Cirrascale® Takes On Big Data with Amplidata® AmpliStor Agreement

Cirrascale® Takes On Big Data with Amplidata® AmpliStor Agreement

Reseller agreement between Cirrascale Corporation and Amplidata enables company to create turnkey Big Unstructured Data solutions to better address customer challenges.

San Diego, Calif. – April 9, 2013 – Cirrascale Corporation®, a premier developer of build-to-order, independent blade-based computing and storage data center infrastructure for conventional and modular data centers, today announced that it has signed a reseller agreement with Amplidata® to integrate and resell its AmpliStor® software on the company’s newly announced scale-out, commodity-based CirraStorâ„¢ Petascale Storage Appliance. The partnership enables Cirrascale to a deliver turnkey, hyperscale object storage infrastructure that meets the highest reliability and availability requirements at the lowest possible cost while scaling past multi-petabyte capacities.

The Cirrascale CirraStor Petascale Appliance utilizes AmpliStor to deliver customizable levels of data durability. Amplidata’s unique BitSpread® erasure coding offers more reliability than traditional replication schemes, while consolidating multiple existing tiers of storage. Typically, customers deploy multiple tiers of varied storage types to help decrease costs and provide assurance for data durability. With AmpliStor, a single instance of data provides much higher durability thereby saving customers tremendously on both capital and operational costs. AmpliStor can even come close to the TCO of two copies on tape, while providing the convenience, management ease, and continuous accessibility of disks, along with scalable, multi-gigabyte throughput.

“Cirrascale is proud to partner with Amplidata to create a robust, scalable, turnkey petascale storage offering using AmpliStor,” said David Driggers, CEO, Cirrascale Corporation. “Our customers in Media and Entertainment, as well as other vertical markets, are already engaged with us on deploying massive active archive initiatives and Big Unstructured Data archives. This partnership allows us to better help these clients and others looking for scalable object storage for online applications.”

“The need to efficiently and reliably store and scale petabytes of media files is now required to address the growth of large data files in television and movie production,” said Mike Wall, Chairman and CEO of Amplidata. “Cirrascale’s commodity-based, open-architecture blade storage solution, in combination with AmpliStor’s patented BitSpread® and BitDynamics® technology, solves key durability and scalability problems by utilizing high-density, low-cost disk drives to enable a complete turnkey solution that is optimal for large active media archives.”

The newly expanded CirraStor storage platform integrated with Amplidata AmpliStor storage system software can handle up to 864 3.5 inch hard drives enabling over 3.4 petabytes of RAW storage capacity per rack, making Cirrascale the clear leader in blade-based storage infrastructure, density and capacity. The turnkey scalable storage solution is immediately available to order and will begin shipping in high volume late Q2 2013.

About Amplidata
Founded in 2008, Amplidata provides AmpliStor unbreakable cloud storage solutions for enterprises and service providers looking to manage the enormous growth of unstructured data. Its patented BitSpread and BitDynamics technologies provide the highest levels of durability, scalability and efficiency at fraction of the cost compared to traditional solutions. The AmpliStor solution is available as software only or an appliance model.

Named a “Cool Storage Company” in 2012, the Amplidata team consists of storage experts behind the success of DataCenter Technologies, Dedigate and Q-layer. Amplidata is privately funded by Intel Capital, Quantum, Swisscom Ventures, Endeavour Vision and Hummingbird Ventures. Operational headquarters are in Lochristi, Belgium with US headquarters in Milpitas, CA with sales and support worldwide.

About Cirrascale Corporation
Cirrascale Corporation is a premier provider of blade-based cloud computing and storage infrastructure for conventional and modular data centers. Cirrascale leverages its patented Vertical Cooling Technology to provide the industry’s most energy-efficient standards-based platforms with the lowest possible total cost of ownership in the densest form factor. Cirrascale sells to large-scale infrastructure operators, hosting and managed services providers, Cloud Service Providers, and HPC users. Cirrascale also licenses its award winning technology to partners globally. To learn more about Cirrascale and its unique data center infrastructure solutions, please visit or call (888) 942-3800.

Cirrascale, BladeRack, Vertical Cooling Technology, and the Cirrascale logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cirrascale Corporation. Amplidata, AmpliStor, BitSpread and BitDynamics are trademarks or registered trademarks of Amplidata. All other names or marks are property of their respective owners.

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