Winners will be honored in San Francisco on April 28, 2014

MARLBOROUGH, MA – April 2, 2014 — / —  Sepaton, Inc., maker of the world’s fastest and most scalable data protection solutions for large enterprises, announced today that Network Products Guide, the industry’s leading technology research and advisory guide, has named Sepaton VirtuoSO™ a finalist for the 9th Annual 2014 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards in the new products category. These industry and peer awards from Network Products Guide are the world’s premier information technology awards honoring achievements and recognitions in every facet of the IT industry. Winners will be honored in San Francisco on Monday, April 28, 2014 during the 9th annual dinner and presentations.

VirtuoSO delivers industry-leading performance, with groundbreaking advancements in deduplication, grid scalability, comprehensive multi-protocol support, and smart data movement. The result is the industry’s highest-performing scale-out NAS-based data protection solution with five times the capacity of competitive solutions at initial release with up to 22 times the capacity planned for future releases, certainty in restoring critical data, and flexibility to meet changing business and IT requirements. It is engineered to address the critical needs of enterprise data centers, manage explosive data growth and new data types, with support for virtualization, big data, cloud and other emerging use cases.

An annual achievements and recognition awards program with active participation from a broad spectrum of industry voices, the coveted annual Hot Companies and Best Products recognition program encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, products and services, executives and management teams, successful deployments, product management and engineering, support and customer satisfaction, and public relations in every area of information technology.

“It’s an honor to be named a finalist by Network Products Guide for this esteemed industry and peer award,” said Mike Thompson, president and CEO, Sepaton, Inc. “As enterprises deal with massive data growth fueled by new sources and types of data such as social media, mobile devices, sensor data and more, traditional approaches to data protection are no longer sufficient to meet the challenges of a data-driven world. This recognition further validates Sepaton VirtuoSO as the right approach to intelligently manage data growth and cost with an extensible architecture, Smart Hybrid Deduplication and scalable object storage purpose-built for enterprise data protection.”

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About Sepaton
Sepaton delivers the world’s fastest, most scalable and cost-efficient data protection solutions designed to enable large, data-intensive enterprises to store, move, access and protect critical data with the fastest recovery time in the event of a failure. Built on modular, grid-scalable architectures, Sepaton offers the S2100-ES3 for virtual tape library environments and the VirtuoSO for network attached storage (NAS) featuring multi-protocol support, highly efficient deduplication, performance-optimized data movement, and advanced management and reporting at the lowest total cost of ownership. Sepaton is headquartered in Marlborough, MA, and has an office in London. For additional information call 866-Sepaton or visit

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Beth Winkowski
Winkowski Public Relations, LLC for Sepaton

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