Sakura Internet Cloud Datacenter Deploys Amplidata Object Store for Cloud Archiving, Backup, and Content Delivery Services

AmpliStor® enables significant reduction in disk capacity for the same volume of data than traditional storage methods, with corresponding savings in infrastructure, floor space, power, and cooling costs.

MILPITAS, CA and LOCHRISTI, BELGIUM — January 22, 2014 — Amplidata, an innovator in object-based software-defined storage, announced that Sakura Internet* has deployed an initial 1.3 petabyte object store using AmpliStor® storage software based on a reference architecture from Intel, Amplidata, and Quanta QCT*.

As the adoption of cloud computing soars in Japan, Osaka-based Internet service provider Sakura Internet is delivering a growing range of cloud services aimed primarily at small-to-medium size businesses (SMBs) and software developers. Sakura’s customers increasingly require cloud storage services that support archiving, and content delivery for large amounts of unstructured data.

The company found that storage based on AmpliStor software offered much greater storage efficiency and cost savings compared to traditional data-protection schemes such as RAID and triple replication.  In testing, the scale-out storage system transferred data up to 3x faster than a competing cloud service.1 The highly dense object store requires 43 percent less disk capacity for the same volume of data than traditional data-storage methods, with corresponding savings in infrastructure, floor space, and power and cooling costs.2

AmpliStor is optimized for the newest Intel* Xeon* processors that power the Quanta* STRATOS* ultra-dense storage server, and high performance computing server to deliver an extremely efficient storage infrastructure.

“Sakura Internet has built a highly efficient cloud computing data center, the first of its kind in Japan and one of the most energy efficient in the world”, said Katsuyuki Ikeda, Sakura Internet’s Director of New Business Development.  “The object store based on AmpliStor software offers high levels of efficiency and performance while enabling Sakura to quickly expand capacity while adding critical disaster recovery protection across multiple data center locations”.

“AmpliStor was designed from the ground up for cloud-scale storage implementations like Sakura Internet,” said Wim De Wispelaere, chief technology officer, Amplidata.” AmpliStor’s BitSpread® erasure coding builds more intelligence into the storage system, taking advantage of the performance and rich instructions provided by Intel processors to achieve benefits of reduced capacity, extreme throughput and scalability.

To learn more about how Intel, Amplidata and Quanta QCT enables Sakura Internet to meet the soaring demand for cloud-based archiving, backup and content delivery services, download the case study.

About Amplidata

Founded in 2008, Amplidata offers the AmpliStor object-based software defined storage system for enterprise, private cloud, and hyperscale public cloud implementations.  Its patented BitSpread®, BitDynamics®,and GeoSpread technologies offers unbreakable durability at greater than 15 nines, infinite scalability and extreme efficiency at half the cost of traditional systems. The Amplidata team consists of storage experts behind the success of DataCenter Technologies*, Dedigate*, and Q-layer*. Named a “Cool Storage Company” in 2012, Amplidata is privately funded by Intel Capital*, Quantum*, Swisscom Ventures*, Endeavour Vision*, and Hummingbird Ventures*. Europe headquarters is in Lochristi, Belgium, with US headquarters in Milpitas, CA. Sales and support worldwide.

About Sakura Internet

Sakura Internet Inc. engages in the provision of Internet services. The company offers server rental services, including domain acquisition and mail server services, as well as provides hosting, server platform, and data center services. It also provides server installation and management services; offers consulting on the Internet; and provides business information services using the Internet, as well as engages in the manufacture and sale of multi-media planning. In addition, the company engages in the planning, development, and sale of computer software; the production and sale, and maintenance of computers and its peripherals; telecommunications business; and the rental and management of real estate. Sakura Internet Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.

AmpliStor is a registered trademark of Amplidata.

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1 Sakura Internet internal testing.

2 Sakura Internet and Amplidata cost data.


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