Open Source Storage (OSS) Datacenter Ready Servers and Storage Solutions Power Leading News Site TOPIX.NET

High performance solutions and short lead times give OSS the edge in meeting

the needs of TOPIX.NET's rapid growth.



30 Jan, 2006, 00:00 ET from Open Source Storage

    PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- TOPIX.NET is one of fastest
 growing online news providers in Silicon Valley. At times it has unpredictable
 surges in demand due to the high quality of its content, as well as the rapid
 overall growth in the online news industry.
     While TOPIX.NET currently has a state-of-the-art datacenter infrastructure
 located in Silicon Valley, it occasionally needs to quickly enhance areas of
 its infrastructure with additional web and database servers, along with
 increased storage.
     When these needs become immediate, TOPIX.NET's knows to contact Open
 Source Storage (OSS) in Santa Clara. OSS provides high-end servers and
 storage, as well as free installation and a full three years warranty with
 24x7 support for customers within the Bay Area.
     OSS, was founded by Eren Niazi in 2001, has been providing high-end server
 and storage solutions for many leading online content providers. It also
 services several of the highest-rated search engine and social networking
 sites.  These firms have all benefited from OSS's rapid order fulfillment and
 deployment in Bay Area datacenters, allowing them to continue their business
 while effortlessly growing their infrastructure.
     "By getting servers from OSS in days instead of weeks, TOPIX.NET was able
 to upgrade its infrastructure, manage traffic growth and not sacrifice
 performance," said Rich Skrenta, Chief Executive Officer at Topix.net. "OSS
 not only came through with immediate delivery, but was willing to go the extra
 mile with free installation and configuration in our datacenter at no extra
 charge."
     With ever higher web traffic rates, Topix.net found itself needing more
 storage and faster servers.  The company looked at several leading server and
 storage vendors, but found that OSS provided extremely high value plus the
 shortest lead time to product delivery and implementation.
     Eren Niazi, Founder and CEO of OSS, stated, "We value each and every
 customer relationship. We will always go out of our way to help our customers,
 which is why we never charge for installation or server and storage racking
 and stacking in Bay Area datacenters.  We also include a full three year
 warranty on all of our products as well as 24x7 support in the Bay Area at no
 extra charge."
 
     About Topix.net:
     Founded in 2002 with the specific mission of providing users with the
 ability to quickly and easily find targeted news on the Internet, Topix.net is
 a news aggregator with unique technology to find and categorize news into
 300,000 topics, from Autos to ZIP code level local news.  Topix.net is a
 privately held company with equal investment from Gannett Co., Inc., Knight-
 Ridder, Inc. and Tribune Company. Topix.net distributes content via
 partnerships with Citysearch, Ask Jeeves, My Yahoo!, Bloglines, Metro
 Newspapers, Newsgator, Findory, Wondir, Infospace, Link Silicon Valley and
 HelloMetro.com.
 
     Contact: Chris Tolles
     tolles@topix.net
     Phone: 650-461-8306
     http://www.topix.net
 
     About Open Source Storage, Inc.:
     Santa Clara-based Open Source Storage designs and builds its own Intel-
 and AMD Opteron(TM)-based servers and storage designs, targeting both the
 Fortune 500 market and early stage, fast growing Silicon Valley-based
 ventures.  OSS employs 35 people and will be moving to a larger facility in
 February 2006.
 
     Contact: Ted Matsumura
     ted@ossmail.com
     Phone: 866-664-STOR
     http://www.OpenSourceStorage.com
 
 

SOURCE Open Source Storage
    PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- TOPIX.NET is one of fastest
 growing online news providers in Silicon Valley. At times it has unpredictable
 surges in demand due to the high quality of its content, as well as the rapid
 overall growth in the online news industry.
     While TOPIX.NET currently has a state-of-the-art datacenter infrastructure
 located in Silicon Valley, it occasionally needs to quickly enhance areas of
 its infrastructure with additional web and database servers, along with
 increased storage.
     When these needs become immediate, TOPIX.NET's knows to contact Open
 Source Storage (OSS) in Santa Clara. OSS provides high-end servers and
 storage, as well as free installation and a full three years warranty with
 24x7 support for customers within the Bay Area.
     OSS, was founded by Eren Niazi in 2001, has been providing high-end server
 and storage solutions for many leading online content providers. It also
 services several of the highest-rated search engine and social networking
 sites.  These firms have all benefited from OSS's rapid order fulfillment and
 deployment in Bay Area datacenters, allowing them to continue their business
 while effortlessly growing their infrastructure.
     "By getting servers from OSS in days instead of weeks, TOPIX.NET was able
 to upgrade its infrastructure, manage traffic growth and not sacrifice
 performance," said Rich Skrenta, Chief Executive Officer at Topix.net. "OSS
 not only came through with immediate delivery, but was willing to go the extra
 mile with free installation and configuration in our datacenter at no extra
 charge."
     With ever higher web traffic rates, Topix.net found itself needing more
 storage and faster servers.  The company looked at several leading server and
 storage vendors, but found that OSS provided extremely high value plus the
 shortest lead time to product delivery and implementation.
     Eren Niazi, Founder and CEO of OSS, stated, "We value each and every
 customer relationship. We will always go out of our way to help our customers,
 which is why we never charge for installation or server and storage racking
 and stacking in Bay Area datacenters.  We also include a full three year
 warranty on all of our products as well as 24x7 support in the Bay Area at no
 extra charge."
 
     About Topix.net:
     Founded in 2002 with the specific mission of providing users with the
 ability to quickly and easily find targeted news on the Internet, Topix.net is
 a news aggregator with unique technology to find and categorize news into
 300,000 topics, from Autos to ZIP code level local news.  Topix.net is a
 privately held company with equal investment from Gannett Co., Inc., Knight-
 Ridder, Inc. and Tribune Company. Topix.net distributes content via
 partnerships with Citysearch, Ask Jeeves, My Yahoo!, Bloglines, Metro
 Newspapers, Newsgator, Findory, Wondir, Infospace, Link Silicon Valley and
 HelloMetro.com.
 
     Contact: Chris Tolles
     tolles@topix.net
     Phone: 650-461-8306
     http://www.topix.net
 
     About Open Source Storage, Inc.:
     Santa Clara-based Open Source Storage designs and builds its own Intel-
 and AMD Opteron(TM)-based servers and storage designs, targeting both the
 Fortune 500 market and early stage, fast growing Silicon Valley-based
 ventures.  OSS employs 35 people and will be moving to a larger facility in
 February 2006.
 
     Contact: Ted Matsumura
     ted@ossmail.com
     Phone: 866-664-STOR
     http://www.OpenSourceStorage.com
 
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