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EXTEN Recognized as Storage Software Industry Leader with "Best of Show" Award for Most Innovative Technology

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EXTEN™ HyperDynamic™ storage software for cloud and high-performance
data centers recognized for open standards and industry leading NVMe
over Fabrics performance with DMTF Redfish
® and
SNIA Swordfish™ management.

After officially launching just days ago, EXTEN Technologies™, Inc.
announced today that its HyperDynamic™ NVMe over Fabrics
high-performance storage software, in conjunction with the Storage
Network Industry Association (SNIA), won the Best of Show Technology
Innovation Award at the 2018 Flash Memory Summit (FMS) currently being
held in Santa Clara.

"Cloud and other large data centers typically prioritize their selection
criteria for storage solutions as those that can achieve the highest
possible performance while avoiding proprietary vendor lock-in," said
Jay Kramer, Chairman of the Awards Program and President of Network
Storage Advisors Inc. "We are proud to recognize SNIA for creating an
open storage management specification and EXTEN HyperDynamic storage
software for being the first industry production product to implement
Swordfish and Redfish standards while setting new levels of high
performance."

"We congratulate EXTEN Technologies for its innovation and well-deserved
accolade," said Don Deel, SNIA Storage Management Initiative Governing
Board Chair. "By integrating SNIA Swordfish into its solution, EXTEN
Technologies' customers will benefit from a standards-based API that
does not require learning the intricacies of storage infrastructure to
handle day-to-day storage needs."

"Congratulations to EXTEN Technologies for receiving this award," said
Jeff Hilland, president, DMTF. "By capitalizing on SNIA's Swordfish –
which extends the local storage management capabilities in DMTF's
Redfish to address enterprise storage services – solutions tap into a
powerful standards-based holistic data center management experience. We
are happy to see support continue to grow with this award-winning
adoption."

About HyperDynamic

The EXTEN patent-pending HyperDynamic storage software disaggregates
storage by moving non-volatile memory, including Flash and 3D XPoint
solid-state drives (SSDs), from traditional storage and server systems
to fabric-attached enclosures like JBOFs (just a bunch of flash)
connected using low-latency and high-bandwidth NVMe over Fabrics
technology. The HyperDynamic software runs on a flexible hardware
ecosystem, including industry standard Intel x86 and AMD x64 servers and
custom SoC-based enclosures, providing the freedom to design
highly-optimized solutions using components from diverse manufacturers
that balance cost and performance. Solutions based on HyperDynamic
software are extensible using a RESTful API and custom microservices to
facilitate the development of advanced data management and other
capabilities.

"I want to take this opportunity to recognize the incredible work by our
engineering team and the groundbreaking open standard solution they
developed which won the FMS 'Best of Show - Most Innovative Technology'
award. Our team represents the world leaders in this space, so this is a
significant achievement," said Craig Gilmore, CEO of EXTEN.

EXTEN is demonstrating and showcasing its award-winning HyperDynamic
storage software at the annual Flash Memory Summit (FMS) currently being
held in Santa Clara, California. FMS attendees can learn more at EXTEN
partner booths that include AIC, Broadcom, Celestica, Mellanox, and
Solarflare.

About EXTEN

EXTEN Technologies is a pioneer in NVMe over Fabrics software
applications. The EXTEN HyperDynamic storage software solution is a
fully compliant protocol implementation that provides the highest
performance available with less than one microsecond of overhead latency
to the most demanding data centers in the world. The EXTEN architecture
is the first open standards NVMe solution with no proprietary hardware
or software lock-in and includes Redfish and Swordfish support in its
REST API offering frictionless integration to both partners and
end-users.

EXTEN Technologies was founded in 2012 and is based in Austin, Texas.
Visit www.exten.io
online to schedule a demonstration and learn more about how EXTEN HD
software can solve your most pressing problems.

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