Cloud Storage

Right Move Storage and VaultDrop Announce Free, Unlimited Cloud Storage Product for Self-Storage Customers

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Today, Right Move Storage, LLC and VaultDrop, LLC announced the implementation of their new Free Unlimited Cloud Storage product for all customers at properties operated by Right Move Storage. By combining traditional self storage with free unlimited cloud storage, Right Move Storage is accommodating all of their customers' needs by providing safe, secure cloud and physical storage.

"This is a ground-breaking idea," said Darren Kelley, President of Right Move Storage. "It was first presented to me by A.J. Esmailzadeh, Co-Founder of VaultDrop, LLC. We began working together to offer storage owners a unique product which creates incremental revenue and profit for the owner, while also providing an amenity to help them gain and retain customers."

Cloud Storage Scalability Ranks #1 on IT Wish Lists in 2017

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An independent survey commissioned by Zadara Storage, the provider of enterprise-class storage-as-a-service (STaaS), has underscored the IT industry's need for symmetrically scalable cloud storage, that can instantly scale up or down to meet business requirements, as a key challenge to growth in 2017 - and corroborates other recent analyses of IT demands for storage scalability in the coming year.

When asked to share their top strategy for managing their organization's data storage in 2017, one third of IT decision makers responding in Germany, the UK and the US, ranked "having cloud storage that scales up or down according to my organization's needs" as their #1 wish in 2017. Scalability was cited by nearly twice as many as those who selected the next highest response, outranking other mission-critical IT demands. The 2017 wish list unveiled by this research included:

Purity IT Deploys Cloudian for Public Cloud Service

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Cloudian, Inc., a leading provider of hybrid cloud object storage, has announced that Purity IT, a storage and cloud services provider in Norway, has deployed its HyperStore solution as a key component of its new S3-based public cloud offering.

Based in Oslo, Purity IT is a leading regional provider of backup, disaster recovery and cloud storage services. They have built a public multi-site S3 service based on Cloudian HyperStore. The new service, which also offers local SAN cache and tiering to tape, is intended for use cases including primary storage, archiving and backup.

Cloudian HyperStore was selected ahead of technology from Scality, Red Hat, and Quantum, following a five month proof of concept comparison project. The competing solutions were tested on the following criteria: ease of use, data tiering capabilities, storage policy support, S3 API interoperability, scalability, security, and cost.

Panzura Closes $32 Million Growth Capital Round

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Panzura, the leader in hybrid cloud storage, today announced a new $32 million growth capital round led by Matrix Partners and joined by Meritech Capital Partners, Opus Capital, Chevron and Western Digital as well as an undisclosed strategic investor. The new financing will be used to scale Panzura's leadership in leading the massive transformation of the $32B on premise storage market spend to a cloud first storage model. The monies will also be used to expand Panzura's hybrid cloud storage offerings for high performance database and virtual workloads, big data analytics and Internet of Thing (IoT) applications.

Panzura had record growth in 2016, including adding over 100 new enterprise customers and expanding its channel and alliance presence with leading cloud providers AWS, Google, IBM and Microsoft Azure. Panzura added over 26 new petabytes of enterprise storage in 2016 and its hybrid cloud NAS, archive and collaboration storage products were deployed in over 33 countries across multiple industries and governments.

Keio University Selects Zadara Hybrid Cloud Storage to Address Its DR and Cost Challenges

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Zadara Storage, the provider of enterprise-class storage-as-a-service (STaaS) today announced that Keio University has selected the Zadara VPSA storage array to provide file services to their over 2,000 member university staff. By working with Zadara's partner CDC, Keio University is able to upgrade their aging IT infrastructure to address immediate disaster recovery and cost challenges, and also position themselves for future growth.

Zadara's partner CDC, is a leading provider of enterprise storage solutions. With over 30 years of experience, the company focuses on providing industry-leading solutions to solve key customer challenges. By focusing on both short- and long-term requirements, CDC is able to architect solutions that address both immediate challenges, but also provide the scalability and flexibility customers need to enable growth and long-term success.

Cohesity Offers New Google Coldline Service for Low-Cost, Long-Term Cloud Storage for Enterprises

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Cohesity, the pioneer of hyperconverged secondary storage, today announced it will provide enterprises with Coldine, Google Cloud Platform's newest storage class of service for highly cost-effective data archival and recovery. Google Cloud Storage Coldline, which offers the lowest monthly cost to store data on Google's cloud infrastructure, can be easily registered and assigned via Cohesity's policy-based administration to any data protection workload running on Cohesity DataPlatform.

The new support for the Coldline storage class further expands the choice of cloud storage offerings that Cohesity customers can use for a hybrid cloud data protection strategy. Cohesity's vendor-agnostic hyperconverged secondary storage platform seamlessly connects with Google Cloud Storage Coldline to provide a cost-effective approach to long-term data retention and disaster recovery. The additional cloud service integration for Cohesity DataPlatform will drive greater opportunities for both Cohesity and Google to help companies overcome secondary storage challenges.

Dell EMC Brings the Power of Flash and Cloud Tiering to Industry's #1 Protection Storage

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Dell EMC is unveiling new software and a new generation of Dell EMC Data Domain protection storage systems that are flash-enabled to deliver industry-leading speed and scalability as well as enhanced protection for virtual environments. These new systems also provide the ultimate in efficiency for tiering long-term retention data to the cloud.

The deployment of the new Data Domain Cloud Tier software within Data Domain increases the total volume of data that can be managed through a single appliance by 200 percent, with a maximum logical capacity of 150PB. Data Domain Cloud Tier establishes Data Domain as the only protection storage to natively tier de-duplicated data to public, private, or hybrid clouds for long-term retention, including Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage and Virtustream Storage Cloud.

Avere Systems Unlocks Simplest Path to the Cloud with New Cloud-Core NAS (C2N) Offering for Enterprises

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Avere Systems, a leading provider of hybrid cloud enablement solutions, today unveiled the Avere Cloud-Core NAS (C2N) system, the only storage solution to combine the simplicity of NAS and the efficiency of object storage to deliver cloud-enabled infrastructure to the enterprise. The Avere C2N system transforms traditional storage environments into cloud infrastructure that scales from 120 terabytes to more than five petabytes to provide an easy and economical path to the cloud. Unlike other object storage solutions that start at a petabyte or more, Avere offers an entry-point solution built for starting small and scaling to large capacities for demanding applications in media and entertainment, life sciences, financial services, technology and other high data-growth industries.

Most enterprises looking to adopt the cloud are faced with challenges such as unfamiliar object-based application program interfaces (APIs) for data access, vendor solutions that start at over a petabyte, do-it-yourself solutions that are complex to implement, and public cloud data migrations that are difficult to execute and raise security concerns. The Avere C2N system addresses these complications by providing organizations with a cost-effective and manageable first step to cloud migration. By integrating private and public object storage with an organization's existing NAS infrastructure, C2N allows enterprises to create a simple and flexible hybrid cloud, managing an entire heterogeneous infrastructure as a single, logical pool of storage.

Panzura Announces Next Generation of Hybrid Cloud Storage Controllers

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Panzura, the leading provider of hybrid cloud storage for the enterprise, today announced its 5000 series of expandable enterprise hybrid cloud controllers, available immediately. This new generation of controllers scales from 1000s of users in a single site to tens of 1000s of users across global offices. Using Panzura's patented hybrid cloud storage software, customers can accelerate time to market of multi-billion dollar projects and high value software products by months, reduce on-premise storage costs by millions of dollars, and deliver a future proof hybrid cloud storage architecture. Organizations like Electronic Arts, Milwaukee Tool, National Instruments and the Department of Justice use Panzura for global software development and build delivery, high value asset distribution, cross-site CAD collaboration, hybrid cloud NAS and active archive.

Panzura software, available with the 5000 series, enables globally dispersed employees and machines to work together like they are in the same location. With Panzura, customers can implement distributed continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) environments to move software builds of up to hundreds of gigabytes to multiple sites worldwide in minutes totaling terabytes of builds globally distributed per day. Example projects include developing and distributing game builds globally, architecting skyscrapers and amusement parks using teams from multiple offices, transferring large-scale seismic data to compute farms on different continents and designing power tools collaboratively between teams in different countries. 

Brightsolid Improves Performance, Reliability and Service Levels with INFINIDAT

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INFINIDAT, a leading provider of enterprise data storage solutions, today announced that Brightsolid, a leading UK cloud provider, has implemented the InfiniBox enterprise-proven storage array to improve storage performance and reliability in its VMware cloud environment. Using InfiniBox, Brightsolid reduced the time to deploy storage from hours to minutes, and lowered write latencies from 2-10 ms to below 1 ms, thereby gaining a competitive edge in its market. 

“Our mission is to deliver technical innovation with personal service. By this, we mean finding the best way to apply the most effective technology so that we always surpass the expectations of our customers in the performance, reliability and price of our service,” said Richard Higgs, CEO at Brightsolid. “InfiniBox has delivered the outstanding performance we require as we serve some of the most data-intensive industries, such as energy. Flexibility is one of our key priorities and the scalability of the InfiniBox platform meets this requirement, particularly where customers need to quickly spin resources up and down depending on business demand and budget.”