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IceWEB Unified Storage Platform Named “Best in Class” Replication Midrange Array Product of the Year

February 13, 2012

STERLING, Va., Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — IceWEB, Inc.(TM) (OTCBB: IWEB), www.IceWEB.com, a leading provider of Unified Data Storage appliances for cloud and virtual environments, announced today that it has been named the #1 Midrange Array in a newly released independent analyst report entitled: Midrange Array Replication Software Special Report: The Five Forces Driving Demand for Replication Software and How They will Influence Enterprise Midrange Array Buying Decisions, published today by the industry expert analyst firm DCIG.

Key competitive factors contributing to the analysts’ “Best in Class” number #1 ranking of IceWEB’s nimble and scalable Unified Data Storage Appliances include:

  • Replication for Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery and High Availability – both asynchronous and synchronous replication natively available for cloud recoveries and disaster recovery testing
  • Flexible Snapshot Capabilities – using the IceSTORM(TM) OS for backups, e-Discovery, testing and development
  • Supports Millions of Snapshots – to accommodate faster recoveries by doing rollbacks to any point in time, and reduce the RPO (recovery point objective) and RTO (recovery time objective) to just minutes or seconds
  • Replication Software Licensing Included – removing previous market inhibitors to replication for small and medium businesses
  • Replication Works Across All IceWEB Unified Storage Appliances – using its asynchronous and synchronous IceSTORM(TM) replication OS features to replicate data between any IceWEB storage device under a single licensing agreement.

A full copy of the report is available at no cost by visiting
http://www.iceweb.com/download-DCIG-replication-software-special-report/

Summary from DCIG Report

Replication software is now almost a staple on enterprise midrange arrays with 95% of them offering replication software in some form. But what organizations may fail to recognize is that the specific replication software options available on each midrange array and how they are licensed vary widely. Further, just because a midrange array supports a particular midrange array feature does not mean that it is implemented in a way that meets their needs.

Understanding what replication software options a midrange array offers and how they are licensed is becoming increasingly important. While it can be argued that to date, midrange arrays have been primarily acquired because of their ability to provide high levels of availability, capacity, and performance, five new forces are at work that are changing how organizations use midrange arrays and their features.

These new factors include server virtualization, expanded compliance requirements, shorter application backup and recovery times, replicating backup data and eDiscovery, testing and development. These are forcing organizations to look at their use of midrange arrays going forward.

While midrange arrays still need to deliver the functionality that they always have, acquiring a midrange array that provides replication software such as asynchronous replication, synchronous replication and snapshots, is becoming a necessity in order for organizations to effectively and efficiently run their business and manage their IT operations going forward.

The replication software on the IceWEB 2000, 3000, 6000 and 7000 Unified Storage Appliances provides the depth and breadth of replication features that organizations need to meet these emerging business requirements as it includes every replication software option available. Equally important, every IceWEB Unified Storage Appliance includes a fully operational version of all of its replication features, the software licenses to use them, and the flexibility to replicate data between different IceWEB models.

It is for these reasons that the IceWEB Unified Storage Appliances achieved the #1 ranking in the Replication Category of the DCIG 2012 Midrange Array Buyer’s Guide. IceWEB Unified Storage Appliances enable organizations to meet the replication needs of today while positioning themselves to respond to the new requirements emerging in tomorrow’s virtualized and cloud-enabled world.

“Over the last two years, we have been architecting our entire product line around customer needs: A unique one size fits all licensing model that gives every small to midrange enterprise an alternative and affordable choice to EMC and Netapp. Our core development has been focused around bandwidth throttling, and secure encryption of data and replication services across terrestrial networks in and around the cloud,” stated John R. Signorello, IceWEB CEO.

Signorello concluded, “This week we will roll out our Worldwide Service and Support Program, which includes 24×7, 365 day onsite support for up to 5 years through a strategic partnership with one of the largest support providers in the world. By combining Price, Performance and support we can offer organizations a choice they can’t afford not to test drive.”

All IceWEB Unified Storage Platforms are available through the Company’s exclusive value-added distributor Promark Technology (800-634-0255). Promark markets IceWEB products throughout the United States through its nationwide network of 1,200 channel partners. For more information, please visit http://www.promarktech.com/iceweb_vendor_store.asp .

About IceWEB, Inc.
Headquartered just outside of Washington, D.C., IceWEB manufactures award-winning, high performance unified data storage products with enterprise storage management capabilities at a fraction of the price of traditional providers. Through thin provisioning, target deduplication and inline compression, IceWEB’s unified storage arrays enable standardization, consolidation and optimized storage utilization for virtual and cloud environments, saving up to 90% of storage costs, while reducing space, power and cooling requirements and simplifying storage management. For more information please call 800-465-4637 or visit www.iceweb.com.

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Contact:
IceWEB, Inc.
Investor Relations, 571.287.2400
investor@iceweb.com
or
Stephen D. Axelrod, CFA, 212.370.4500
steve@wolfeaxelrod.com
Wolfe Axelrod Weinberger Associates, LLC.

SOURCE IceWEB, Inc.


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