Storsimple Cloud Storage Appliance Named 2011 Editors’ Best Award Winner by SQL Server Magazine

SANTA CLARA, CA,Nov. 17, 2011 –/– StorSimple, the leading provider of Cloud Integrated Enterprise Storage for Windows and VMware infrastructures, today announced that its StorSimple Appliance was named as a Bronze medal winner of the “2011 Editors’ Best Awards” for Best Storage Hardware Product by Penton Media’s SQL Server Magazine. The 2011 Editors’ Best Awards are based on a product’s strategic importance to the market, its competitive advantages, and its value to customers.

“Our Editors’ Best Awards let us leverage our contributing editors’ expertise to provide well-earned recognition to products that exceed industry standards,” said Jason Bovberg, senior editor, Windows IT Pro. “As we did last year, we’ve also added valuable, in-the-trenches insight from our reader community about the winning products. We’re proud to now share this invaluable information with our Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine communities. Our winners should be extremely proud of this recognition from our editorial experts.”

“This award by SQL Server Magazine is validation that our Storage Appliance is a true asset to today’s enterprises and the right solution to meet today’s challenging business environment,” said Ursheet Parikh, CEO of StorSimple. “We are seeing companies across all vertical segments of the market struggling to update their current infrastructure to accommodate for the exponential growth in data for applications like Microsoft SharePoint and to find more robust solutions for primary storage, data protection, disaster recovery and simplified backup/restore. Recognition by SQL Server Magazine underscores what we’re seeing through our customers.”

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About StorSimple
Learn about who StorSimple is:

StorSimple is the leader in Cloud Integrated Enterprise Storage for Windows and VMware infrastructures. StorSimple has uniquely achieved the most stringent “Certified for Windows Server 2008” level of certification as well as VMware Ready status. StorSimple is the Microsoft BizSpark Partner of the Year 2011 and was named a Best of VMworld 2011 Finalist. StorSimple securely and transparently integrates the cloud into on-premises applications and offers a single appliance that delivers high-performance tiered storage, live archiving, cloud based data protection and disaster recovery, reducing cost by up to 80 percent compared to traditional enterprise storage. StorSimple is based in Silicon Valley and is funded by Ignition Partners, Index Ventures, Mayfield Fund, and Redpoint Ventures.

About SQL Server Magazine
SQL Server Magazine covers issues that matter to SQL Server database administrators and architects, BI professionals, and SQL Server developers. SQL Server users at all levels, from novice to advanced, come to learn practical, hands-on information straight from SQL Server experts. Visit to learn more.

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As a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton knows business and how to create and disseminate vital content that moves markets. Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed. 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 on the company and its businesses, visit

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