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Solarflare Flareon Achieves Trade Agreement Act (Taa) Compliance

Government IT Buyers Now Have Access to Solarflare's Best-in-Class Performance and Security Solutions for Critical Network Infrastructure

IRVINE, CA—April 14, 2016—Solarflare, the leader in application-intelligent networking solutions, today announced that its Solarflare Flareon Ultra dual-port 40 Gigabit Ethernet (40GbE) and Flareon 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) server adapters are TAA (Trade Agreements Act)-compliant. The move enables US Federal Government and Defense Agencies to take advantage of Solarflare's best-in-class adapters, which deliver high performance and latency reducing functionality to accelerate, monitor and secure applications across critical network infrastructures.

"Government IT managers face large scale IT problems and Solarflare's technology is built to provide the extra processing horsepower that these organizations need to accomplish their mission. Solarflare's technology provides the first real integration of both high performance computing and end point security from the same hardware investment," said Russell Stern, CEO of Solarflare. "By expanding our product offerings to address TAA compliance requirements, we can better meet the needs of government departments and agencies and ensure their growing demand for best-in-class technology is met."

Solarflare's Flareon server adapters increase network efficiency through guaranteed, dedicated performance that meets the escalating requirements of applications across cloud, virtualized data centers, Web 2.0 applications, content delivery networks (CDNs), big data, and high-performance computing services. These adapters support the PCIe 3.0 server interface, a premier network platform for enabling next-generation cloud computing and software defined networks (SDNs). Through a unique combination of software and hardware architecture, these adapters enable network functions virtualization (NFV) and SDN service chaining within the server.

US Government customers can purchase Solarflare Flareon through ClearShark, a leading IT solutions provider and systems integrator for the government and commercial sectors.

"Solarflare's TAA compliant status enables us to sell their best of breed products to government customers who demand a high level of performance including enhanced, real-time intelligence processing and security capabilities," said Finn Ramsland, Sr., Director, Engineering and Technology, ClearShark.

About Solarflare

Solarflare is the leading provider of application-intelligent networking I/O solutions that accelerate, monitor and secure network data. With over 1,420 customers worldwide, the company's solutions are widely used in scale-out server environments such as electronic trading, high performance computing, content delivery, cloud, virtualization and big data. Solarflare's products are available from leading distributors and value-added resellers, as well as from Dell, HP, IBM and Lenovo. Solarflare is headquartered in Irvine, California, and operates R&D facilities in Cambridge, UK, New Delhi, India and San Diego, USA.

About ClearShark

ClearShark, an IT Solutions Provider, Systems Integrator, and an Inc. 5000 company, is a team of highly experienced, credentialed sales professionals who provide their expertise to deliver the best overall cybersecurity, datacenter & cloud infrastructure, enterprise storage, virtualization, and high performance computing solutions to their federal and commercial customers.

ClearShark's partnerships with industry-leading innovators ensure that their federal and commercial customers receive the ideal combination of products and services to exceed their mission and goals. These award-winning partnerships enable ClearShark to meet the specific goals and requirements of their customers' organizations.

ClearShark is committed to innovation by dedicating the time and resources required to study and evaluate new and emerging technologies. By focusing 20% of their engineering resources to vetting new/emerging technologies, ClearShark is able to position up to the moment, best of breed solutions and arm customers with current information on which to base their decisions.

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