Sanbolic Melio Is a Key Ingredient in Intel® ESAA "How to Build a Microsoft Cloud Solution" Solution Guide

Sanbolic Melio, Microsoft Hyper-V and Intel Server Boards Powered by Intel Xeon Processor, Enable More Flexible, Reliable and Scalable Alternative to Competitive Solutions - Customers Benefit From Increased Levels of Infrastructure Flexibility and Responsiveness, While Minimizing Storage-Related Cost and Complexity

WATERTOWN, Mass. - Sanbolic®, the market leader in distributed data management, today announced that its Melio(TM) software platform is included as a key ingredient in the Intel® Enabled Solutions Acceleration Alliance (ESAA) "Build a Private Cloud with System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 / Policy-Based Power Management" solution guide. For Intel resellers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Intermediate eXperimental Vehicles, as well as end users that wish to build an enterprise-ready private cloud, this guide offers a pre-validated "recipe" for deploying a private cloud using Sanbolic Melio in conjunction with Microsoft Hyper-V and Intel® Server Boards powered by the Intel® Xeon(TM) processor. By providing a flexible, scalable and highly available shared storage platform, Sanbolic Melio enables advanced features for Hyper-V, including live storage migration and QoS, allowing customers to benefit from increased levels of infrastructure flexibility, agility and responsiveness, while minimizing storage-related cost and complexity.

The new Private Cloud Builder reference architecture from Sanbolic builds on its already highly successful participation in the Intel® ESAA program. Other recipes provided by Sanbolic include: "Virtual Storage for Virtual Data Centers Built on Hyper-V," "Scalable Storage for Windows File Serving" and "Scalable Storage for Citrix XenDesktop."

"We included Sanbolic's Melio unified data storage management software as a key component in the 'How to Build a Microsoft Cloud Solution' reference architecture because it can enhance application availability, scalability and performance for critical enterprise workloads running in existing virtualization and storage infrastructures," said Rick Cecil, Intel® ESAA Architect at Intel.

"We are delighted to have been selected by Intel to participate in their Private Cloud Builders reference architecture, as being included in such a prominent guide serves as further validation that Sanbolic Melio is the ideal storage platform for operating a private cloud at peak efficiency," said Andy Melmed, Director of Enterprise Solutions, Sanbolic. "Intel's highly respected and trusted network of channel partners, as well as end users, who wish to deploy a private cloud infrastructure can now easily and confidently choose the best solution for their unique business and IT environment."

A one-stop resource for pre-validated hardware and software solutions, Intel® ESAA helps its members build relationships, reduce engineering costs and compete with products based on the proven reliability of the Intel® Server, Workstation and Desktop Products. For further information, please visit:

About Sanbolic Melio for Private Cloud

Sanbolic Melio is a comprehensive, software-based product suite comprised of advanced components, including a 64-bit symmetrical cluster file system and cluster volume manager that augments existing application, server and storage infrastructures to alleviate the unintended consequences of virtualization. Simple to install and use, Melio extends the benefits of virtualization to the storage layer, allowing customers to realize the benefits of application, desktop and server virtualization without the additional data and storage management overhead that so often accompanies these technologies.

By using Sanbolic Melio, organizations are able to deploy cost-effective private clouds built on Microsoft Hyper-V server virtualization and Intel server architectures quickly and easily with less upfront cost. With its unique capabilities and rich feature set, Melio adds flexibility, scalability, availability and elasticity to storage infrastructures - all key aspects necessary for creating a private cloud that allows services/resources (i.e., compute nodes, networking, storage) to be provisioned on demand.

About Sanbolic, Inc.

Founded in 2000, Sanbolic® is a global leader in distributed data management. Its Melio(TM) software suite delivers dramatically increased levels of application availability, scalability, protection and performance while decreasing cost and management complexity across enterprise data center applications such as Microsoft SQL, Microsoft SharePoint and Windows file-/web-serving, Citrix XenDesktop virtual desktop (VDI), and Microsoft Hyper-V private cloud environments. For further information please visit the Sanbolic website at: or email:

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