DCIG Reports That Gridstore Scale-Out Storage Addresses SMEs’ “Bigger Data” Needs Without the Complexity and Cost of Clustered NAS


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Gridstore’s Scale-out Storage Solution Delivers Enterprise Class Performance, Reliability and Scaling that is Superior to Traditional NAS Alternatives

Gridstore™, the leader in grid-based, scale-out storage solutions, today announced that the leading analyst firm, DCIG, reports that Gridstore scale-out storage provides an answer to the “bigger data” needs of the mid-tier market, with the convenience and flexibility of enterprise scale-out NAS without the big scale-out cost.

“SMEs are asking, ‘What scale-out storage systems will enable us to affordably address our bigger data problems?'” said Jerome Wendt, lead analyst, DCIG. “These organizations are finding an answer to their question in the form of the Gridstore scale-out storage platform. The Gridstore architecture provides the convenience and desirability of scale-out NAS by creating a virtual storage grid that eliminates the most costly components of scale-out clustered NAS solutions – their controllers and complex clustering software.”

The DCIG report identifies the primary reasons why scale-out NAS is typically so costly: redundant disk controllers and complex clustering software. In the report, Wendt goes on to state that, “If a scale-out NAS provider could successfully decouple the controllers and the software from the storage, without sacrificing feature functionality or performance, the cost of scale-out NAS should plummet. That is exactly with Gridstore has done with its scale-out storage platform.”

Scale-out storage from Gridstore allows businesses to take advantage of a simple building block approach to storage that offers significantly better performance, reliability and scaling. Designed specifically for the mid-tier market, Gridstore uses an advanced grid-processing platform to dramatically lower the cost of scale-out storage.

The Gridstore architecture provides the convenience and desirability of scale-out NAS by creating a virtual storage grid that eliminates the most costly components of cluster-based scale-out NAS solutions – their redundant controllers, complex clustering software, backplane networks and 3-way replicas. By leveraging distributed, parallel processing and parallel IO – Gridstore also increases the scale, performance and reliability without adding complexity.

“Gridstore’s scale-out storage has been designed from day one to meet the dynamic storage needs of the SME while maintaining the flexibility and rich feature set of enterprise scale-out NAS solutions, without the management headaches,” said Kelly Murphy, CEO, Gridstore. “Now companies of any size can benefit from the robust storage features of a scale-out storage solution, including scalability and fault tolerance, without the big price tag of clustered-based offerings.”

To view the latest DCIG report on Gridstore Scale-Out Storage, visit: http://sponsored.dcig.com/2012/05/smbs-look-to-gridstore-scale-out-storage.html

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About Gridstore
Gridstore is the leader in grid-based, scale-out storage products. The Gridstore scale-out NAS solution uniquely combines virtualization with a grid processing platform to deliver a single pool of storage that simplifies management while increasing performance, scaling and reliability. The Gridstore system is designed for organizations who struggle with the risk, cost and complexity of storage sprawl and who need enterprise class storage without the cost and complexity. Founded in 2009, Gridstore is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. and has development facilities in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, please visit: http://www.gridstore.com

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