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March 09, 2011 09:05 ET

Cirtas Bluejet "Delivers on All Its Promises" Says Taneja Group in New Technology Validation Report

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - March 9, 2011) - Cirtas Systems, the first company to make cloud storage work like onsite enterprise storage arrays, announced the availability of a new technology validation report for its Bluejet Cloud Storage Controller from Taneja Group, a leading technology analyst firm. The report, which offers insights based on in-depth testing by Taneja analysts, provides a detailed review of provisioning storage capacity in the cloud using Bluejet and multiple aspects of performance , including data protection using Bluejet CloudSnap snapshots, integrated disaster recovery, CloudReduce primary storage deduplication for capacity reduction, real-time CloudForecast chargeback reporting, and more. The paper further highlights how Bluejet uniquely addresses the barriers that have previously prevented widespread enterprise adoption of cloud storage, and how it resolves several pressing and costly dilemmas inherent to onsite storage arrays.

"After our hands-on evaluation, it is clear to us that the Bluejet Cloud Storage Controller delivers on all its promises and addresses the obstacles -- like security, performance and actual storage TCO -- that have previously deterred enterprises from taking advantage of storing data in the cloud," said Jeff Boles, senior analyst for Taneja Group. "Cirtas has turned the pay-as-you-go storage from cloud providers into a uniquely cost effective and capable enterprise storage system. If you are trying to reinvent your cost of doing storage, Bluejet will significantly alter your storage system deployment and ongoing management costs." 

Key takeaways from the report include:

  • Setting up the Bluejet appliance and provisioning storage took a fraction of the time required for traditional storage systems, completely eliminating the time and effort associated with storage system deployment or expansion.

  • Bluejet's local caching technology, CloudCache, turned remote cloud storage into local multi-purpose iSCSI storage that can be natively accessed or utilized with NFS and CIFS file servers, with simple provisioning and good performance.

  • Bluejet's cloud optimization technology clearly speeds data transmission and lowers cloud capacity and data transfer fees. Companies using Bluejet benefit from reductions in their cost of cloud storage. Moreover, Bluejet's CloudForecast reporting provides a master console view into the details of cloud costs, as they occur, with drill down insight into nearly any breakout imaginable. 

  • Cirtas has taken built-in data protection to another level: on top of the unlimited cloud repository of highly protected storage, Bluejet protects versions of data with an unlimited number of capacity optimized snapshots, called CloudSnaps, that eliminate the need for organizations to backup data ever again.

  • Using the combination of CloudSnap snapshots and the offsite, replicated nature of the cloud, Bluejet automatically provides robust data protection and eliminates the need to purchase and maintain traditional tools. The various technologies at work within Bluejet deliver data protection akin to complex and costly replication frameworks, but entirely from a single device and in a few clicks of the mouse.

  • By allowing businesses to recover data from anywhere in the event of a site disaster, Bluejet natively provides a sophisticated multipoint disaster recovery solution. This helps Bluejet reduce the total cost of ownership for not just data storage, but its associated data protection and recovery.

The Taneja Group report, The Enterprise Cloud Storage Gateway -- Easier To Use, Better Protected, Lower Cost Storage with Cirtas Bluejet, is available to download for free at:

About Cirtas Systems 
Cirtas solves the challenges associated with storing data in the cloud, making cloud storage work like onsite enterprise storage arrays. Deployed in the data center, Cirtas Bluejet Cloud Storage Controllers simplify storage management and vastly reduce data storage total cost of ownership, while addressing the long-standing challenges associated with data backup and disaster recovery for mid-size to large enterprises. Cirtas supports a variety of cloud provider platforms, including Amazon S3, EMC Atmos and AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service(SM). Founded in 2008, the company is headquartered in San Jose, California and backed by Amazon, Bessemer Venture Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, NEA, and Shasta Venture Partners. For more information, visit

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