HGST Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Amplidata

Acquisition Supports Strategy to Expand into Higher Value Storage Platforms and Systems

IRVINE and MILPITAS, Calif. — Mar. 3, 2015 — Western Digital® Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) announced today that HGST has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Amplidata, a privately-held developer of object storage software for public and private cloud data centers. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. HGST is a wholly owned subsidiary of Western Digital Corp.

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University of Connecticut Health Center Chooses Amplidata’s Himalaya for Expanding Medical Data

UConn Health extends legacy NAS storage with efficient, flexible software defined object storage

Milpitas, California – Amplidata, the leader in object-based software defined storage, today announced that UConn Health has purchased and installed a storage system based on Amplidata’s Himalaya object-based, software-defined storage software.

UConn Health has used high performance, and high cost, NAS storage for its expanding data storage needs, moving from its first HPC cluster in 1998 to a server room and then to a dedicated HPC data center by 2010, but found its needs continuing to grow beyond what was feasible at the cost of expanding NAS implementations. It has turned to a scalable, reliable and cost effective Himalaya-based object storage systems that not only meets UConn Health’s growing needs, but those of the University of Connecticut at large.

“Our big data-ready solution provides a flexible path for organizations heavily invested in legacy NAS that extends that investment while accommodating their geometric data growth,” said Michael Wall, Amplidata CEO. “The Himalaya-based next generation NAS solution is perfect for organizations like UConn Health that need to maintain their applications designed for NAS, but need a cost effective way to quickly scale on line storage.”

“We had the typical big data problem – the exponential growth of data – and we were looking for a reliable, scalable and cost effective solution for the long term,” said Associate Professor of Cell Biology and director of the high performance computing facility for UConn Health, Ion Moraru, “We were an all-NAS storage facility and that was not a sustainable model. We implemented Amplidata’s solution on a small scale and we decided to expand it well beyond the original scope. It’s now a global solution for data storage beyond UConn Health to be a resource UConn-wide. It’s an answer to the big data challenge at UConn.”

UConn Health plans to keep its legacy storage system at 90 percent capacity and continue to move any additional data to the Himalaya system. The Himalaya implementation started with five storage nodes, and has scaled quickly to accommodate increasing data needs, now at more than six-fold the original total system capacity. Moraru expects storage needs to continue doubling every year.

Criteria that led to UConn Health’s decision to chose Amplidata’s solution included the company’s unique use of erasure codes to provide a high level of data durability with low hardware overhead, its automated geographic distribution of data, the ability to add storage in increments as small as one storage node at a time, the cost effectiveness of the solution and access to technical information and staff.

“It’s a hybrid cloud/NAS solution that’s very powerful in terms of cost effectiveness, scaling and collaboration,” added Moraru.

About Himalaya

With Himalaya, users can easily store and manage zettabytes of data and trillions of stored objects, all under one global namespace using Intel-based commercial off the shelf hardware. It supports multi-tenancy, heterogeneous SLAs, as well as non-disruptive changes in storage configuration and allocation. Himalaya’s patented, advanced erasure code and data integrity and repair technology dramatically reduce required capacity and operational overhead. Further, it provides greater than 15 nines of data durability, which is essential at this massive scale.

Himalaya’s massive scalability, security, and unbreakable data durability address the storage needs of cloud services, life sciences, media & entertainment, oil & gas, video surveillance, government and Fortune 500 enterprises, among others.

About UConn Health

UConn Health is a vibrant, integrated academic medical center that is entering an era of unprecedented growth in all three areas of its mission: academics, research, and clinical care.

Based in Farmington, Connecticut – a popular suburb of the state’s capitol of Hartford – UConn Health is home to the School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, John Dempsey Hospital, UConn Medical Group, UConn Health Partners, University Dentists and a thriving research enterprise.

With approximately 5,000 employees, UConn Health is a major economic driver in the region, generating nearly $1 billion annually in gross state product. It is closely linked with the University of Connecticut’s main campus in Storrs through multiple, cross-campus academic projects.

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, 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 www.amplidata.com.

AmpliStor, BitSpread and BitDynamics are registered trademarks of Amplidata.

* Other names and brands are the property of their respective owners.

EPFL Chooses Amplidata’s Himalaya for Innovative Media Storage Applications

The Swiss Technical Institute Uses a Himalaya-Based Three Petabyte Storage System to Deliver New User Experiences with Montreux Jazz Festival Footage

Milpitas, California – January 14, 2015 – Amplidata, the leader in object-based software defined storage, today announced that EPFL has purchased and installed a storage system based on Amplidata’s Himalaya software to meet the needs new applications that enrich the lives of music lovers around the world.

EPFL, one of Switzerland’s two elite schools for technology, is using its Himalaya-based object storage system to create and deliver innovative uses for the archive and live recordings from the Montreux Jazz Festival, hosted annually by the school’s Lake Geneva neighbor.

The new media delivery solutions developed by EPFL include a live streaming application. At the end of each festival day, the digitized music is added to the archive by moving the files into the data center via a 10Gb dedicated line. The new media delivery solutions developed by EPFL include a live streaming application for festival attendees to discover the archive on mobile platforms. Another application developed by the EPFL acoustic group creates sonic zones in a café where festival sessions can be heard at only one table without the use of headsets or sound barriers.

“EPFL is using a S3 REST interface that is extremely web-friendly and easy to integrate into creative projects using this vast pool of media,” said Michael Wall, Amplidata CEO. “Himalaya is the perfect system for the preservation of these landmark musical documents and the exploration of new, novel media applications.”
“We first turned to Amplidata when we recognized the need to preserve these recordings on something more available than tape,” said Alain Dufaux, operation & development director (Metamedia Center) for EPFL, “Now that we have Himalaya, we are stretching the boundaries of technology to deliver new ways to consume the media.”

“This wonderful music and Himalaya are the building blocks we use to create new paths from the archive to music fans, which is far preferable to these performances locked away on tape that way quickly reaching its shelf life,” added Igor Ristic, project coordinator for digitization and IT manager (Metamedia Center).

About Himalaya
With Himalaya, users get cloud-scale economics with the performance, security and flexibility required for on-prem data centers. Users can easily store and manage all of their data on-line, from petabytes to zettabytes, and easily access information that had traditionally been stored on hard-to-reach systems to improve operations and drive innovative usage models. Himalaya grows with user needs, adding speed and scale as individual nodes are added, without user disruption. Its patented technology dramatically reduces required capacity and operational overhead while delivering the data protection levels required for today and tomorrow’s rapidly growing unstructured big data environments. A full feature and specification list is available at http://www.amplidata.com/himalaya.

About the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
EPFL is Europe’s most cosmopolitan technical university. It receives students, professors and staff from over 120 nationalities. With both a Swiss and international calling, it is guided by a constant wish to “open up.” Its missions of teaching, research and partnership impact various circles: universities and engineering schools, developing and emerging countries, secondary schools and gymnasiums, industry and economy, political circles and the general public.

About Amplidata
Founded in 2008, Amplidata offers object-based software defined storage for enterprises, service providers and OEMs. Patented BitSpread®, BitDynamics®, and GeoSpread technologies allow organizations to deploy a storage solution that delivers enterprise cloud-scale economics with the performance, security and flexibility required for on-prem data centers including unbreakable durability at greater than 15 nines and non-disruptive zettabyte scalability. 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 http://www.amplidata.com.

Himalaya, BitSpread and BitDynamics are registered trademarks of Amplidata.
Other names and brands are the property of their respective owners.

Media Contacts:

Greg Wind
The Wind Communications Agency
greg@windcommagency.com

Seth Bobroff
Amplidata
seth.bobroff@amplidata.com

The RGS Business Unit of Avnet, Inc. Selects Amplidata Himalaya Software to Scale Heights of Big Data

Amplidata Adds New Storage OEM With Well-Established Channel

MILPITAS, Calif. – September 11, 2014 – Amplidata, the leader in object-based software defined storage software, today announced that RGS, a business unit of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has selected Amplidata’s Himalaya™ software to power the new RGS Object Storage for Active Data solution. The RGS system is designed for businesses looking to dramatically increase data availability to drive competitiveness, but have found scaling traditional storage systems introduces too much cost and complexity.

Himalaya was designed from the ground up to address demanding enterprise storage and cloud storage requirements. Optimized for Intel-based commercial-off-the shelf hardware, users can easily store and manage hundreds of terabytes to zettabytes of data in a single global namespace. 3D Elastic Scalability™ lets users independently scale namespace, performance and capacity in response to rapidly changing needs. Himalaya’s patented BitSpread® and BitDynamics® technologies dramatically reduce required capacity and operational overhead. Further, they provide greater than 15 nines data durability and continuous data integrity audit and repair that are essential at this scale.

“We are thrilled to partner with RGS to help organizations address the challenge managing enormous data growth,” said Sam Sirisena, Amplidata, senior vice president business development. “With the RGS Object Storage for Active Data, businesses can move beyond the cost and complexity of traditional storage and provide access to more data for use as a competitive advantage.”

Himalaya’s massive scalability, security and unbreakable data durability address the storage needs of cloud services, life sciences, media & entertainment, oil & gas, video surveillance, government and Fortune 500 enterprises, among others.

“The ability to efficiently and cost effectively manage big data is critical to organizational growth and differentiation in today’s competitive landscape,” said Scott MacDonald, vice president and general manager, RGS. “Amplidata’s Himalaya architecture represents a leap forward in data storage scalability, security and manageability and we have chosen it for the RGS Object Storage for Active Data solution because it provides the flexibility and ease of use our customers need, at a price point that is significantly more competitive than traditional storage systems.”

 To learn more about Amplidata Himalaya visit www.amplidata.com/himalaya and for RGS solutions visit www.rorke.com/solutions.

About RGS
RGS, a business unit of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), is a solutions integrator adept at tailoring hardware, software and a full suite of lifecycle services designed to meet the unique needs of customers across a wide range of end-market segments. RGS works to solve the business challenges of OEMs, independent software vendors (ISVs) and channel partners resulting in better cost optimization, deeper market penetration and accelerated sustainable growth for those customers. RGS leverages a wide array of innovative technologies from leading providers, as well as a portfolio of standard and customizable servers and purpose-built appliances developed in-house. RGS operates within the Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas business region of Avnet, Inc. More information about RGS can be found at www.rorke.com.

About Avnet, Inc.
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners’ success by connecting the world’s leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 28, 2014, Avnet generated revenue of $27.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.

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 www.amplidata.com.

AmpliStor, Himalaya, BitSpread and BitDynamics are trademarks of Amplidata.
* Other names and brands are the property of their respective owners.

 

Media Contacts:
Seth Bobroff
Amplidata Marketing
seth.bobroff@amplidata.com
480-205-9905

 

Heidi Elliott
Avnet Electronics Marketing
Director, Marketing Communications
Heidi.Elliott@avnet.com
480-643-7584

Western Digital Capital Makes Strategic Investment in Amplidata

Investment and Joint Development to Accelerate New Generation of Scale-Out Storage Solutions for Cloud Data Centers

MILPITAS, CA – September 8, 2014 Amplidata, the leader in object-based software defined storage software, today announced that Western Digital Capital has made a $10 million strategic investment in the company. HGST*, a wholly owned subsidiary of Western Digital Corp., has selected Amplidata’s Himalaya™ software to jointly develop a family of ultra-dense storage solutions to address the rapidly growing demand to store data in public and private cloud data centers.

According to IDC*, the digital universe is doubling in size every two years. The data created and copied annually in 2013 was 4.4 Zettabytes (ZB) which is expected to grow to 44ZB by 2020. The companies will partner to create solutions that will dramatically improve the storage economics for the Exabyte-scale needs of the world’s largest businesses and will be available in the market during the first half of 2015.

“We are extremely excited to have Western Digital Capital as a strategic partner and investor,” said Mike Wall, Amplidata chairman and CEO. “Businesses will be better equipped to face the enormous challenge to manage and leverage their data for competitive advantage by having it all on spinning disks. These new offerings will redefine the storage landscape yet again by allowing businesses to cost effectively keep all their data online.”

“The need to store more data over longer periods of time is driving demand for new forms of innovation in storage solutions. Whether it’s for regulatory compliance, historical analytics or long-tail content, organizations want more scalable and affordable ways to store data that requires online, active access,” said Dave Tang, SVP and general manager, Elastic Storage Platforms Group, HGST. “By partnering with Amplidata, HGST aims to leverage our industry leading storage portfolio along with Amplidata’s powerful Himalaya object storage technology to enable breakthrough value and scalability for cloud data centers.”

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* Western Digital*, Endeavour Vision*, Swisscom Ventures*, 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 www.amplidata.com.

AmpliStor, Himalaya, BitSpread and BitDynamics are trademarks of Amplidata.
*Other names and brands are the property of their respective owners.

 

Media Contact:

Seth Bobroff
seth.bobroff@amplidata.com

Verizon Adopts Amplidata’s New Himalaya Storage Architecture for Cloud Storage Service

Verizon Cloud Storage Provides Enterprise-Grade Object Storage that is Secure, Available
and Flexible for Cloud-Based Workloads

MILPITAS, Calif. and BASKING RIDGE, NJ – June 11, 2014 – Amplidata, a leader in object-based software defined storage, and Verizon Enterprise Solutions today announce that Amplidata’s new HimalayaTM storage architecture now provides Verizon Cloud Storage with distributed object management and global file accessibility. Verizon Cloud Storage is object storage designed for enterprise cloud workloads to quickly and securely store and retrieve large and diverse data sets.

Amplidata’s Himalaya architecture provides a new framework for massively-scalable 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 easily store and manage zettabytes of data and trillions of stored objects, representing a geometric leap in scale that anticipates rapid growth in customers’ appetite for highly durable and available storage.

“Verizon understands the needs of its diverse enterprise customers, and laid out the demands for a storage architecture that supports its vision of a complete enterprise-level cloud offering,” said Mike Wall, CEO of Amplidata. “Himalaya is the architecture that brings that vision to life and helps Verizon renew its leadership as the cloud provider for enterprises large and small.”

Verizon creates enterprise-level services that allow large companies and organizations to tap into the power of the cloud. Verizon Cloud Storage, first announced in October 2013 and currently in beta, is an object-addressable, multi-tenant storage platform providing safe, durable, reliable and cost-effective storage accessible from anywhere on the web.Himalaya is a core component of Verizon Cloud Storage that manages the distributed storage process to help reduce latency.

“The proliferation of data has created enterprise demand for cloud-based object storage,” said John Considine, chief technology officer for Verizon Terremark. “Amplidata’s storage technology was built with enterprise clients in mind – providing the speed, security and scalability large organizations need. This is why we chose Himalaya as the core for our object store.”

Amplidata recently closed a venture funding round of $11M to support and accelerate the momentum for its patented and proven storage solution.

About Verizon
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with more than 103 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries. A Dow 30 company with more than $120 billion in 2013 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 176,900. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

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 www.amplidata.com.

AmpliStor, BitSpread and BitDynamics are registered trademarks of Amplidata.
* Other names and brands are the property of their respective owners.

Media Contacts:
Greg Wind                                                      Seth Bobroff
The Wind Communications Agency          Amplidata

greg@windcommagency.com                     seth.bobroff@amplidata.com

401-885-9463                                                 480-205-9905

 

Kevin King
Verizon

kevin.king@verizon.com

410-353-3234

Amplidata Reaches New Heights In Storage Scalability and Manageability with Himalaya

Amplidata’s new Himalaya-based product family offers advances in scale, service level flexibility & security to service providers, OEMs and enterprises

MILPITAS, CA – June 11, 2014 –Amplidata, the leader in object-based software defined storage, today announced a family of software products based on its new massively-scalable HimalayaTM architecture. The Himalaya software provides a new framework for storage, designed from the ground up to address demanding enterprise and cloud applications with non-disruptive service-level flexibility for businesses looking to optimize and expand their storage resources.

Himalaya is the foundation for two new offerings addressing increased needs for massive pools of available data: a versatile platform for cloud service providers and OEMs, and an enterprise-ready, easy-to-use product. Service Provider and OEM Edition and Enterprise Edition will both be available July 1, 2014. Amplidata AmpliStor® customers have a seamless upgrade path to Himalaya.

With Himalaya, users can easily store and manage zettabytes of data and trillions of stored objects, all under one global namespace using Intel-based commercial off the shelf hardware. It supports multi-tenancy, heterogeneous SLAs, as well as non-disruptive changes in storage configuration and allocation. Himalaya’s patented, advanced erasure code and data integrity and repair technology dramatically reduce required capacity and operational overhead. Further, it provides greater than 15 nines of data durability, which is essential at this massive scale.

“Businesses are looking to dramatically increase data availability to drive competitiveness, but have found scaling introduces too much cost and complexity,” said Mike Wall, Amplidata CEO and chairman. “Himalaya provides the scale, service level flexibility and manageability they need at a cost point well below traditional storage systems.”

Himalaya is optimized for the latest processor design from Intel. Its performance scales linearly with each additional processor and it takes full advantage of Moore’s Law with each new generation of processor technology without changes to the rest of the system.

“The market for storage is moving quickly beyond traditional storage limits, and there is significant demand for storage architectures that meet the needs of current and future data-intensive applications,” said Bev Crair, general manager of Intel’s storage division. “Amplidata’s Himalaya architecture takes advantage of the latest technologies from Intel to deliver a highly scalable and durable storage system.”

Himalaya’s massive scalability, security, and unbreakable data durability address the storage needs of cloud services, life sciences, media & entertainment, oil & gas, video surveillance, government and Fortune 500 enterprises, among others.

“With its scale, access and protection benefits, object storage is playing an increasing role in evolving storage workflows,” said Rob Clark, senior vice president, Product Operations, at Quantum. “As a leader in providing end-to-end solutions for such workflows, Quantum has incorporated Amplidata’s technology as a key building block in our Lattus private cloud and archive system. Throughout our strategic technology partnership, Amplidata has continued to innovate, and today’s Himalaya announcement clearly demonstrates its commitment to meeting customer needs.”

“Rapid growth in the demand for scalable and manageable software-defined storage is being driven by a rich and diverse set of data-intensive use cases across multiple industries and geographies,” said Ashish Nadkarni, IDC file and object storage analyst. “Himalaya is well positioned with technology and market partners to attract enterprises and cloud service providers looking to eliminate storage-related barriers to their success.”

Himalaya-based services will be available to end users through cloud service providers. Himalaya-based solutions and product will be provided by OEM’s and channel partners.

 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, 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 www.amplidata.com.

AmpliStor, BitSpread and BitDynamics are registered trademarks of Amplidata.
* Other names and brands are the property of their respective owners.

Media Contacts:

Greg Wind                                              Seth Bobroff

The Wind Communications Agency          Amplidata

greg@windcommagency.com                  seth.bobroff@amplidata.com

401-885-9463                                         480-205-9905

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 (http://www.averesystems.com/)
“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 (https://maginatics.com/)
“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 (http://www.newisys.com/)
“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 (http://www.quantaqct.com/)
“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 (http://www.twinstrata.com/)
“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 www.amplidata.com.

 

AmpliStor, BitSpread and BitDynamics are registered trademarks of Amplidata.
* Other names and brands are the property of their respective owners.

 Media Contacts:

Greg Wind                                                     Seth Bobroff

The Wind Communications Agency        Amplidata

greg@windcommagency.com                   seth.bobroff@amplidata.com

401-885-9463                                               480-205-9905

 

 

Amplidata Expand Its Sales Footprint Through Better Integration With Channel Partners

Support for Resellers and OEMs Will Speed Awareness and Adoption of Amplidata’s new Himalaya Architecture

MILPITAS, CA – June 12, 2014 –Amplidata, a leader in object-based software defined storage, today announced a worldwide channel partner program to expand and accelerate the adoption of its massively-scalable Himalaya architecture with marketing support, incentives and training.

The program is designed to facilitate the marketing, sale, delivery and support of Himalaya-based storage software including Himalaya Service Provider Edition and Enterprise Edition. It features a simple and profitable pricing structure with tools to make selling easier including marketing support, sales and technical training, collateral development, lead generation efforts and co-marketing agreements.

“Amplidata’s channel program reflects our strong commitment to the channel. It is focused on partners that have demonstrated success in delivering large-scale storage solutions in key vertical markets,” said Sam Sirisena, Amplidata senior vice president of business development and operations. “This program is designed to give these valuable partners all of the tools needed to educate the market and the incentives that reflect our mutual interests in Himalaya’s success.”

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 on 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.

ELD
“The data durability, security and scale Amplidata provides with Himalaya put almost no limits on our customers’ storage capability,” said Robert Schille, ELD Business Development Manager. “Our customers already appreciate the flexibility of Amplidata-driven storage solutions, and with Himalaya, we can offer so much more.”

Sanity Solutions
“Himalaya is giving us new capabilities to make data and information a powerful competitive asset for our customers,” said Mike Gluck, Sanity Solutions vice president and CTO. “The compelling reliability and cost-effective scalability benefits of Amplidata’s object-based software defined storage are critical to our clients’ ability to easily and efficiently managing and protect their data across multiple sites.”

 

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 www.amplidata.com.

AmpliStor, BitSpread and BitDynamics are registered trademarks of Amplidata. * Other names and brands are the property of their respective owners.

 

 

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Amplidata Builds New Professional Services Partner Program for Technology Consultants and Integrators

Certification, Training and Technical Support Shorten the Curve for Consultants Looking to Specify Amplidata’s Himalaya Storage Software

MILPITAS, CA – June 12, 2014 –Amplidata, a leader in object-based software defined storage, today announced it has initiated a partner program to support consultants, integrators and other professional service providers using the company’s new Himalaya massively-scalable storage software for client projects.

Amplidata will offer certification, training, dedicated technical support and more to condense the time it takes partners to implement the company’s new storage technology.

“Himalaya addresses a wide range of storage needs with scale, security, service level flexibility and a host of powerful storage management features,” said Mark Ward, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Amplidata. “It is a versatile and powerful asset for professional service providers working with clients to create business value from their stored information.”

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.

“Amplidata delivers unparalleled storage capacity at previously unthinkable cost points,” said Ric Pepe, Predictive Analytics Corporation Federal. “As a business built to service the IT needs of the world’s largest government entities and Fortune 500 clients, we have joined Amplidata to accelerate the development and delivery of Amplidata’s Himalaya products in the market.”

 

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 www.amplidata.com.

AmpliStor, BitSpread and BitDynamics are registered trademarks of Amplidata. * Other names and brands are the property of their respective owners.

 

Media Contacts:

Greg Wind                                                        Seth Bobroff

The Wind Communications Agency           Amplidata

greg@windcommagency.com                      seth.bobroff@amplidata.com

401-885-9463                                                  480-205-9905