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Data Dynamics Named Product of the Year Finalist in 2013 SVC Awards

Technology Awards Program Recognizes Data Dynamics for Advanced Storage Migration Capabilities

Data Dynamics, Inc., a provider of solutions for the discovery, reporting, migration, and management of file-based storage, today announced that StorageX 7.0 was named a finalist in the 2013 Storage, Virtualization & Cloud (SVC) Awards. Judges recognized StorageX 7.0 for new migration project management capabilities that streamline tech refresh and file storage optimization projects as well as enhanced phased migration, archival migration, and DFS management capabilities.

The Storage, Virtualization, Cloud (SVC) Awards reward the products, projects and services as well as honor companies and teams operating in the cloud, virtualization and storage sectors. Nominated products are first selected as finalists by a panel of IT publication editors and analysts, which are then submitted to an open vote of IT end users. The awards recognize the achievements of end-users, channel partners and vendors alike for achievements in information technology. The SVC Awards editorial staff will select the winners at a gala evening event in November 2013 in London.

StorageX is a multi-faceted file storage management software solution that speeds the transition to advanced hardware and new technologies by up to 50% when compared with manual processes. The StorageX solution increases unstructured file data mobility and mitigates risk during migrations by automating processes prone to human error. StorageX 7.0 leverages patented technology that integrates discovery, a policy-based rules engine, and CIFS and NFS data movers to limit business disruptions caused by storage migrations. StorageX also uses a project-based approach to ensure that all CIFS shares, NFS exports, security permissions, and file attributes are migrated correctly.

The Data Dynamics StorageX platform is the engine behind Data Dynamics' storage infrastructure management, unstructured file data management, and private cloud data management solutions. StorageX is an out-of-band, software-based storage management platform designed for enterprise file lifecycle management. StorageX simplifies the migration, consolidation, and archiving of file data in large, complex, multi-vendor file storage environments. The software centralizes the management of network file storage environments and streamlines workflows when adding, consolidating, or refreshing Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Windows storage.

"Storage professionals struggle to cost-effectively manage their existing structure. Past experience with prior migrations that took too long, cost too much, and worst of all, caused outages, means that many CIOs and storage teams are hesitant to migrate to advanced hardware and new technologies. Business units also fear disruption," said Piyush Mehta, CEO, Data Dynamics, Inc. "StorageX 7.0 helps alleviate migration risks and control migration costs through the use of migration project automation and policy-based data movement. This approach reduces cutover windows, helps storage teams restructure and optimize their file data during tech refresh cycles, reduces overall project timelines, and helps avoid costly outages and roll-backs."

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Joe Austin is Vice President, Client Relations, at Ventana Public Relations. He joined Ventana PR in 2006 with more than 14 years experience in high-tech strategic communications. His media relations experience spans both broadcast and print, and he maintains longstanding relationships with editors and reporters at business, IT, channel, and vertical publications. Austin's relationship with the media includes marquee outlets including CNN, BusinessWeek, USA Today, Bloomberg, and the Associated Press for clients ranging from startups to billion-dollar enterprises. Experience includes working with Maxell, McDATA (Acquired by Brocade), Center for Internet Security, Securent (Acquired by Cisco), Intrepidus Group/PhishMe, FireEye, Mimosa Systems, Xiotech,, EMC/Rainfinity, Spinnaker Networks (Acquired by NetApp), ONStor, Nexsan, Asigra, Avamar (Acquired by EMC), BakBone Software, Dot Hill, SANRAD, Open-E and others. With more than a decade of strategic planning, media tours, press conferences, and media/analyst relations for companies in the data storage, security, server virtualization, IT outsourcing and networking arenas, Austin's domain expertise assists in positioning clients for leadership. Austin was recently recognized as a “Top Tech Communicator” for the second year in a row by PRSourceCode. The editorial community – represented by more than 300 participating IT journalists – rated each winner based on best overall performance and recognized those who added the most value to their editorial processes in terms of responsiveness, reliability, and overall understanding of editorial needs.