Xsigo Systems Awarded 'Storage Products of the Year' Finalist by Storage Magazine/SearchStorage.com

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TechTarget's Storage Magazine and SearchStorage.com have selected the Xsigo VP780 I/O Director as a finalist for their annual "Storage Products of the Year" award for 2007.

Xsigo Systems, Inc., the technology leader in data center I/O virtualization, today announced that the Xsigo VP780 I/O Director is a finalist for the 2007 "Storage Products of the Year" award in TechTarget's Storage Magazine and SearchStorage.com.

Xsigo was one of the six finalists in the "storage network equipment" category which received a record number - more than 200 nominations - of new-storage related products for 2007. The entries were judged by the Storage Magazine-SearchStorage.com editorial staff, in conjunction with a team of users, industry experts, analysts, and consultants. Each product was gauged on six key criteria: ease of integration, functionality, innovation, manageability, performance and value. The finalists will be featured online at http://www.SearchStorage.com the week of January 21, 2008 and the winners will be announced on February 5, 2008.

Xsigo Systems, backed by heavyweight investors Khosla Ventures, Kleiner Perkins and Graylock Ventures, launched in September of 2007 specifically to address the I/O connection bottlenecks currently found in the data center. Using Xsigo's technology, it is estimated that large data centers can lower their server-related operational expenses by up to 80%, cut capital costs by 50%, and use 70% less cabling by using Xsigo's technology - resulting in 100x faster server management.

"Xsigo's I/O Director technology is in growing demand as more companies recognize the efficiency, security, and agility benefits that virtual I/O delivers - therefore, being nominated as a finalist for the 'Storage Products of the Year' Award is an honor and a testament to our success," said Jon Toor, Xsigo's vice president of marketing.

With Xsigo's VP 780 I/O Director, IT managers can provision I/O resources on-the-fly without disrupting network and storage configurations, and without physically entering the data center. Xsigo consolidates the I/O infrastructure and replaces physical network and storage interfaces (NICs and HBAs) with virtual resources that are remotely manageable from a single console. Unlike alternative approaches, the Xsigo I/O Director offers reduced capital costs, greater management simplicity, and support for open standards.

About Xsigo Systems
Xsigo Systems, Inc. is the technology leader in Data Center I/O Virtualization, helping organizations reduce costs and improve business agility. The Xsigo VP780 I/O Director consolidates server connectivity with a solution that provides unprecedented management simplicity and interoperability with open standards. The privately held company is based in San Jose, CA and funded by Kleiner Perkins, Khosla Ventures and Greylock Partners. Xsigo Australia is located at 116 Willoughby Road, Crows Nest Sydney, 2065, Australia, Phone: +61 (0)2 8587 0050. For more information, visit http://www.xsigo.com.

About Storage
TechTarget's Storage provides information technology (IT) executives, managers, and staff with in-depth analysis and forward-looking guidance on managing, storing, networking, and safeguarding the data at the core of large organizations. TechTarget distributes the magazine to a controlled, qualified circulation of 50,000 storage-focused IT professionals. Storage has received numerous awards, including the ASBPE Awards for Editorial Excellence and the Folio: Show "Ozzie" and "Eddie" Awards. In addition, the editorial staff of Storage has been named a finalist for the prestigious Jesse H. Neal Awards for Excellence in Business Journalism.

About SearchStorage.com
TechTarget's SearchStorage.com is a leading online destination for IT professionals charged with purchasing, implementing, and managing storage systems at the core of large- and medium-sized businesses. More than 600,000 storage-focused IT executives, managers, and staff rely on SearchStorage.com for the information they need to do their jobs. SearchStorage.com content includes original editorial features, news, expert storage advice, Webcasts, and white papers. More information can be found at http://www.SearchStorage.com

Contact Information:

Lisa Copass                        
Stepping Out Communications        
925-253-8445                        

Kelly Ciccone
Xsigo Systems
408-329-5648

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