FreeStor helps organizations leverage unified storage infrastructures and cloud for smarter data management

MELVILLE, NY – June 3, 2015 — / — FalconStor Software Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC), a 15-year innovator in data protection, data mobility and virtualization, today announced it has joined OpenStack, a global community of developers collaborating on cloud architecture and an open source cloud operating system. Participation in the OpenStack community complements the May 6th launch of FreeStor™, enabling customers to leverage existing storage platforms to deliver unified data services across open, heterogenous IT infrastructures, both physical and virtual. These two efforts further illustrate FalconStor’s comitment and vision to enable customers to take advantage of the flexibility and cost savings enabled by truly open, software-defined approaches.

Backed by more than 500 participating organizations, OpenStack is a massively scalable, open source cloud operating system that is on the verge of becoming the industry standard for public and private clouds. FalconStor technology drives smart, reliable cloud data protection services to reduce costs and improve performance. With the combination of FalconStor and OpenStack, organizations can move data protection operations to the cloud to deliver efficient backup and disaster recovery and help drive service-oriented data protection.

“Our powerful data services platform, FreeStor, enables cloud and managed service providers to deliver flexible solutions to meet demanding requirements to move, store, protect and optimize data,” said Gary Quinn, FalconStor President, and CEO. “Joining OpenStack further enables us to fulfill our promise to provide data protection solutions that support virtually any IT environment. We look forward to supporting OpenStack as part of our FreeStor platform.”

FreeStor’s horizontal architecture unlocks a new world of storage opportunities, allowing IT managers to maximize efficiencies and lower costs while taking advantage of cloud, hybrid cloud, flash storage and Software-Defined Storage. A groundbreaking Intelligent Abstraction™ approach delivers seamless access and unified data services across entire storage infrastructures without having to invest in new technology, or rip and replace existing platforms. Always-on availability and continuity keep business running while enabling them to move, synchronize and protect data seamlessly across virtual and physical storage platforms. To learn more about FreeStor or to be notified about the availability of OpenStack support, interested parties can visit or contact one of our FalconStor Partners.

About FalconStor Software
FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC) is transforming how enterprises move, store, protect and optimize data. Founded in 2000, FalconStor offers an award-winning platform for data migration, business continuity, disaster recovery, optimized backup and deduplication. FalconStor helps maximize data availability and system uptime to ensure nonstop business productivity, while simplifying data management to reduce operational costs. Our open, integrated software solutions reduce vendor lock-in and give enterprises the freedom to choose the applications and hardware components that make the best sense for their business. FalconStor solutions are available and supported by OEMs, as well as leading system integrators and resellers worldwide. FalconStor is headquartered in Melville, N.Y. with offices throughout Europe and the Asia Pacific region. For more information, visit or call 1-866-NOW-FALC (866-669-3252).

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