3Tera and Nirvanix Partner on New Cloud Computing Solutions for Web Application Developers

New integrated solution to be demonstrated during Under the Radar Conference

Under the Radar, Mountain View, CA – March 20, 2008 – 3Tera, Inc, the leading innovator of grid computing technology and utility computing services for Web applications, and Nirvanix, the premier “Cloud Storage” platform provider, today announced that the two companies have entered into a partnership to offer new advanced cloud computing solutions, including global distributed storage, content distribution and remote backup capabilities for web application developers.

3Tera and Nirvanix will be integrating the Nirvanix Storage Delivery Network (SDN) into the standard AppLogic catalog of virtual appliances. The first such integration is the inclusion of the Nirvanix SDN as a backup target option within the AppLogic Grid Operating System backup dynamic appliance. The solution enables developers to select the Nirvanix global storage network for the highest performance storage available in the market today. Additionally, by selecting the Nirvanix SDN, AppLogic customers will be able to send backup copies to multiple global locations simultaneously for best practices in disaster recovery. This integrated solution was demonstrated today, live, with a real application grid backing up multiple images and gigabytes of data to the SDN in just a few seconds.

“We are happy to see Under the Radar participants starting new partnerships,” said Debbie Landa, founder and CEO of Dealmaker Media, the organizer of the Under the Radar conference. “Both 3Tera and Nirvanix are new to our Graduate Circle of companies, both are offering exciting new technologies that allow emerging companies to easily build, manage and scale their web applications without the need to build and own complex and expensive data centers. Their announcement today is a proof point for our efforts to facilitate new business opportunities and exchange of innovative ideas.”

“This solution blends together the best of both worlds, Utility Computing and Cloud Storage,” said Jonathan Buckley, Chief Marketing Officer for Nirvanix. “The two companies are coming together to address a very real problem for their customer: How to complement the simplicity and automation of a robust Utility Computing platform, with a cost-disruptive, yet most-reliable layer of data protection based on Cloud Storage.”

“We are excited to work with Nirvanix, because they are bringing innovative high performance storage solutions to web application developers,” said Bert Armijo, senior vice president of sales, marketing and product management, 3Tera, Inc. “We have many users working with large data sets for whom backup and data mobility are serious concerns. Nirvanix performance and reliability provides immediate storage solutions as well as creates new application opportunities.”

About Under the Radar
Under the Radar is a conference series and a blog profiling early-stage innovation, showcasing emerging startups and identifying trends. It began as an evening networking event in April 2003. After months of sold-out events, we were urged by our network of executives and VCs to create a full-day event: effectively a one-stop shop to evaluate and explore new business opportunities, partnerships, potential investments, and trends in several technology sectors. UTR conferences showcase 32 of the most disruptive startups in a sector. The conference takes a hands-on look at the true innovators fueling an explosion of emerging technology and new business opportunities. For more information visit www.undertheradar.com

About Nirvanix
Nirvanix is the premier “Cloud Storage” platform provider. Nirvanix is a privately held company headquartered in San Diego, California and backed by world-class investors including Intel Capital.

Nirvanix has built a global cluster of storage nodes collectively referred to as the Storage Delivery Network (SDN), powered by the Nirvanix Internet Media File System (IMFS). The SDN intelligently stores, delivers and processes storage requests in the best network location, providing the best user experience in the marketplace. With the ability to store multiple file copies in multiple geographic nodes, the SDN enables unparalleled data availability for developers, businesses and enterprises. For more information about the company and its services, visit www.nirvanix.com.

About 3Tera, Inc.
3Tera, Inc. is an innovator of grid and utility computing, simplifying the deployment and scaling of Web applications. Named one of the “Top 20 Companies to Watch in 2008” by Linux Magazine, 3Tera offers AppLogic grid operating system that enables the first true utility computing services to completely remove the cost and complexity associated with infrastructure. The operating system converts commodity servers into scalable grids on which users can visually operate, deploy and scale transactional Web applications without any modification of code. Software-as-a-Service providers, Web 2.0 companies, enterprises and open source developers can now get new online services quickly to market by utilizing resources from commodity hosting providers on a pay-as-you-go basis, while maintaining complete control of applications including visual operation, scaling and on-demand resource provisioning. For more information, visit www.3tera.com.

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