Storage Magazine Names StorSimple Among 2010 Products of the Year
Hybrid Cloud Storage Leader Honored with Silver Award in Disk and Disk Subsystems Category
Santa Clara, Calif. – February 18, 2011 – StorSimple, the leading provider of Windows- optimized cloud storage technology, today announced that it received a Silver Award for the Storage magazine 2010 Product of the Year in the “Disks and Disk Subsystems” category. StorSimple is the only hybrid cloud storage solution provider named in this category.
The awards were judged by the Storage magazine-SearchStorage.com editorial staff in conjunction with a team of users, industry expert, analysts and consultants on the following criteria: Innovation, performance, ease of integration into environment, ease of use and manageability and functionality and value.
StorSimple's highest scores came in the innovation and value categories. According to the article on the award published on SearchStorage.com, one judge commented on the StorSimple hybrid cloud storage appliance as “a highly innovative SAN storage, deduping, tiering, cloud gateway. It provides a seamless way to utilize cloud storage.”
“This is an incredibly satisfying award for StorSimple based upon how prestigious this category is and the previous winners in this category,” said Ursheet Parikh, StorSimple CEO. “This is an important landmark not only for StorSimple but the hybrid cloud storage industry as a whole. Not only does this award validate our innovation and value, but also that hybrid cloud storage technology is maturing to the point that enterprises need to start planning and implementing it in their 2011 strategic planning.”
Mayfield Fund, the original investor in last year’s winner 3PAR, understands this space very well. “As early investors in 3PAR, we have witnessed a decade of disruptive technologies in the storage space," said Navin Chaddha, managing director at Mayfield Fund. "StorSimple provides iSCSI for the cloud with instant thin provisioning, primary de-duplication, cloud-clones and cloud snaps for fast off-site backups and is well positioned to lead the Big Content trend in enterprises."
To read more about the StorSimple appliance and see videos of a 10 minute installation and the unique cloud clones technology go to: http://www.storsimple.com/products-0/appliance/
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 Silicon Valley and is funded by Ignition Partners, Index Ventures, Mayfield Fund, and Redpoint Ventures.
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