Facilis uses Qualstar LTO Libraries for its new Object Cloud Integrated Archive and Backup

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Facilis virtualizes Cloud and LTO, making archived projects available immediately through object storage on the server and client desktops

CAMARILLO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced its partnership with Qualstar (NASDAQ: QBAK), a leading designer and developer of LTO tape based data storage solutions, to provide high-performance media archival solutions to its customers.

The Facilis Object Cloud virtualizes Cloud and LTO storage into a cache volume on the server, making media available on client desktops through the Facilis Shared File System. As part of a structured data archive workflow, LTO technology offers a reliable and cost-effective data retention solution for long term archive of media assets.

“When object storage is combined with FastTracker auto-indexing and proxy generation, it becomes a very powerful way to archive, track and restore project data through a simple, familiar interface,” said Jim McKenna, VP Sales and Marketing at Facilis. “LTO has always been a staple of our customers’ backup and archive policies. With the value of Qualstar products, and our tight integration, every Facilis customer can enjoy increased data resiliency.”

The Qualstar Q8, Q24, and Q48 rackmount tape library systems qualified by Facilis provide media professionals with a cost-effective, highly reliable LTO backup environment. Qualstar tape libraries have been qualified for seamless interoperability with popular Facilis partners such as Archiware P5, XenData and StorageDNA.

“Facilis HUB Shared Storage is a natural fit with our Qualstar tape library systems. Both companies are passionate about bringing unprecedented value to our customers with no compromises on performance and reliability,” said Arun Vaishampayan, VP Global Data Storage Sales at Qualstar. “We look forward to sharing a growing list of happy mutual customers.”

About Facilis Technology

Founded in 2003, Massachusetts-based Facilis Technology, Inc. designs and builds premium, turnkey shared storage solutions for collaborative media production across all content creation workflows. Their production-proven solutions are designed for use by the craft editor, facility engineer, and owner-operator alike. Flexible, scalable and compatible with industry-standard creative solutions, Facilis’ products blend seamlessly into any network environment and have been installed in more than 3,000 facilities worldwide. http://facilis.com/

About Qualstar Corporation (NASDAQ: QBAK)

Qualstar, founded in 1984, is a diversified electronics designer and developer of data storage and power supplies. Qualstar has over 35 years of experience in data storage products that are used to provide highly scalable and reliable solutions to store and retrieve large quantities of electronic data. Qualstar’s products are known throughout the world for high quality and Simply Reliable™ designs that provide years of trouble-free service. More information is available at www.qualstar.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to expectations, plans or prospects for Qualstar Corporation and its partnership with Facilis that are based upon the current expectations and beliefs of Qualstar’s management and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In particular, the following factors, among others, could cause actual or future results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements: Qualstar’s ability to successfully execute on its strategic plan with respect to the partnership with Facilis; the ability of Qualstar’s tape libraries to seamlessly integrate with Facilis’s technology platform; the ability of Qualstar and Facilis to realize any benefits from such integration, including any technical, operational and economic advantages; Qualstar’s ability to develop and commercialize new products with Facilis; industry and customer adoption and acceptance of such new products; unexpected product design or quality problems; adverse changes in market demand for such new products; and the other risks and important factors contained and identified in Qualstar’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date hereof. Qualstar does not undertake any obligation to update the forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

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Contacts

Qualstar Corporation

Arun Vaishampayan

VP Global Sales

+1 805-583-7744

arun@qualstar.com

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