November 4, 2008

Compellent Enterprise Storage Validated for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster Configuration Program

Compellent Technologies (NYSE: CML)

News Highlights

-- The Compellent storage area network (SAN) has completed Microsoft's Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster Configuration Program (FCCP) validation.

-- As part of the Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster Configuration Program, Compellent strenuously tested and validated two-node and eight-node Fibre Channel and iSCSI high-availability hardware configurations based on Windows Server 2008.

-- The validation is another step Compellent is taking to help ensure interoperability and support for Compellent and Microsoft enterprise customers upgrading to the newest Windows architecture for high-availability in a dynamic IT environment.

-- In keeping with its persistent architecture design philosophy, Compellent's integration with Microsoft allows end-users to benefit from security and management enhancements in Windows Server 2008, and still protect, access and restore older information stored on previous versions of Microsoft operating systems.

-- The support for both Fibre Channel and iSCSI configurations in Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V environments provides flexibility for virtual data centers.

Supporting Quotes

-- "This latest validation is further demonstration of our commitment to Windows users, who require the technology to do more with their data and have the highest possible availability," said Bruce Kornfeld, vice president of marketing, Compellent. "We will continue to provide value to Microsoft, and listen to our customers to deliver the best storage solution for the virtual data center."

-- "By joining the Failover Cluster Configuration Program and successfully completing the testing requirements, Compellent is enabling customers to easily purchase and deploy validated storage solutions that achieve increased levels of high availability on Windows Server 2008," said Jason Hermitage, director of Windows Server marketing, Microsoft Corp.

Additional Information

-- Compellent's Failover Cluster Configuration Program for Microsoft

-- Product demonstrations at the Compellent kiosk at the Microsoft TechEd EMEA IT Professionals conference, Microsoft Systems Center Partner Pavilion, Centre Convencions Internacional (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain, Nov. 3-7, 2008

-- Compellent presentation at TechEd EMEA, "Start with Storage and Experience Virtualization without Limits," 1:00-1:20 p.m. CET (13:00-13:20), Friday, Nov. 7, Theatre 4, CCIB

-- Compellent's Microsoft Alliance

-- Microsoft Partner of the Year for Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Storage Solutions

-- Microsoft-Certified Gold-Level Partner profile and the Microsoft Partner Solutions Center (MPSC) Sponsor-level partnership

-- Press release on the MPSC's virtual data center and disaster recovery strategy

-- Compellent News and Compellent's "Around the Block" Blog

About Compellent

Compellent is a leading provider of enterprise-class network storage solutions that are highly scalable, feature rich, and designed to be easy to use and cost effective. Compellent Technologies' principal offices are located in Eden Prairie, Minn. For more information, please visit:

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SOURCE: Compellent Technologies