TwinStrata CloudArray Supports OpenStack Platform for Public and Private Clouds

TwinStrata Cloud SANs enable seamless and scalable iSCSI data storage using OpenStack

Dec 13, 2011, 08:30 ET from TwinStrata, Inc.

NATICK, Mass., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TwinStrata, Inc., the leading innovator of cloud-based data storage, backup and disaster recovery solutions, today announced its CloudArray® storage gateway is compatible with OpenStack platform for public and private clouds. TwinStrata CloudArray supports the industry's broadest ecosystem of cloud storage providers and is the industry's first cloud gateway provider to allow customers to deploy Cloud SANs that comprise of public clouds, private clouds and existing SAN, NAS or DAS storage.


Founded by NASA and Rackspace Hosting, OpenStack is open source software for building private and public clouds and is supported by a global community of software developers who collaborate on a standard and massively scalable open-source cloud operating system. Corporations, service providers, VARs, SMBs, researchers, and global data centers use OpenStack to deploy large-scale private or public clouds running on standard hardware.

"Our customers demand an elastic storage infrastructure that is dynamic, seamless and secure," said Eirikur Thor Eiriksson, CEO of SecurStore, a service provider operating in the UK, US and Iceland. "Using CloudArray and OpenStack, we have enabled a massively scalable, multi-tenant iSCSI environment with seamless on-demand capacity and an enterprise feature set."

"TwinStrata and the OpenStack community share a mission to help users easily access both public and private cloud storage quickly and affordably, with standard hardware and hypervisors, allowing them to escape the never-ending replacement of traditional storage arrays," said Nicos Vekiarides, Chief Executive Officer at TwinStrata. "Quite simply, OpenStack and CloudArray allow businesses to radically simplify how they manage growing data storage demands."

CloudArray includes support for the OpenStack-based HP Cloud Private Beta. HP Cloud Object Storage provides secure, scalable, and reliable online storage capacity on-demand that can be securely accessed via CloudArray's iSCSI interface.

More than 60 leading companies from over a dozen countries participate in OpenStack, including Cisco, Citrix, Dell, HP, Intel and Microsoft. Hypervisor support includes Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, Xen, KVM, VMware ESX, LXC, QEMU, and UML.

CloudArray storage gateways enable companies to deploy private clouds utilizing their own existing SAN, NAS or DAS storage infrastructures. TwinStrata's "Zero Friction" deployment and simple three-step configuration enables global access to Cloud SANs in 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 CloudArray family of solutions ranges from off-site backups and storage tiering to applications, including Exchange, SharePoint and SQL Server, as well as virtually any block-based storage application. CloudArray virtual appliance software is included with every distribution of Veeam Backup and Replication and DataCore SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor.

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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. For more information visit or call 508-651-0199.

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