San Jose, CA – Dec. 21, 2011  – Alacritech, the pioneer in NFS storage acceleration, has been selected as a Storage Visions Visionary Awards finalist in the enabling professional storage strategy category. The coveted honor recognizes Alacritech’s ANX 1500 NFS Acceleration Appliance and its role in mitigating Network Attached Storage (NAS) sprawl while dramatically improving the performance of NFS infrastructures.

Winners will be announced at the Storage Visions Conference award reception on Sunday, Jan. 8, at 6:00 p.m. PST in the exhibit hall of the Riviera Hotel Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.

“We are honored to be a Storage Visions Visionary Awards finalist,” said Doug Rainbolt, V.P. of Marketing. “It validates our vision of improving the performance of existing enterprise network storage infrastructures while drastically decreasing costs.” 

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About Alacritech

Founded in 1997 by network storage pioneer Larry Boucher and group of respected storage executives, Alacritech sets new records for the delivery of increasing amounts of enterprise cloud, video and other rich application data. The company’s first NFS Acceleration appliance, the ANX 1500, mitigates Network Attached Storage (NAS) sprawl and dramatically improves the performance of NFS infrastructures, and does so without requiring the replacement of existing ecosystems or the surrender of ownership of mission-critical data. The ANX 1500 pays for itself faster than any other storage infrastructure solution and provides by far the lowest cost per operations per second (OPS). The company holds 54 patents and has received $34 million in funding from Alloy Ventures, Benchmark Capital, Redpoint Ventures, Berkeley International Capital Corporation, Munder Capital Management, Needham Capital Partners, and Quantum Technology Ventures. Learn more at