Amplidata Invites Technology Partners to Build on Its Himalaya Storage Architecture

Hardware Platform Certification, Software Development Kit with API, Training and More Expand Customer Choice in Himalaya-Based Offerings

MILPITAS, CA – June 12, 2014 –Amplidata, a leader in object-based software defined storage, today announced a new technology partner program that provides partners with technical, sales and marketing support to increase the variety of Himalaya-based offering for customers.

In addition to certifying a variety of hardware platforms, offering a software developer’s kit with API, Amplidata will certify and train program participants and provide marketing and sales support. The program is the foundation for our partner solution ecosystem that focuses on creating real customer value while driving overall solution demand.

“We have built a market-changing storage architecture, and this program will give customers the benefit of our partners’ expertise in addition to the most capable storage technology available,” said Mark Ward, Amplidata senior vice president of sales and marketing. “By developing strong connections with our partners, we can vastly expand the variety and value of Himalaya-based storage solutions available to the market.”

Amplidata’s new Himalaya architecture provides a new framework for storage, designed from the ground up to address demanding cloud applications and provide service-level flexibility for businesses looking to optimize their cloud resources. With Himalaya, customers can scale up to zettabytes of data and trillions of stored objects. Himalaya is the foundation for two new offerings: a versatile platform designed for cloud service providers and OEM’s, and an enterprise-ready, easy to use product. Service Provider and OEM Edition and Enterprise Edition will be available on July, 1 2014. Existing Amplidata AmpliStor customers have a seamless upgrade path to Himalaya.


Avere Systems (
“By leveraging Himalaya, we are able to give companies with large NAS deployments the next level in object storage scale, security and manageability without requiring them to change existing applications,” said Rebecca Thompson, vice president of marketing at Avere Systems. “Amplidata and Avere have changed the equation, with the combined solution offering customers industry leading NAS performance and capacity scale and operating efficiency making the combined solution even more attractive to companies with a wide range of storage needs.”

Maginatics (
“Himalaya delivers the power and agility we need to provide solutions that meet the critical and rapidly-expanding needs of our enterprise IT customers,” said Jay Kistler, Maginatics CTO and co-founder. “With Amplidata as a partner, we can eliminate traditional storage issues while boosting workforce and IT department productivity through smarter software-defined data strategies.”

Newisys, a Sanmina product division (
“Our customers trust us to deliver innovative storage solutions with the performance, efficiency, and reliability for today’s high data growth environment,” said Eugene McCabe, EVP of Newisys, a Sanmina product division. “Amplidata’s new massively-scalable and flexible Himalaya reference architecture combined with our hardened platforms enable customers to cost effectively keep more of their data online and compete in the new digital economy.”

Quanta QCT (
“Our customers demand scaling and performance reliability, paired with cost-efficiency on both the acquisition and operational aspects of their cloud strategies,” said Mike Yang, general manager, Quanta QCT. “Amplidata’s Himalaya architecture and API enabling program are powerful additions to the tool sets that our partners can use to deliver certified storage solutions supporting big data applications.”

TwinStrata (
“Himalaya makes it easier for companies to take advantage of cloud storage economics,” said Nicos Vekiarides, founder and CEO of TwinStrata. “By combining Himalaya with CloudArray’s ability to access object storage through iSCSI, CIFS, or NFS protocols, customers can rely on Amplidata and TwinStrata to scale with on-premise, massively-scalable cloud storage without sacrificing interoperability.”


About Amplidata
Founded in 2008, Amplidata offers software for object-based software defined storage for enterprises, service providers and OEMs. Patented BitSpread®, BitDynamics®, and GeoSpread technologies offers unbreakable durability at greater than 15 nines, up to zettabyte scalability and operating efficiency at a significantly lower cost than traditional systems. Named a “Cool Storage Company” in 2012, Amplidata is privately funded by Intel Capital*, Quantum*, Swisscom Ventures*, Endeavour Vision*, and Hummingbird Ventures*. The company’s US headquarters is in Milpitas, California with European headquarters in Lochristi, Belgium. Sales and support are worldwide. To learn more, visit


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