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DataCore and Supermicro Offer Ultra-High Performance Enterprise Class Hyper-Converged Solutions

Joint Solution Delivers World’s Fastest Hyper-converged Performance, Flexibility and Agility to Drastically Spur Further Consolidation and Simplify
Infrastructure– Efficiently and Affordably

September 22, 2016 DataCore Software, a leading provider of Hyper-converged Virtual SAN,Software-Defined Storage and Adaptive Parallel I/O Software, today announced that it has partnered with Supermicro to create
an enterprise-class Hyper-converged solution that delivers the benefits of ultra-high performance and web-scale simplicity. While priced to provide a
cost-effective option for traditional Hyper-converged use cases such as Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and ROBO, these systems deliver the world’s
fastest Hyper-converged performance and can also run demanding enterprise applications such as databases and ERP systems using a fraction of the nodes
required by others to run similar workloads.

Powered by DataCore’s software that is proven in more than 30,000 deployments worldwide, the new solution offers hyper-consolidation for top productivity
as well as the ‘zero-touch’ continuous availability needed to keep businesses running without disruptions. The combination of DataCore’s record-breaking
Parallel I/O technology with Supermicro’s multi-core, multi-processor systems super charges I/O performance to deliver industry-leading productivity and
consolidation ratios – all in a single, ready-to-run appliance that combines both storage and servers.

Increase Performance and Reduce Costs

“Hyper-converged does not have to mean underpowered. Deploying a dozen nodes to meet reasonable performance is not only costly but the opposite of the
Hyper-converged promise to be simple to manage. Companies are looking to take the next step to fulfill their vision of consolidating and reducing the
complexity of their infrastructure,” stated Carlos M. Carreras, senior vice president of worldwide business development at DataCore Software. “But this has
remained an aspiration since surveys show many companies don’t believe they can run demanding enterprise applications on Hyper-converged systems and many
have experienced slower applications after server virtualization, with 77% pointing to I/O problems and slower response times as the root cause.”

This lack of performance is the primary reason that enterprises have not seen the consolidation ratios expected from server virtualization, or the
resultant cost savings. DataCore and Supermicro are focused on radically improving the productivity gains achievable from better consolidation and cost
savings by providing virtualized applications improved I/O performance and faster response times. Put simply, these solutions will allow users to ‘do more
with less.’

Next-generation Infrastructure Consolidation with Hyper-converged

“Supermicro is pleased to partner with DataCore to deliver a Hyper-converged solution based on Supermicro optimized server and storage systems that drives
industry-leading I/O performance and consolidation ratios,” stated Don Clegg, vice president of marketing and business development, Supermicro. “The net
result is increased performance and VM density that enterprises need to realize greater consolidation savings, faster performance and higher availability
for virtualized applications.”

The storage and Hyper-converged landscape is evolving from premium-priced, proprietary hardware and software solutions to open, industry-standard hardware
and the benefits are significant: reduced vendor lock-in and significant innovation with new technologies. DataCore is able to capitalize on this industry
paradigm by pairing standard hardware devices with world-record shattering performance storage virtualization and hyper-converged virtual SAN solutions. Together,
Supermicro devices in conjunction with DataCore are changing the dynamics and the economics of storage and servers.

“Supermicro’s extensive high density storage and compute platforms are a leading choice for DataCore’s powerful Hyper-converged product,” noted Carreras.
“The modular design system, with application-optimized platforms, provides maximum performance and efficiency. Moreover, the Supermicro and DataCore
Hyper-converged solution enables users to scale their applications with the smallest possible footprint in a modern datacenter or remote office.”

DataCore Powers the World’s Fastest Hyper-converged Solutions

DataCore shattered the performance and price-performance marks for Hyper-converged and storage solutions using one of the industry’s most prestigious
benchmarks: the Storage Performance Council’s SPC-1 (which measures IOPS and latency against enterprise database and transaction processing workloads) [1]. For more details please visit:

DataCore’s Compelling Advantages for Hyper-converged Solutions

DataCore™ Hyper-converged Virtual SAN software delivers a highly available and high-performance solution for virtualized applications in a cost-effective
package. Compared to other Hyper-converged products, DataCore offers the following advantages:

  • Faster: Faster applications means more transactions processed in less time, more data analyzed faster and higher VM density.
  • Always on: Highly available infrastructure and built-in metro-wide stretch mirroring with ‘zero-touch’ automatic failover and failback reduces
    disruptions to business operations and decreases risk.
  • Do more with less: Run more workloads, with better performance and availability, on far fewer servers and utilize existing infrastructure, for remarkable
    cost savings both direct and indirect (less power, cooling and space).
  • Higher efficiency: Integrated infrastructure means it’s easy to manage everything, with fewer people.

As a global leader in server technology, Supermicro offers a high degree of flexibility and customization by providing a vast array of server
configurations from which users can choose the optimal solution for their application. DataCore’s record-breaking Parallel I/O technology operates across
all Supermicro hardware devices – combining both storage and servers in a single tier.

Pricing and Availability

Base hardware configurations from Supermicro in conjunction with DataCore software in 2-node configurations are now available for the following scenarios –
Large Enterprise, Enterprise, Midrange, and Entry-level.

The new Hyper-converged systems are available today including hardware, software and 3 years support. List prices begin at under $40,000 per node.

These Hyper-converged solutions combining best-of-breed technologies are available immediately to DataCore and SuperMicro authorized resellers through
Lifeboat Distribution. Please refer to or contact for more information.

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About Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI)

Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced server Building
Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to
protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green®” initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly
solutions available on the market. visit

About DataCore

DataCore, the Data Infrastructure Software company, is the leading provider of Software-Defined Storage and
Adaptive Parallel I/O Software
– harnessing today’s powerful and cost-efficient server platforms with Parallel I/O to overcome the IT industry’s biggest problem, the I/O bottleneck, in
order to deliver unsurpassed performance, hyper-consolidation efficiencies and cost savings. The company’s comprehensive and flexible storage virtualization and Hyper-converged virtual SAN solutions free users from the pain of
labor-intensive storage management and provide true independence from solutions that cannot offer a hardware agnostic architecture. DataCore’s
Software-Defined and Parallel I/O powered platforms revolutionize data infrastructure and serve as the cornerstone of the next-generation, software-defined
data center – delivering greater value, industry-best performance, availability and simplicity. Visit or call (877) 780-5111 for more information.


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