData™
PernixData is fundamentally changing how storage is designed and operated in virtual data centers. The company's flagship product, PernixData FVP™, virtualizes server flash and RAM to enable scale-out storage performance that is independent of capacity. No changes are required to VMs, servers or primary storage, ensuring maximum performance of all virtualized applications in a seamless, scalable and cost-effective manner.

Based in San Jose, California, PernixData was founded by virtualization experts and backed by industry luminaries in the software space. For more information, please visit www.pernixdata.com and follow us on Twitter @PernixData.

About Carahsoft
Carahsoft Technology Corp. is the trusted Government IT solutions provider. As a top-ranked GSA Schedule Contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed technology vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of software manufacturers, value-added resellers, system integrators, and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value.

The company's dedicated Solutions Divisions proactively market, sell and deliver VMware, Symantec, EMC, Adobe, F5 Networks, Open Source, HP, SAP, and Innovative and Intelligence products and services, among others. Carahsoft is consistently recognized by its partners as a top revenue producer, and is listed annually among the industry's fastest growing firms by CRN, Inc., Washington Technology, The Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, and SmartCEO. Visit us at www.carahsoft.com.

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