SOURCE: RainStor


April 20, 2010 08:02 ET

'Cloud Powered by RainStor' Program Helps ISVs Launch Cloud-Based Services

RainStor Presents ISV and MSP Partners With a Fast and Easy Way to Get to the Cloud

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - April 20, 2010) -  RainStor, an infrastructure software company providing the leading repository for historical structured data, today announced the launch of its "Cloud Powered by RainStor" program to help partners, such as Informatica, quickly and easily launch their own cloud-based data management services. Any independent software vendor (ISV) or managed service provider (MSP) interested in leveraging the Cloud to deliver services that manage and store structured data should contact RainStor to participate in a "lightning evaluation."

RainStor's "lightning evaluations" enable ISVs, MSPs and system integrators (SIs) to quickly and easily develop prototypes of new cloud-based data management services. During the evaluation period, RainStor provides the Cloud environment and all the necessary support so that partners can fully assess their options for delivering new services for retaining and analyzing historical data in the Cloud. Informatica recently participated in the program to prepare for the delivery of its Data Archive Cloud Store Option, announced in February 2010. 

Industry research shows that just as it has become widely accepted to use the Cloud to cost-effectively manage historical unstructured data such as archived emails, the trend is continuing on with structured data. However, the volume and complexity of structured data that must be retained by enterprises presents significant challenges in the way of bandwidth and access constraints. RainStor alleviates such challenges by providing a specialized data repository that requires very little bandwidth, storage, administrative, and computing resources when used in the Cloud.

"Key benefits of RainStor include our ability to significantly compress data while keeping it fully queryable and totally protected. In addition, RainStor has been designed to run very efficiently on cloud computing and storage platforms. The net result is that data can be uploaded and maintained in the Cloud using RainStor with minimal effort or cost," said Ramon Chen, VP Product Management at RainStor. "RainStor is also easy to integrate with third party software, simple to deploy and requires virtually no administration. Our partner program is a great vehicle for bringing the technology to the many ISVs and MSPs looking to launch new cloud-based applications or data management services."

For more information on RainStor's "Cloud Powered by RainStor" program and "lightning evaluations" visit

About RainStor
RainStor is a technology pioneer in online information preservation. The company's specialized data repository significantly reduces the total cost of preserving information through extreme data compression, simplified data management and near-perfect scalability on commodity hardware. RainStor enables partners including Informatica, Adaptive Mobile and OnPoint Technologies to deliver online data retention solutions that reduce the cost and complexity of preserving information in the enterprise or the cloud. RainStor is the optimal data management and storage technology for application archiving, application retirement, SaaS Data Escrow™, and log and security event management solutions.

RainStor is a privately held company with offices in San Francisco, USA and Gloucester, UK. For more information, visit

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