New versions of award-winning products add greater capacity, up to 100x faster data recovery and 60 to 80 percent lower TCO across larger workloads and more applications
Santa Clara, Calif. – April 3, 2012 – StorSimple today announced the immediate availability of its extended family of cloud-integrated enterprise storage products.
The new StorSimple 5020, 5520, 7020 and 7520 appliances with software version 2.0 support larger enterprise workloads and data sets with an increased capacity amount of up to 100TB of usable local storage. Performance enhancements in cloud data management provide up to 100x faster cloud-based disaster recovery compared to traditional backup in the cloud. These new capabilities allow customers to use StorSimple to reduce storage TCO by 60 to 80 percent and further drive cloud-integrated enterprise storage to mainstream use cases.
Cloud-integrated enterprise storage is an emerging category of storage solution that consolidates primary, archive, backup and disaster recovery through seamless integration with the cloud. By combining SAN storage and cloud data management on an enterprise-class platform, these appliances enable new levels of speed, simplicity and reliability for backup and recovery while reducing both primary and data protection costs.
“A wide range of Fortune 1000 enterprises across verticals like retail, oil and gas, manufacturing, services, consumer goods, healthcare and banking as well as government customers have done their first storage deployments on public clouds using StorSimple,” said Ursheet Parikh, StorSimple co-founder and CEO. “For these customers, the choice comes down to continuing status quo or working to leverage the cloud, and this disruption has led to the emergence of the cloud-integrated enterprise storage market segment. We are leading this disruption with our award-winning products that integrate the cloud with enterprise storage infrastructure and processes.”
“The StorSimple solution automatically stores inactive data and snapshots from our SAN in the cloud, which has made a huge difference in the amount of time we spend managing storage,” said Luke Gracie director of information technology at InventHelp, “The cost is comparable to what you’d spend for a traditional SAN array, but you get additional features such as deduplication, compression, tiering and cloud-based disaster recovery – all with a single system.”
The second-generation of StorSimple appliances, the 5020, 5520, 7020 and 7520, include a number of important new capabilities in the following areas:
Higher local capacity and greater performance
The new appliances provide up to 100TB of usable local storage, and include higher capacity controllers with NVRAM support, along with software optimizations that offer an order of magnitude performance increase over previous versions and increased local storage capacity with enterprise SSD and SAS. As a result, customers can leverage cloud-integrated enterprise storage across larger workloads and a broader range of applications.
Cloud Data Management
StorSimple enables record-breaking times for application data recovery from cloud storage – up to 100TB of data per day with a single StorSimple appliance over a 50Mbps WAN link. In contrast, traditional cloud-based backup would take over 90 days to restore 100TB of data, while using twice the bandwidth (100Mbps). When coupled with StorSimple’s ability to store data in application-level (vs. backup) format, these performance improvements enable enterprises to confidently leverage the cloud for backup and restoring primary business data.
To improve customers’ cloud resiliency and vendor diversification, StorSimple appliances now can store complete sets of data across two different cloud providers or regional locations. As a result, customers can use one provider or geographic location for primary cloud storage and another for backup – using a single StorSimple appliance and the CloudClone™ feature. Expanded cloud provider support now includes storage services from Google, HP and Rackspace, as well as Amazon’s Reduced Redundancy Storage (RRS).
StorSimple’s new appliances include an expanded set enterprise-level operational and management capabilities. To maximize application availability, customers have the ability to non-disruptively upgrade from 1.0 to 2.0 system software – allowing applications and business processes to run continuously while StorSimple appliances are being updated. IT teams gain additional benefit through reduced management and planning time required for system updates.
StorSimple 5020 and 7020 appliances with software version 2.0 have already achieved VMware Ready certification and the 5520 and 7520 are expected to achieve the same certification in Q2 2012.
Pricing and Availability
The StorSimple 5020, 5520, 7020 and 7520 appliances are available immediately. Pricing starts at $40,000. For more information please go to http://www.storsimple.com/cloud-integrated-enterprise-storage.
StorSimple (www.storsimple.com) is the leader in cloud-integrated enterprise storage for Windows and VMware environments. StorSimple securely and transparently integrates cloud storage for on-premises applications and offers a single appliance that delivers high-performance tiered local and cloud storage, live archiving, cloud-based data protection and disaster recovery, reducing cost by up to 80 percent compared to traditional enterprise storage. StorSimple has uniquely achieved the most stringent “Certified for Windows Server 2008” and VMware Ready certifications, and was named the Microsoft BizSpark Partner of the Year 2011 and a Best of VMworld 2011 Finalist. The StorSimple 5010 and 7010 appliances were named 2011 Products of the Year in the Storage Systems category by Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com.
StorSimple 5010/7010 Appliance Tops Storage System Category; Recognized for Innovation, Ease of Use, Functionality and Value
Santa Clara, Calif. – Feb. 15, 2012 – StorSimple, the leading provider of cloud integrated enterprise storage for Windows and VMware environments, received top honors in the storage systems categoryfor Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com’s 2011 Product of the Year award. The StorSimple 5010 and 7010 products were awarded Gold in the category from among eleven finalists. The previous year StorSimple received the silver award in the same category with its StorSimple 1010 appliance.
According to magazine/SearchStorage.com, over 200 products were nominated in six categories. The storage system category covers Fibre Channel (FC) and iSCSI storage-area networks (SAN), network-attached storage (NAS), multiprotocol systems, direct-attached storage (DAS), hard disk drives, solid-state storage, disk controllers, caching appliances, storage virtualization appliances and cloud storage gateway appliances. Products were judged by a panel of users, analysts, consultants, and Storage magazine and SearchStorage.com editors. Products were rated based on innovation, performance, ease of integration into environment, ease of use and manageability, functionality and value.
The StorSimple appliance was the only cloud solution among the finalists in the category, and the only cloud integrated enterprise storage product across the award. StorSimple’s integrated approach to enterprise cloud storage is up to 80 percent more cost effective than traditional storage area network (SAN) approaches. The judges recognized StorSimple’s “automated tiering to cloud storage with built-in dedupe/compression reducing cloud storage usage fees” as a “key advantage.” In addition, judges said the appliances are a “good way to splice in cloud storage capacity without tremendous disruption or effort.”
“Placing Gold for an award that is a staple of the storage industry is a tremendous honor,” said Ursheet Parikh, CEO of StorSimple, “We mostly compete against the status quo, and the fact that the award recognizes us as better than status quo should signal to the market that it’s time to think about cloud-integrated storage. If any company is thinking about cloud, it should think StorSimple.”
StorSimple (www.storsimple.com) is the leader in cloud integrated enterprise storage for Windows and VMware environments. StorSimple securely and transparently integrates cloud storage for on-premises applications and offers a single appliance that delivers high-performance tiered local and cloud storage, live archiving, cloud-based data protection and disaster recovery, reducing cost by up to 80 percent compared to traditional enterprise storage. StorSimple has uniquely achieved the most stringent “Certified for Windows Server 2008” and VMware Ready certifications, and was named the Microsoft BizSpark Partner of the Year 2011 and a Best of VMworld 2011 Finalist.
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Webinar to Feature New Approach on Reducing Data Storage Expenses
Santa Clara, Calif. – October 20, 2011 — (BUSINESS WIRE)--StorSimple, the leading provider of cloud integrated enterprise storage for Windows and VMware infrastructures, today announced a webinar featuring Forrester Research Inc. on the cost benefit of integrated enterprise cloud storage.
“Cloud-as-a-Tier - Building an Enterprise Architecture For Secure High-Performance Hybrid Cloud Storage”
The amount of data organizations need to store is growing at record rates. At the same time they need to reduce capital expenses. There is a new approach that promises to deliver a more cost effective IT infrastructure through the cloud. Storage using integrated enterprise cloud architecture – capable of archive, backup, primary and disaster recovery - is 74% less expensive than traditional storage. To learn more about the cost benefits of integrated cloud storage don’t miss a live webinar on October 26, 2011 at 8:00 am PST hosted by StorSimple and featuring Forrester Research.
The webinar will compare the capital, operational and staffing cost differences between traditional storage and cloud storage. Guest speaker Andrew Reichman, principal analyst at Forrester, and Joel Christner, chief scientist of StorSimple, will deliver a live demonstration modeling the difference between a common workload – file storage – built and deployed traditionally compared to consumed through the public cloud with an integrated enterprise cloud storage architecture.
Click here to learn more and to register.
Everyone that registers will receive:
A free copy of the new eBook: “Cloud-as-a-Tier - Building an Enterprise Architecture For Secure High-Performance Hybrid Cloud Storage” by Ian Howells
Access to a detailed TCO model to discuss the specific savings in their organization
Learn about who StorSimple is: www.storsimple.com
StorSimple is the leader in Enterprise Cloud Storage for Windows and VMware infrastructures. StorSimple has uniquely achieved the most stringent “Certified for Windows Server 2008” level of certification and also VMware Ready status. StorSimple is the Microsoft BizSpark Partner of the Year and a Silver award winner in Storage Magazine’s Products of the Year.
StorSimple securely and transparently integrates the cloud into on-premises applications and offers a single appliance that delivers high-performance tiered storage, live archiving, cloud based data protection and disaster recovery, reducing cost by up to 80 percent compared to traditional enterprise storage. StorSimple is based in Silicon Valley and is funded by Ignition Partners, Index Ventures, Mayfield Fund, and Redpoint Ventures.
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Availability of three products from award-winning Startup introduces elastic storage capabilities for Microsoft SharePoint, Windows File Server, Exchange and Office
SANTA CLARA, Calif. & LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-StorSimple, recently named “most promising cloud technology provider,” announces the immediate availability of the StorSimple 1000, 5000 and 7000 series of application-optimized cloud storage appliances. Deployed on-premise, these devices utilize an innovative “cloud-as-a-tier” architecture to dramatically increase the performance and greatly extend the storage capabilities of business-critical Microsoft applications such as Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft File Servers and Virtual Machine libraries.
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Enterprise content is exploding at 50 to 60 percent per year driven by use of applications such as Microsoft Office, SharePoint, Exchange, Windows Shared Drives and modern virtual machine libraries. Each time a minor change is made to a file, a completely new version is created, resulting in an explosion of stored content when only a working set of data is required. The working set requires rapid access whereas the other content can be stored on slower disks or the cloud. The cloud is a new architecture and requires new approaches to realize its full benefit. It can’t be treated as a dumb disk at the end of a wide-area network. To get the security and performance required, enterprises need sophisticated cloud-as-a-tier management.
“When it comes to using cloud storage to deal with the explosion of content, companies need to think like Bing and Google search algorithms for storage, meaning that they should not treat all content the same, just as these search engines treat every web page differently to present the most important content on the first page,” said Ursheet Parikh, CEO of StorSimple. “We take the same approach to cloud storage through software in StorSimple appliances that automatically deduplicate content, reducing storage requirements by a factor of 10. Every block is then ranked through a unique BlockRankTM algorithm to determine the working set of data that is necessary for every day operations, while automatically moving less used data, which can make up nearly 75 percent of a business’ data, to the cloud. This gives enterprises the best-of-both worlds - SSD performance and the elasticity of the cloud.”
By keeping frequently accessed data on premise, application performance remains high and data is kept within company security protocols. Applications using the StorSimple appliance reap the performance and security benefits of keeping applications and working set data on premise, while shifting the burden of less frequently accessed content storage to the cloud. This has a major impact on performance both for regular application workloads and also backup and recovery as only the working set has to be moved to the cloud.
With only 25 percent of content stored on premise and a deduplication ratio of 10, this means instead of backing up a complete dataset over a WAN, StorSimple needs to move a mere 2.5 percent. For recovery, the volume group can be immediately mounted and the working set accessed compared to moving the whole backup over the WAN.
Unique Application-Optimized Cloud Storage
StorSimple takes cloud storage one step further with an application-optimization plug-in architecture. This maximizes the performance of each volume of an application knowing whether to store the data on SSD, SAS drive or the cloud with a unique application-specific BlockRank algorithm. For example, with SharePoint, the database is always stored on SSD whereas the content, including large objects like audio, video and CAD drawings, can be spread over SSD, SAS drive or the cloud. This application plug-in extends to Microsoft VSS consistent application backup and restore.
In addition, a redundant disaster recovery center is out of the reach of many organizations. Cloud economics, coupled with StorSimple’s unique CloudClone architecture mean everyone can now afford a disaster recovery center – paying for it only when it’s used.
“We’re using StorSimple for backup and recovery, Microsoft Exchange archiving and migrating file share data to SharePoint 2010,” said Ryan Dengate, IT manager for Pine Rest Health Services. “As its name implies, StorSimple takes the first step of BLOB externalization and marries it to backup really easily. It took very little time to get up and running and creating business use cases.”
The StorSimple series of appliances support leading cloud storage providers Amazon, AT&T, EMC, Iron Mountain and Microsoft Azure. The range of appliances includes embedded security and encryption protocols as well as tools for easy cloud backup and recovery, primary storage deduplication, and application-aware thin provisioning. For more details on the StorSimple 1010, 5010 and 7010 appliances and a video showing how to install them in ten minutes, visit: http://www.storsimple.com/products-0/appliance/.
For more information on StorSimple, who recently won the UP-Con Most Promising Cloud Computing Technology Award, please visit www.storsimple.com.
StorSimple has developed an application-optimized hybrid cloud storage solution for Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Exchange, Windows Files Services, Virtual Machines, and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure that delivers consistent storage performance at scale, significantly simplifies data protection, and reduces cost by up to 90 percent compared to traditional enterprise storage used with these applications. StorSimple is based in Santa Clara, Calif., and is funded by Ignition Partners, Index Ventures, Mayfield Fund, and Redpoint Ventures.
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