NATICK, Mass., Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TwinStrata, Inc., the leading innovator of cloud-based data storage, backup and disaster recovery solutions, today announced a new release of its CloudArray® storage gateway that enables companies to deploy Cloud SANs—enterprise storage solutions that seamlessly combine public cloud, private cloud and existing SAN, NAS or DAS storage, removing the boundaries that have traditionally limited storage capacity, utilization and access.
CloudArray 3.0 is the only cloud storage gateway that enables companies to leverage public, private and existing storage to deploy a Cloud SAN that offers multi-tenant and multi-site scalability. Unlike traditional SANs, Cloud SANs empower organizations to dynamically activate virtual or physical arrays anywhere in the world with local speed performance, data reduction, high-availability, encryption, centralized disaster recovery and centralized capacity management.
With CloudArray 3.0, companies can utilize existing SAN, NAS or DAS storage infrastructures for their Cloud, providing instant and seamless expansion to commercial public or private cloud storage solutions over time. TwinStrata's simple three-step configuration enables global access to Cloud SANs within minutes. Centralized capacity management and disaster recovery eliminate concerns about remote sites running out of storage and the need to administer backup and data protection operations across sites.
"The part of TwinStrata's strategy that other competitors have failed to grasp is being able to work with any cloud or existing storage infrastructure. Companies make decisions about where their data is stored that they can't easily change –TwinStrata's ability to work with them is a key differentiator," said Mike Kahn, Managing Director at The Clipper Group.
CloudArray 3.0 new features:
- File-based storage (NAS, DAS, SAN) in addition to public and private cloud integration
- Rapid 3-step initial configuration
- Dynamic cache sizing, for 1-click cache optimization without down time or migration of data
- New management and monitoring tools
- Amazon S3 regional storage support for international and government deployments
- Broader cloud storage ecosystem includes Nirvanix
"Our core value is Zero-Friction Enterprise Storage, and TwinStrata CloudArray 3.0 removes all friction-points to cloud storage adoption, extending the many advantages of cloud storage to existing storage infrastructures," said Nicos Vekiarides, Chief Executive Officer at TwinStrata. "CloudArray provides a rapid entry point into cloud storage, without elaborate planning and costly deployments that allows customers to seamlessly roll into public or private clouds in the future."
The ability of CloudArray 3.0 to bring existing storage assets into a total Cloud SAN infrastructure is the latest expansion of TwinStrata's comprehensive CloudArray ecosystem. Solutions range from off-site backups and storage tiering to applications, including Exchange, SharePoint and SQL Server, and virtually any block storage application. CloudArray virtual appliance software is included with every distribution of Veeam Backup and Replication and DataCore SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor.
"Our TwinStrata-powered Cloud SAN allows us to keep up with the constant business and technology changes we face." said Joe Kempenich, Vice-President of Information Technology for National Lloyds & American Summit Insurance. "TwinStrata CloudArray integrates our network and mainframe applications with the public cloud for near unlimited, reliable storage. We have finally found a storage solution that is both flexible and simple to operate."
CloudArray 3.0 is currently available with pricing starting at $4995 for the CloudArray virtual appliance and $8995 for the entry level physical appliance.
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About TwinStrata, Inc. TwinStrata is an innovator in enterprise-class data storage, data protection and disaster recovery/business continuity solutions using cloud storage. With TwinStrata CloudArray®, companies of all sizes can simply and economically leverage the scalability and efficiency of cloud storage while maintaining the availability, performance and security of local storage. CloudArray software and hardware solutions support all file and operating systems, and deliver substantial advantages over traditional off-site storage solutions, including a pay-as-you-go model, unlimited elastic capacity, local performance, in-cloud snapshots and disaster recovery, dynamic caching, automated policies, AES256 encryption, and continuous access to data.
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