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CloudByte Introduces All Flash Cloud Age Unified Storage Appliances in India

CloudByte, the first provider of secure, multi-application storage for Enterprise applications, announced the worldwide release of CloudByte ElastiStor Appliance (ESA), a complete self-managed storage solution a couple of months back in three variants: A10, A50, and A100. ElastiStor Appliances enable any size organization to break away from vendor lock-in and high expense of legacy storage approaches. Subsequent to the global launch of ESA, CloudByte has tailored the current release to meet the strong demand for all-flash appliances in India.

While the SanDisk Optimus Eco SAS SSDs power the all-flash and hybrid storage pools, Netweb, the leading provider of server, storage and high-performance computing (HPC) solutions, facilitates distribution and hardware support. IndiQus Technologies is the implementation partner.

"Enterprises and Service Providers are looking for high performance Enterprise storage at an affordable cost for their fast growing business needs in India," said Umasankar Mukkara, Founder & VP of Engineering, CloudByte. "We are happy to partner with Netweb and IndiQus for their expertise in India’s storage market and SanDisk for their expertise in flash storage."

Capabilities

  • Spin out Virtual Storage Machines (VSM), like VMs in the server world, instantly for your Private Cloud or Enterprise Cloud infrastructure
  • Scale across data centers by adding more ElastiStor appliances
  • Define granular-level IOPS per volume

Key benefits

  • Storage consolidation Run many applications on a single storage platform
  • Improve storage utilization by 5X or more
  • Guaranteed storage performance For each application
  • Ease of use, low management Single console storage management across data centers

"We are pleased to be working with CloudByte to incorporate SanDisk’s high performance enterprise-class SAS SSDs into their new CloudByte Elastistor Appliance," said Steve Fingerhut, vice president of marketing, SanDisk Enterprise Storage Solutions. "The foundation of SAS SSDs from SanDisk provides CloudByte customers with the speed and reliability needed for mixed-use and read-intensive application workloads, while helping them save energy, floor space, and—ultimately—money."

"It is a pleasure working with CloudByte and SanDisk to provide real life solutions with robustness of product and design," said Sandeep Lodha, vice president of marketing, Netweb Technologies. "Netweb's Systems will provide flexible, reliable, and efficient platforms so as to meet the diverse requirements of the customers."

"At IndiQus we believe in continuously bringing cutting-edge technologies to our customers and the ElastiStor all-flash appliances is a big step in this direction. We see many use-cases where enterprise customers can implement these storages to exponentially enhance their storage performance at a fraction of cost in comparison to legacy storage vendors. With our strong implementation skills around virtualization technologies, we would enable quick and hassle-free integration of the ESAs into Enterprise data centers," said Sunando Bhattacharya, CEO, IndiQus Technologies.

Models and pricing

All flash storage appliance ESA-A100 has been refined further for the India market.

  • ESA-A100S: Offers 6 TB (expandable up to 12 TB) of usable capacity with up to 100000 IOPS
  • ESA-A100M: Offers 12 TB (expandable up to 24 TB) of usable capacity with up to 100000 IOPS
  • ESA-A100L: Offers 30 TB (expandable up to 60 TB) of usable capacity with up to 100000 IOPS

The above models along with the hybrid variants ESA-A10 and ESA-A50 are immediately available in India. For more information, contact [email protected].

Prices of all flash storage models start as low as Rs. 20 lakhs.

About CloudByte

CloudByte is the first provider of secure, multi-application storage for enterprise applications run by both enterprises and service providers. Its patent-pending technology empowers organizations to spin out Virtual Storage Machines (VSMs) and to scale storage performance higher or lower on demand. Established in 2010 and managed by technology executives from companies such as NetApp, EMC, LSI, Cisco, Juniper, and Novell, CloudByte is headquartered in the Silicon Valley and has a development center in India. CloudByte is venture-backed by Fidelity Worldwide Investment, Nexus Venture Partners, and Kae Capital. For more information, visit www.cloudbyte.com or follow @cloudbyteinc. A version of CloudByte’s ElastiStor OS, that includes a free perpetual license for four terabytes of storage capacity, can be downloaded from the Free Trial page.

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