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Gear6 Named as Finalist for the 2008 Red Herring 100 North America Award

Gear6, accelerating I/O for real time application performance, today announced that it has been named as a finalist for the Red Herring 100 Award, a selection of the top 100 North American private companies playing a leading role in innovation and technology.

Red Herring's editorial staff chose the finalists after rigorously evaluating some 1200 private companies through a careful analysis of various criteria including financial data, quality of management, execution of strategy, and dedication to research and development.

"This year's impressive list of finalists demonstrates that North American companies continue to raise the bar and produce innovative technologies that benefit the global technology sector," said Red Herring Editor-in-Chief Joel Dreyfuss. "The exceptional accomplishments of these technology startups are a testament to extraordinary technological innovation and the drive to bring products to fruition.

Gear6 delivers scalable caching appliances that dramatically increase data center application performance while simultaneously reducing total storage costs. The companys CACHEfx products maximize I/O operations per second with extremely low latency to accelerate data intensive applications. The appliances scale to multiple terabytes of capacity and attach to the network, enhancing traditional Network Attached Storage (NAS) deployments and clustered file systems. Serving requests from high-speed memory provides applications a massive throughput increase and real time access to data. Large files, data sets, and entire databases are reliably cached to accelerate I/O performance between 10 and 50 times faster than conventional mechanical disk-based solutions.

Being recognized by Red Herring as a top 100 finalist is a significant validation of our approach to optimizing I/O performance for modern data center architectures, said Tom Shea, president and chief executive officer of Gear6. Our nomination as a finalist coincides with the growing need among web-scale and enterprise organizations for scalable, centralized storage caching solutions.

Red Herring will gather well over 300 CEOs, venture investors, government officials and senior corporate business development executives to its annual Red Herring North America conference on May 12-14 in San Jose, Calif. As the venue for the unveiling of the Top 100 private companies in North America, it draws unparalleled attention from decision makers and industry observers across the continent.

Published Thursday, April 10, 2008 1:22 PM by David Marshall
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