SteelEye's DataKeeper Cluster Edition Takes Key Honors from Windows IT Pro Magazine

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Optimized Business Continuity Solution for Windows Server named 2009 Community Choice Gold medal winner, 2009 Editors' Best Silver medal winner

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Our Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine communities even the playing field by calling out their favorite products based on performance and service. Our winners have earned a unique honor to stand out among their peers as winners of our Community Choice Awards.

SteelEye Technology, Inc., (steeleye.com) a leading provider of business continuity and disaster recovery solutions for multi-vendor IT infrastructures, today announced that DataKeeper Cluster Edition was named the Gold medal winner of the "2009 Community Choice Awards" and the Silver medal winner of the "2009 Editors' Best Awards" in the Best High Availability/Disaster Recovery Product categories for both honors by Penton Media's Windows IT Pro® magazine.

"The 2009 Community Choice Awards had a record number of entries this year. Thousands of products were nominated by our audience of IT professionals. Peer-to-peer product and service recognition is the ultimate goal that all market players have, but it can be difficult to achieve," said Michele Crockett, editorial strategy director, Windows IT Pro magazine. "Our Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine communities even the playing field by calling out their favorite products based on performance and service. Our winners have earned a unique honor to stand out among their peers as winners of our Community Choice Awards."

As for the Editors' Best Awards, Crockett said, "The 2009 Editors' Best Awards are an accumulation of our editors', contributors' and authors' subject matter expertise, in service of identifying the year's most significant products in the market. We believe that our editorial experts' annual tradition of selecting winners based on a product's strategic importance to market, its competitive advantages and its value to the customer is particularly significant to the Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine communities this year, as we call out exceptional products in a highly competitive market."

SteelEye DataKeeper Cluster Edition integrates with and extends Windows Server Failover Clustering and Microsoft Cluster Service to enable "shared-nothing" and multi-site failover clusters. DataKeeper replaces the traditional shared physical disk cluster resource with a DataKeeper replicated volume resource. Any application that can be clustered with Microsoft clustering can be further protected with SteelEye DataKeeper Cluster Edition, eliminating the single point of failure represented by shared storage while also facilitating multi-site clusters for disaster recovery.

SteelEye customers also acknowledge the benefits of the DataKeeper platform.

"As a satisfied SteelEye DataKeeper Cluster Edition user, we are pleased but not surprised to hear that it has been recognized by users worldwide through the Windows IT Pro Community Choice and Editors' Choice awards," said Jeremy Null , CTO of Visucate, an academic value-added reseller of the Autodesk design software. "Since our deployment of the solution, it has delivered on all promises and continues to be an integral part of our Windows Server business continuity and disaster recovery plan."

Windows IT Pro is the leading and largest independent voice in Windows IT, with more than 2.5 million visits per month, and consists of a multitude of print and online channels. In addition to the flagship Windows IT Pro magazine, the Windows IT community includes SQL Server Magazine, Office SharePoint Pro, and Windows Dev Pro. Other online channels include blogs, forums, podcasts, RSS feeds, webinars, virtual events, white papers, newsletters, classes and more. IT professionals get objective, "direct from the trenches" information about Microsoft's latest Windows-based solutions and gain essential insight for keeping business-critical Microsoft applications up and running. For more information, visit http://www.windowsitpro.com or http://www.sqlmag.com.

Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the United States, serving more than 6 million business professionals every month. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 websites, 150 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. Headquartered in New York City, the privately held company is owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP, and its co-investors. For additional information about the company and its businesses, visit http://www.penton.com.

About SteelEye Technology, Inc.:
SteelEye is the leading provider of data and application availability management solutions for business continuity and disaster recovery for Windows, Linux and virtual platforms.

The SteelEye family of data replication, application protection, high-availability clustering and disaster recovery solutions are priced and architected to enable enterprises of all sizes to ensure continuous availability of business-critical applications, servers and data.

To complement its software solutions, SteelEye also provides a full range of high-availability consulting and professional services to assist organizations with the assessment, design and implementation of solutions for ensuring high availability within their environments.

For more information about SteelEye, please visit http://www.steeleye.com or contact Michael Hopkins, VisiTech PR, 303-752-3552, Ext. 230.

© 2009 SteelEye Technology, Inc., All rights reserved. SteelEye, SteelEye Technology, LifeKeeper and SteelEye DataKeeper and associated logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of SteelEye Technology, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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