May 04, 2011 08:30 ET

BridgeSTOR Named One of '2011 Need to Know: Emerging Storage Vendors' by CRN Magazine

POWAY, CA--(Marketwire - May 4, 2011) - BridgeSTOR LLC today announced it has been named by CRN magazine among the 10 storage vendors "making a name for themselves in the channel" in an April 28 feature entitled "2011 Need to Know: Emerging Storage Vendors."

Described as "storage vendors that are boosting their presence in the IT channel through appliances that automate data protection, platforms that build storage clouds and more," the article highlighted BridgeSTOR and its ability to deliver highly effective duplication and compression for VMware, Windows and Linux data while further reducing deduplicated Symantec Backup Exec 2010 data through hardware-accelerated compression.

"With a 100 percent sales model focused on our Global Channel Partners, being highlighted as a vendor that resellers need to know in a prestigious industry publication like CRN is recognition that we are happy to receive," said John Matze, CEO of BridgeSTOR. "CRN has been very good to me in previously naming me among the Top 25 Innovators and a 'Storage Superstar,' and now with this inclusion they honor our BridgeSTOR Application Optimized Storage appliances which offer unmatched capacity efficiency, management simplicity, ease of installation and breakthrough value for resellers' customers."

By combining primary and secondary storage deduplication, compression and "Disk on Demand" thin provisioning to reduce storage requirements, BridgeSTOR's AOS appliances save disk capacity, reduce storage management time and complexity, and minimize power consumption, cooling, and floor and rack space requirements. Depending on the data, the deduplication component of BridgeSTOR appliances typically reduce unstructured application data by 10 to 80 percent. Compression works on the deduplicated data, as well as on blocks that do not deduplicate, shrinking the amount of capacity required to be stored by as much as an additional 50 percent.

CRN magazine provides news, information and analysis to assist solution providers and technology integrators in growing their businesses successfully. The magazine's content includes exclusive interviews with industry leaders, market trend data, business news and product reviews. It also examines technology trends and analyzes news and current situations relevant to solution providers. CRN is available online at

About BridgeSTOR

BridgeSTOR is redefining the cost per terabyte equation through advanced data reduction appliances for the SMB. BridgeSTOR Storage Appliances complement widely-adopted IT applications for small and medium-sized companies as well as departments and workgroups within large enterprises. With data reduction up to 70 percent, BridgeSTOR Storage Appliances effectively deliver the equivalent of hundreds of TBs of virtual storage capacity with unmatched rack space efficiency and low energy consumption disk drives that dramatically reduce power consumption, cooling and data center foot print. BridgeSTOR Storage Appliances have a street price under $20,000 and are available through select channel partners. Please see to locate a partner or for more information. Or, follow BridgeSTOR on Twitter and FaceBook.

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