Astute Selected as a 2013 Red Herring Top 100 Global Company

Company Recognized for its ViSX All-Flash Solid State Storage Appliance that Increases Performance by 10x for Critical Applications in Virtual Server and Virtual Desktop Infrastructures


SAN DIEGO, CA, November 26, 2013 Astute NetworksTM, Inc., the leading provider of Networked Flash appliances, today announced that the company was selected as a 2013 Red Herring Top 100 Global company for its ViSX solid state flash storage solution. Astute was selected from a pool of hundreds of candidates across the globe and was chosen based on the company's addressable market size, its IP and patents, proof of concept, management strength, market size, financing and investor track record, customer acquisition and financial health.A key criterion for the Red Herring Top 100 is technological innovation. Astutes patented, ViSX performance storage appliance was purpose-built to address I/O-intensive applications such as databases, virtualized applications, and virtualized desktops (VDI). ViSX incorporates the patented DataPump EngineTM processor that completely offloads and dramatically accelerates network and storage protocol processing. The combination of a network-optimized flash and an advanced iSCSI and TCP protocol processor eliminates all critical I/O bottlenecks that affect application and VDI performance and delivers unprecedented random IOPS performance and IOPS per dollar. The solution works seamlessly with all virtualization platforms including VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, and Red Hat RHEV and complements existing SAN or NAS environments with a non-disruptive, highly optimized solid state flash-based storage tier.Red Herrings editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track records and standing of startups relative to their peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the buzz and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models from around the world.Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat, said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across the globe to the Top 100 Winners. We believe Astute embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Astute should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was the strongest it has ever been.Astute has experienced significant growth in 2013 and has received strong industry recognition in the form of industry awards and accolades including: Best in Biz CEO of the Year, CRN's "The 10 Coolest Startups list, named a Storage Magazine Product of the Year Award Finalist, UBM Tech Channel's CRN Channel Chiefs, named to CRN's 5-Star Partner Program Guide, named a finalist for Red Herring's North America Top 100 Awards, named one of CRN's "10 Coolest Flash Storage Products" and named to CRN's Emerging Tech Vendor Listing. This has been an incredible year for Astute on all fronts and we are honored to be recognized by Red Herring as a Top 100 Global Company Award recipient, said Jeff Whitney, VP of Marketing, Astute Networks, who accepted the award at the Red Herring event in Santa Monica. Enterprises are turning to the promise of cloud and virtualization infrastructures to increase business productivity while minimizing management complexity and costs. However, traditional storage architectures were not designed to support the virtual data center of today and tomorrow - as a result organizations are being strangled by poor application performance impacting user productivity and a companys bottom line. At Astute, we are addressing this major pain point for our customers with a non-disruptive solid-state flash appliance that boosts application performance by 10x at prices that are comparable to disk-based storage. Tweet this: @Astutenetworks Named Red Herring Global Top 100 Award Recipient for ViSX Networked Flash #Storage @digitalherringBe Astute:- Join the Conversation: Connect: - Read: Watch: Astute NetworksAstute is the leading provider of Networked Flash appliances that accelerate application performance by 10x or more, enhance user productivity and lower IT costs for physical and virtual environments. The companys ViSX family of Networked Flash appliances is based on a 100% solid state flash technology that costeffectively delivers a high number of sustained IOPS to dramatically increase application performance. Powered by its patented DataPump Engine, ViSX overcomes performance limitations by non-disruptively delivering shared performance to all servers and virtual machines over pervasively deployed Ethernet networks. ViSX is available through the companys network of authorized AstuteNet channel partners. For more information, visit Networks, Networked flash, ViSX, DataPump Engine, and FlashWRX are trademarks or registered trademarks of Astute Networks, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.Press Contact:Sabrina SanchezThe Ventana Group, for Astute NetworksChantilly, VA(925) 785-3014sabrina.sanchez@ventanapr.com