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CPU Inc. Joins Astute Partner Program

SAN DIEGO, CA and FARMINGDALE, NJ--(Marketwired - Jun 11, 2013) - Astute Networks™, Inc., the leading provider of performance storage appliances, and Computer Peripherals Unlimited (CPU) Inc., a leading worldwide VAR and distributor of storage and backup solutions, today announced that CPU Inc. has become an authorized reseller of Astute ViSX Performance Storage Appliances. As a certified AstuteNET partner, CPU will offer Astute's innovative, cost-effective flash storage solution to its customers across North America.

"Our customer base has growing needs for storage solutions that eliminate I/O bottlenecks and increase application performance for both virtual and physical environments," said Darren McLaws, Owner, CPU Inc. "Astute has perfected the ideal combination of performance and cost-effectiveness with their flash storage products. ViSX appliances give our customers an enterprise-class solid state storage solution at price points comparable to traditional disk offerings to deliver bottom line profitability for the long haul."

The AstuteNET program, which has been enhanced with expanded resources to maximize solution delivery and profitability, assists partners in becoming trusted advisors to their customers by providing a component-rich program that is built around ViSX -- a simple-to-deploy flash storage appliance that is the perfect solution for both virtual and physical performance-hungry applications.

Astute breaks application performance barriers by resolving critical I/O bottlenecks with the ViSX flash-based Performance Storage Appliances. Based on its 10GbE DataPump Engine™ and Networked Flash™ architecture, ViSX gives IT managers a simple to deploy storage I/O acceleration appliance that boosts application and VDI performance up to 10X in a matter of minutes. Companies improve user productivity, customer satisfaction and revenue generation while eliminating the over-provisioning of storage, servers, and network resources. ViSX co-exists with installed storage and delivers 100% flash performance in a non-disruptive, simple to deploy solution, at prices comparable to disk-based systems.

"CPU Inc. is a proven provider of innovative storage and backup solutions," said Steve Kucker, vice president of sales, Astute Networks. "We are pleased to have them as a certified AstuteNET Partner Program member as we work together to deliver cost-effective flash storage solutions that offer unprecedented application performance and data protection at a prices that are truly affordable for mid-market customers."

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About Astute Networks
Astute is the leading provider of performance storage appliances for physical and virtual environments that increase performance, enhance user productivity, and lower IT costs. The company's ViSX family of Networked Flash appliances is based on a 100% solid state flash technology that cost-effectively delivers a high number of sustained IOPS to dramatically increase application performance. Powered by its patented DataPump Engine™, ViSX overcomes performance limitations by non-disruptively delivering shared performance to all servers and virtual machines over pervasively deployed Ethernet networks. ViSX is available through the company's network of authorized AstuteNet channel partners. For more information, visit www.astutenetworks.com.

About CPU Inc.
CPU Inc. is a Rohr Systems, Inc. company. Rohr Systems, founded in 1979 serves over 8,000 customers in more than 30 different countries worldwide. The company offers a wide range of storage and backup solutions and operates two locations in the U.S. including its main corporate office in Farmingdale, New Jersey and sales operations in Mesa, Arizona. For more information, visit www.cpuinc.com or call us at (800)278-3480.

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