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Solid Data Announces Expansion of Professional Services Organization to Meet Increased Demand for Solid State Disk (SSD) Solutions

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — January 29, 2008 —

Solid Data Systems, Inc., the leading global provider of DRAM-based enterprise and carrier-class solid-state disk (SSD) storage systems, today announced the expansion of their Professional Services Organization. This group specializes in consulting services to optimize the use of SSDs in high transaction rate applications, and is a reflection of the increased use of SSDs as the core storage for these applications.

In the new organizational structure, the professional services team will be led by Mark Hayashida and aligned by vertical industry expertise. Key vertical industries of focus include financial services, on-line retailing, and telecommunications. Industry leaders in these areas benefit greatly from Solid Data SSD solutions. These are proven solutions that capitalize on Solid Data’s years of experience in these industries.

The Solid Data Professional Services program offers free initial phone consultation, on-site architectural assessment and evaluation, and technical and cost analysis on proposed SSD-based architectural solutions.

"The increasing transaction rates driven by the Internet and wireless mobile services have heralded a new age of memory-based storage," said Wade Tuma, CEO of Solid Data Systems. "Our goal is to provide our customers with the most reliable and cost-effective approaches to increasing peak transaction rates and server load stability that incorporate the best-in-class of solid state disk (SSD) technology."

"In the past SSDs were often used as quick fixes, only replacing key hot files." said Mark Hayashida, CTO of Solid Data Systems. "The mission of Solid Data Professional Services is to introduce architectures specifically designed around solid state disk storage. These architectures bring more than performance to high transaction rate environments."

"Once the limitation of mechanical disk drives is removed, the resulting systems are simpler, use much less power, and reduce the number of servers required," added Mark. "In addition, peak transaction capacity is dramatically increased, virtually eliminating server crashes due to overload. In properly architected systems the savings more than compensate for the additional cost of the SSD and provide unlimited capacity for future expansion."

Solid Data is the first and only vendor to offer NEBS-certified SSD products for critical telecommunications applications. Solid Data SSDs and StorageSPIRE SSD arrays deploy transparently in the data center and are compatible with current infrastructure, applications, file systems, and storage management software. In addition, Solid Data SSDs use less than half the power of conventional disk or in-server memory architectures, making them an environmentally preferable “green” storage solution.

About Solid Data

Solid Data Systems, Inc., founded in 1993, is the leading global provider of DRAM-based enterprise and carrier-class solid-state disk storage systems. Solid Data SSD-based architectures increase peak transaction and application performance, use less power, require fewer servers and lower total cost. Solid Data has the largest install base of trusted Fiber channel- and SCSI-connected SSDs with proven MTBFs of up to 2 million hours. Available products include the SD2000, SD3000/SD3000X2, and StorageSPIRE – offering up to 1TB of high performance SSD storage in a single managed array. Solid Data is the only vendor to offer NEBS-certified SSD products for critical telecommunications applications. Solid Data customers are among the world's largest technology resellers, systems integrators, financial services companies, telecommunications providers and government agencies.

Solid Data is a Microsoft Certified Partner, whose products are sold through partnerships with Hewlett Packard, IBM and SUN. The company’s 24x7 Service and Support is globally available from major platform and service providers, including Anacomp, Hewlett Packard, IBM and SGI. For more information about the company and its products, please visit www.soliddata.com or contact us at info@soliddata.com or at +1 (408) 845-5797.

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Media Contact:

Jerry Martuscelli

Solid Data Systems
+1 408-845-5794

jmartuscelli@soliddata.com



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