January 25, 2012
NATICK, Mass. Jan. 23 — Fueled by increased market traction and expanded global reach for its CloudArray storage gateway, TwinStrata, Inc., the leading innovator of cloud-based data storage, backup and disaster recovery solutions, ended 2011with a flourish to take its place as the leader of the increasingly important cloud storage gateway industry.
TwinStrata ended 2011 with more than 150 customers, a 500 percent increase from year-end 2010, and the amount of data its customers are storing in the cloud tripled during the same period. This growth is attributed to the introduction of key product innovations throughout the year, as well as distribution partnerships with DataCore and Veeam, an expanded international reseller channel, and support for the industry's broadest ecosystem of cloud storage providers.
The TwinStrata CloudArray cloud storage gateway became the industry's first to enable integration of legacy storage devices into Cloud SANs, which combine public cloud, private cloud and existing SAN, NAS or DAS storage into a more flexible, cost-effective infrastructure that delivers better data access to users. Other 2011 enhancements provided customers with a host of new innovations to improve ease of use, performance, internationalization and data recovery from the cloud.
TwinStrata and DataCore partnered to deliver a storage virtualization solution featuring the CloudArray cloud storage gateway in combination with the DataCore SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor software to provide a fast and secure way for enterprises to cost effectively tier their storage infrastructure into the cloud. The company also announced that Veeam began distributing a free 1TB CloudArray appliance to all Veeam Backup & Replication customers.
Internationally, TwinStrata extended its reach to Iceland, the United Kingdom, Italy, Japan, and Australia while continuing to add domestic partners as well. In addition, the company found success in providing a seamless replacement of primary storage, tape and backup software for the Los Angeles Unified School District, the largest public school system in California and second largest public school district in the U.S.,with an initial 15 site deployment; and at National Lloyds & American Summit Insurance, which was able to deploy a Cloud SAN by seamlessly combining cloud storage with its existing SAN infrastructure for increased storage capacity and "like-local" access to cloud data.
Company leaders shared their vision for cloud storage at several industry events throughout the year while media and analysts selected TwinStrata for several prestigious awards. TwinStrata was named "Champion" in Info-Tech Research Group's Cloud Backup Vendor Landscape report, and was a winner of the Red Herring North American 100 and Red Herring Global 100 awards.
Available in both virtual and physical appliance configurations, the TwinStrata CloudArray cloud storage gateway connects customers' applications and backup infrastructure to the cloud, enabling them to enjoy limitless storage capacity, escape the cost, complexity and risk of off-site infrastructure or tape, and recover data instantly to any location. Other features such as dynamic caching, in-flight/at-rest data encryption, deduplication, bandwidth optimization, in-cloud snapshots, high availability and ability to access restored data from anywhere make it easy for businesses to deploy and use.
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. For more information visit TwinStrata.com or call 508-651-0199.
Source: TwinStrata, Inc.
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