SOURCE: TeraCloud

June 05, 2007 08:30 ET

TeraCloud SRM Whitepaper Examines Role of Storage in Energy Crisis

Storage and Energy Cost Management Are Mission Critical as Traditional Storage Solutions Fail to Address the Energy Problem

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - June 5, 2007) - Power consumption is a critical issue in the data center, placing storage resource management (SRM) firmly in the cross-hairs of the energy crisis, according to the whitepaper "Storage in Energy Management," by TeraCloud Corporation (www.teracloud.com).

"With forecasted growth in storage experienced by organizations approaching or in excess of 100 percent compounded annually, traditional storage solutions are not addressing the energy problem," the TeraCloud whitepaper reports. "Due to the reduced cost of storage hardware, increased storage demand has been solved predominantly through new hardware acquisition. This approach is no longer feasible with competition for floor space coupled with increased density of the devices creating more heat to be cooled."

The whitepaper "Storage in Energy Management" examines the key factors contributing to the increasing importance of managing power cooling, how energy costs may be the tipping point for traditional storage management to formally address limitations and the elements of a well-managed storage environment. It is available at: http://www.teracloud.com/docs/Whitepapers/Storage_and_Energy_Cost_Management.pdf

"Power-hungry hardware coupled with soaring energy costs have altered the decision-making paradigm, with the Total Cost of Ownership now including power management and ultimately driving enterprises to maximize their storage utilization to reduce power consumption," said TeraCloud CEO Gary Tidd. "Storage analytics provides clear and accurate visibility into storage management, fortifying IT decision-makers with realistic choices for controlling storage costs while maintaining equipment and data access capabilities."

TeraCloud's Storage Analytics (TSA) technology provides storage utilization analytics to pin-point conditions and predictive events where storage utilization is sub-optimized, and then recommends automated actions. TeraCloud turns raw data into actionable information. With the TSA ability to extract actionable insights from data, IT executives can make informed technology purchasing decisions that support their business objectives. Launched March 22, 2007, TSF Express is a free SRM tool providing enterprise-level storage management for Solaris, Linux, Windows and AIX.

TSF Lite is the only product to provide mid-market companies with a powerful, enterprise-level and cost-effective tool for predictable storage management. It offers the market's first and only hybrid subscription, utility-based pay-as-you use pricing. The charge is $395 per month only in the months you use it for up to 20 terabytes of managed storage. TeraCloud produces a comprehensive and detailed usage report with specific storage recommendations based upon collected customer data.

TeraCloud Availability

TeraCloud's products are available online through the company's Web site at www.teracloud.com, and the company has established strategic technology, distribution and development partnerships. The company is building indirect sales through local and regional VARS interested in getting closer to their customers.

About TeraCloud Corporation

TeraCloud Corporation continues to define the storage analytics market serving global Fortune 2000 and mid-market customers. TeraCloud's groundbreaking Storage Analytics (TSA) technology provides storage utilization analytics to pin-point conditions and predictive events where storage utilization is sub-optimized. Regardless of platform, the TeraCloud Storage Framework (TSF) v2.1 provides enterprise customers with instant knowledge for predictable storage management from a single view. TSF Lite is the only product to provide mid-market companies with a powerful, enterprise-level and cost-effective tool for predictable storage management. TeraCloud's SpaceFinder Suite v4.4.1 gives customers the knowledge for predictable storage management on the Z-series platform by providing automating storage administration that monitors, detects, analyzes and proactively resolves issues threatening storage availability. Founded in 1991, TeraCloud Corporation is a privately held company based in Bellevue, Wash. For more information, visit www.teracloud.com.

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