Pranah Storage Technologies Chosen as a Sprout Award Winner by Everything Channel

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New System Redefines Data Storage for Small and Midsized Businesses

Pranah Storage Technologies (http://www.pranah.com) today announced it has been selected as one of only eight Sprout Award winners by Everything Channel. The company was chosen as one of the best new startups in technology. The Sprout Awards spotlight companies that are in the earliest stages of promising technology and product development in areas including Client Applications, Client Hardware, Server Applications, Server Hardware, Cloud Computing, Storage, Networking, Wireless, Mobility, Social Networking, Consumer Electronics, and more. The award program was created in conjunction with The Sightline Group to recognize leading technology startup companies. The Sprout Awards were revealed at XChange '09, which took place August 17-20 at the Gaylord National Hotel in Washington, DC, attended by more than 1300 people. Founding partners of the Xchange events include Cisco, Intel, and Microsoft.

Pranah has created the easiest-to-use and most complete network storage system for the under-$50K price class -- the fastest-growing part of the storage business. Pranah's system features purpose-built hardware, designed specifically for data storage, combined with storage software applications that are typically seen only in high-end systems. Designed for simplicity and scalability, Pranah storage systems provide more value than any other system now available to small and midsized businesses (SMBs).

"To say we're 'honored' or 'thrilled' to be a Sprout winner would be trite," said Dave Walstad, Pranah's VP of sales and marketing. "So I'll just say we continue to be amazed at the reaction we're getting from end-user customers and resellers to what our technology can do for them -- and it's great to see Everything Channel recognizing we have something special here, too."

"We created The Sprout Awards to introduce promising new technologies to the marketplace and learn why they are on track to become the next hot company," said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel. "All the startups and technologies that were introduced to us were very impressive. However, Pranah's was the cream of the crop. We congratulate them on a job well done and wish them continued success as they bring their technology to market."

The Sprout Award winners were chosen by the CRN editorial department and the CRN Test Center. Selection criteria was based upon a variety of aspects such as the type of product or service, the compelling story of the background of their founders, to the back-story of "born in a garage" or "designed on a coffee shop napkin."

For additional information on Prahah Storage Technologies, please visit: http://www.pranah.com.

About Pranah Storage Technologies
Pranah Storage Technologies Inc. (formerly Marner Storage Technologies), based in suburban Saint Paul, Minnesota, designs and manufactures data storage systems that bring simplicity and high efficiency to data-intensive environments in small to midsized businesses (SMBs). Its products combine patented technology with sustainable design to create robust, adaptable data storage platforms. The company's storage products are incredibly simple, uniquely efficient, and radically better. "Pranah" is a Sanskrit word meaning "all-pervading vital energy." An organization's data is its "Pranah," and the company's storage systems are designed to protect that vital resource. For more information, please visit http://www.pranah.com or call 888-99-PRANAH.

About The Sightline Group
The Sightline Group offers sales and marketing strategy, execution assistance and product launch expertise across numerous consumer technology product categories. The firm works with clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. The firm has earned an unparalleled reputation for forging vital alliances. Using its strong relationships with key executives across all major channels -- retailers, e-commerce vendors, catalogers, VARs, SIs, and OEMs -- the Sightline Group can quickly introduce clients and their products to the right people. Past clients include Logitech, iRobot, Acer, Qualcomm, and Eye-Fi. For more information, visit http://www.sightlinegroup.com

About Everything Channel (http://www.everythingchannel.com, http://www.channelweb.com)
Everything Channel is the one-stop shop for managing and accelerating technology sales. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database. Everything Channel provides innovative field sales and marketing solutions to arm the sellers of technology with the resources they need to achieve measurable and significant results.

About United Business Media Limited (http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com)
UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities - from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists - with integrated events, online, print, and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries is organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business, and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

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