Astute Networks Featured Speaker at Next Gen Solid State Storage Conference

Senior Director of Product Management, Michael Schmitt, to Share Best Practices for Deploying Solid State to Optimize Application Performance

SAN DIEGO, CA, August 14, 2013 — Astute Networks™, Inc., the leading provider of Networked FlashTM appliances, today announced that it will be a featured speaker at the upcoming Next Gen Solid State Storage Conference, taking place August 13-14 in Santa Clara, CA. The summit, which will be attended by the industry’s premier solid-state disk (SSD), flash, and NAND storage companies, as well as enterprise end user IT executives, industry analysts and media covering this space, is designed to provide a uniquely focused opportunity to network, share knowledge and learn about the technologies and trends shaping the future of this market.

On Day One of the conference, Michael Schmitt, senior director of product management and marketing for Astute Networks, will join moderator George Crump, president and founder of Storage Switzerland, together with executives from GreenBytes, Virident and Pure Storage for a panel discussion titled, “Where is the best place to deploy Solid State? In the server, as a networked appliance, or as a SAN array replacement?” (Tuesday, August 13, 9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Room 209/210) Schmitt will also be speaking on Wednesday at the conference addressing CIOs and attendees on the topic “Increasing the Speed of your Business Simple and Risk Free.”

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Astute Networks is the leading provider of Networked FlashTM appliances that accelerate application performance by 10x or more, enhance user productivity and lower IT costs for physical and virtual environments. 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

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