May 10, 2011 08:30 ET

BridgeSTOR Slashes Cost per Terabyte With Industry's Most Space and Energy Efficient iSCSI/NAS and DPM Storage

High-Density Compressed, Deduplicated Storage Cuts Acquisition and Operating Costs by up to 75 Percent

POWAY, CA--(Marketwire - May 10, 2011) - BridgeSTOR LLC today launched the industry's most cost, energy and rack-space efficient iSCSI/NAS and DPM RAID storage with the introduction of the BridgeSTOR AOS High Density DPM Storage Appliance and the AOS High Density Network Storage Appliance. These additions to the Application Optimized Storage (AOS) product family enable DPM and iSCSI/NAS users to shrink their storage capacity needs by up to 4:1 (75%).

The AOS High Density DPM Storage Appliance is the second advanced data reduction offering from BridgeSTOR specifically designed for DPM users. The BridgeSTOR AOS for DPM appliances are the only deduplicating storage products specifically targeting this application segment today.

BridgeSTOR has harnessed the power of a specialized processor that operates in the data path to dramatically reduce the size of DPM and iSCSI SAN and NAS data prior to its being stored on disk drives. BridgeSTOR AOS appliance storage typically shrinks DPM and iSCSI SAN and NAS (filer) storage needs by up to 4:1 (75%) by harnessing inline data deduplication and compression.

"Our customers tell us they are tired of just throwing more and more disk drives at their growing data," said BridgeSTOR CEO John Matze. "VMware and server virtualization brought 'server sprawl' under control. The time is right to apply the same thinking to 'storage sprawl.' BridgeSTOR storage virtualization and data reduction make that possible."

With an MSRP of $325.00 per Terabyte in a 128 Terabyte RAID 6 (dual parity) configuration, BridgeSTOR AOS High Density appliances become immediate storage value leaders. Occupying just 4U of rack space, the 128 Terabyte storage sub-system presents a far smaller data center footprint than legacy storage products. The BridgeSTOR AOS High Density configurations also consume just ¼ the power and requires just ¼ the air conditioning of traditional storage products with equivalent capacities.

BridgeSTOR AOS High Density appliances supply the block-level interface required for iSCSI SAN and DPM Storage Pools and the NAS/NFS/CIFS interface required for file access while transparently providing inline, hardware accelerated data deduplication and compression to minimize storage capacity requirements. Optional dual-active configurations enable the deployment of BridgeSTOR AOS High Density appliance storage in high-availability applications.

Mike Carpenter, Vice President of Business Development at CariNet, a cloud computing company that owns (7) data centers servicing 8500+ customers around the globe, says, "BridgeSTOR's products fit perfectly into our virtualized infrastructures. We tested numerous storage systems with our various cloud and virtualization offerings. In doing so, we have never seen anything like the compression ratios that we have realized with BridgeSTOR, which is sustaining an unprecedented 18:1 compression ratio."

The new high-density advanced data reduction appliances are the latest additions to BridgeSTOR's portfolio of storage virtualization products. BridgeSTOR AOS High Density storage products start at MSRP of less than $20,000 and are immediately available through select channel partners. Please see to locate a partner or for more information.

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