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

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

AmpliStor, BitSpread and BitDynamics are registered trademarks of Amplidata.
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