Lifeboat to Distribute Supermicro® Computing Solutions

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Best-in-class hardware computing platforms and solutions – including VMware and Nexenta appliances – expand virtualization, networking and infrastructure offerings to partners

Lifeboat Distribution, an international value added distributor for virtualization, security, business continuity and other technically sophisticated products, today announced a distribution agreement with Supermicro, a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology and a premier provider of end-to-end green computing solutions for HPC, Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data and Embedded Systems worldwide. Lifeboat will distribute their full line of solutions to its network of resellers in the United States and Canada.

Several preconfigured solutions that Lifeboat will distribute include: the Supermicro/Nexenta software defined storage solution, a series of optimized reference architectures (RA) based on Supermicro’s industry leading server hardware and NexentaStor, Open Source-driven Software Defined Storage platform that deliver unified file and block storage services, and extremely powerful data protection capabilities; Supermicro’s 2U TwinPro2™ SuperServer, a VMware certified server for EVO: RAIL hyper-converged infrastructure designed to accelerate deployment and optimize performance of virtualized environments; as well as Supermicro’s VSAN Ready Systems, an alternative to traditional Fibre Channel SAN-based virtualization infrastructure that was created with a focus on deploying VMware Virtual SAN hypervisor-converged storage clusters as quickly as possible.

“Supermicro’s advanced server, storage and networking solutions offer the most flexibility in terms of performance, efficiency, density and configurability for Enterprise, cloud and hyper-converged infrastructure,” said Wally Liaw, Sr. Vice President of Sales at Supermicro. “Lifeboat Distribution, with their strong focus on cutting edge technology and solutions, will help us extend our advantages through their partners to a broader customer audience.”

“Supermicro’s computing solutions are a valuable extension to our portfolio as they provide the most optimized, scalable new technologies with a wide selection of high performance server products,” William R. Botti, Executive Vice President, Lifeboat Distribution. “While we continue to expand our solutions offerings, these products provide our first server compute platform that will allow our partners to now offer these best-in-class solutions to their customers who will be able to implement them quickly and efficiently in their environments for maximum ROI. Plus, Supermicro’s “We Keep IT Green®” initiative and commitment to protecting the environment really resonates with our company. We feel great about being able to offer these energy-efficient, green solutions to our partners.”

Lifeboat will promote Supermicro’s computing solutions in conjunction with the company’s extensive line cards of virtualization and network & infrastructure management products. Resellers and managed service providers interested in offering Supermicro solutions should contact Lifeboat by phone at +1.800.847.7078 (US), or +1.888.523.7777 (Canada), or by email at sales(at)lifeboatdistribution(dot)com.

About Lifeboat Distribution
Lifeboat Distribution, a subsidiary of Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTG), is an international value added distributor for virtualization/cloud computing, security, application and network infrastructure, business continuity/disaster recovery, database infrastructure and management, application lifecycle management, science/engineering, and other technically sophisticated products. The company helps vendors recruit and build multinational solution provider networks, power their networks, and drive incremental sales revenues that complement existing sales channels. Lifeboat Distribution services thousands of solution providers, VARs, systems integrators, corporate resellers, and consultants worldwide, helping them power a rich opportunity stream, expand their margin+ services revenues, and build profitable product and service businesses. For more information, visit http://www.lifeboatdistribution.com, or call +1.800.847.7078 (US), +1.732.389.0037 (International), +1.888.523.7777 (Canada), or +31.36.8200.236 (Europe). Follow Lifeboat Distribution on Twitter (@LifeboatVAD) and Facebook (LifeboatDistribution).

About Super Micro Computer, Inc.
Supermicro®, the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green®” initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market. For complete information on Supermicro solutions visit http://www.supermicro.com. Follow Supermicro on Facebook and Twitter to receive their latest news and announcements.

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