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Cleversafe and Shutterfly Working Together to Solve Evolving Storage Challenges

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cleversafe and Shutterfly Working Together to Solve Evolving Storage Challenges09:00 EDT Wednesday, August 31, 2011Companies Develop Innovative Approach to Cloud Storage for Billions of Customers' Digital ImagesCHICAGO, Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cleversafe Inc., the smarter equation for Big Data storage, today announced that it is working with Shutterfly, a leading Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service to create a first of its kind cloud-based storage solution. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110104/NE23788LOGO )Shutterfly provides its customers with free, unlimited, secure storage of photos and the promise to never delete images. Currently, Shutterfly safely houses billions of images and that number is growing rapidly. Together, Cleversafe and Shutterfly have created an innovative, sustainable platform that leads the industry in performance, availability and cost. "Our customers are Shutterfly's number one priority, and protecting and storing their photos without quantity or file size restrictions is integral to our business," said Neil Day, chief technology officer at Shutterfly. "Our working relationship with Cleversafe has allowed us to integrate their ground-breaking technology with our proprietary storage architecture that ensures that we can maintain our industry-leading photo storage policies, while keeping costs under control.""Cleversafe offers a progressive technology for the progressive storage challenges Big Data presents," said Benjamin S. Woo, program vice president, worldwide storage systems, IDC. "By embracing this technology, Shutterfly has taken action to safely store their customers' uploaded photos with a high level of integrity, scalability and security." "Shutterfly's selection of Cleversafe's solution truly speaks to how object-based storage is emerging as the new standard for Big Data storage, particularly in cases involving storage and distribution of unstructured content, such as images, video and audio files," said Chris Gladwin, CEO and president of Cleversafe. "Cleversafe's platform has the flexibility to be leveraged in larger combinations to increase the integrity and overall storage security that Shutterfly needed."About Cleversafe Inc.Cleversafe has created a breakthrough technology that solves petabyte to exabyte scale Big Data storage problems. This solution drives up to 70 percent of the storage costs out of the business while enabling global access and collaboration. Many of the world's largest data repositories rely on Cleversafe. To learn more about Cleversafe and its solutions, please visit www.cleversafe.com, call 312-423-6640 or email us at sales@cleversafe.com.About Shutterfly Founded in 1999, Shutterfly, Inc. is an Internet-based social expression and personal publishing company and operates Shutterfly.com, Tiny Prints.com and Weddingpaperdivas.com. Shutterfly provides high quality products and world class services that make it easy, convenient and fun for consumers to preserve their digital photos in a creative and thoughtful manner. Shutterfly's flagship product is its award-winning photo book line, which helps consumers celebrate memories and tell their stories in professionally bound coffee table books. Shutterfly was recently named one of the top 25 Best Midsized Companies to Work For by the Great Place to Work Institute. More information about Shutterfly (NASDAQ: SFLY) is available at www.shutterfly.com. Shutterfly and Shutterfly.com are trademarks of Shutterfly, Inc. SOURCE Cleversafe Inc.For further information: Michele Moore, Lois Paul & Partners, for Cleversafe, +1-781-782-5763, Michele_Moore@lpp.com