|By Business Wire||
|August 20, 2013 07:35 AM EDT||
Cleversafe, Inc., the solution for limitless data storage, has announced that PhotoBox, Europe’s leading online digital photo sharing service, has selected Cleversafe to meet its multi-petabyte data requirements.
Facing mounting storage costs and constant scaling challenges, PhotoBox needed an alternative storage solution to help them meet their future growth and business objectives. Evaluation criteria included: ability to easily scale to petabyte+ level; increased rack density and power efficiency; proven private cloud model; use of commodity hardware; high levels of reliability and availability; and ease of application integration with an S3 compatible interface.
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“Through the evaluation process, we found that Cleversafe had an exciting technology with a new approach to meet our cost, quality, reliability, and scalability requirements,” said Graham Hobson, chief technology officer at PhotoBox. “Our experience with Cleversafe has been very positive. The company has been a true partner for us from day one and continues to remain actively engaged to meet our needs.”
Cleversafe’s storage solution for PhotoBox faces its next big challenge this summer, as 24 million PhotoBox members upload millions of summer vacation photos each day. After extensive testing, PhotoBox remains confident the solution is ready to handle this peak workload, and they will begin to fill the 2.5PB storage solution very aggressively.
“PhotoBox is a great example of the thousands of companies whose storage costs are out of control. It’s quickly become the biggest challenge to the IT budget,” said John Morris, president and CEO of Cleversafe. “In the last six months, we have rapidly expanded our business into international markets, including the UK and Japan. World-class companies like PhotoBox need our object storage solution because the legacy vendors have yesterday’s products that can’t cost-effectively scale to meet their growing business demand.”
Cleversafe’s solid and proven technology has driven strong success for the company. As noted in today’s funding news announcement, the company is building on that success by further engaging with key government agencies, media and entertainment companies, storage services providers and personal photo sharing organizations. Cleversafe continues to deliver its proven solutions to a new class of customer experiencing a burgeoning need for more cost-effective storage as a result of the growth in user-generated data and large digital assets.
About Cleversafe Inc.
Cleversafe has created a breakthrough technology that solves petabyte and beyond big data storage problems. This solution drives up to 90 percent of the storage cost out of the business, while enabling secure and reliable global access and collaboration. The world's largest data repositories rely on Cleversafe. To learn more about Cleversafe and its solutions, please visit www.cleversafe.com, call 312-423-6640 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PhotoBox is Europe’s leading personalised product printing company and is present in 17 countries with more than 24 million members in total. PhotoBox offers a comprehensive online service including printing, storing and sharing of digital pictures and lots of innovative photo-based products (Photo Books, calendars, posters, to name but a few). After the merger between PhotoBox and Photoways in April 2006, PhotoBox merged with Moonpig, the UK number one for online personalized cards, in July 2011, creating the PhotoBox Group. In 2013, the Group introduced two new additions to its portfolio: StickyGram, an online print brand that leverages Instagram to turn digital pictures into high-quality products and PaperShaker, a new online brand targeting the invitations and announcements market.
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