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Burlywood Extends Reach of TrueFlash Solution through OEM Partnership with Unigen


an innovator of flash-based storage for cloud data centers, today
announced that it has entered into an OEM agreement with Unigen
Corporation, which will market and sell Burlywood's TrueFlash™ storage
software solution to customers looking to accelerate their transition to
an all-flash data center.

Customers depend on Unigen to consistently provide flash solutions with
the best reliability, quality and performance. This deal represents an
opportunity for Unigen to further address the rapidly expanding
datacenter market by delivering TrueFlash's disruptive cost and
performance benefits to customers deploying cloud storage solutions,
all-flash arrays and hyper-converged solutions.

"For both new customers looking to transition to flash storage solutions
and for those of our customers already utilizing our existing solutions
for enterprise-class storage, the addition of Burlywood's modular flash
storage architecture offers a way to rapidly integrate the latest
flash-based technologies that can best meet their application needs,"
said Paul W. Heng, President & CEO of Unigen. "Our partnership with
Burlywood ensures that customers will get the optimized performance and
capacity they need with support throughout every stage of the sales

Burlywood's TrueFlash is optimized to customer applications, uses flash
more efficiently and delivers improved performance in a more
cost-effective manner than current SSDs. TrueFlash allows for the use of
the latest flash technology with better performance earlier in the
lifecycle of flash nodes. Integrated multi-stream Quality of Service
(QoS) provides advanced traffic management and consistent performance,
tuning it to match the exact needs of customers' environments and

"Working with partners like Unigen allows us to rapidly expand our sales
capabilities and reach to ensure that the greatest number of companies
have the ability to optimize their datacenter with TrueFlash," said Tod
Earhart, CEO of Burlywood. "Unigen's commitment to testing and
validating the solutions that they OEM in addition to a customer base
that dovetails nicely with the market segments we target make them an
ideal partner to market and sell the TrueFlash storage architecture."

Organizations interested in implementing a TrueFlash-based solution
through Unigen may contact Unigen sales at

About Unigen

Unigen Corporation, founded in 1991, is an established global leader in
the design and manufacture of original and custom flash storage and DRAM
module solutions. Headquartered in Newark, California, the company
operates state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in the Silicon Valley
Bay Area of California (ISO-9001/14001/13485 certified) and near Hanoi,
Vietnam (ISO-9001/14001 certified). Unigen markets its products to OEMs
worldwide in embedded, industrial, networking, server,
telecommunications, imaging, automotive and medical devices industries.
Unigen also offers best-in-class electronics manufacturing services
(EMS), including new product introduction and volume production, supply
chain management, assembly, test, and post-sales support. Learn more
about Unigen's products and services at

About Burlywood

Powered by a highly productive, expert development team comprised of
executives from companies such as HP, Western Digital, Hitachi, Micron
and Intel, storage software startup Burlywood is accelerating the
transition to the all-flash data center. The company's patented
TrueFlash technology changes how storage works and is delivered by
lowering flash costs, increasing storage density and increasing flash
performance while shortening the time to market. The new flash storage
paradigm is ideally suited for customers in the hyperscale, content
delivery and cloud markets that want to move to all-flash environments
but have found that current SSD offerings are a constraint. Find out
more about how Burlywood is allowing flash to be used as it was intended

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