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Exablox

February 19, 2014 07:00 ET

Exablox Customers Deploy More Than One Petabyte of Storage in the First Two Quarters of Shipping Product in 2013

Five-Minute Deployments Prove Compelling for Mid-Market Customers Challenged With Managing the Escalating Growth of Unstructured Data

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 19, 2014) - Exablox®, the company reimagining storage, today announced that its award winning OneBlox® scale-out storage appliance provides the storage industry's fastest time to deployment and its customers have deployed more than one petabyte of storage in its first two quarters of shipping product in 2013. Exablox's zero-configuration appliance can be installed and available for use within five minutes including enterprise storage management features. The company provides mid-market customers with the quickest and easiest route to managing the escalating growth of their unstructured data by eliminating time-consuming storage management tasks, achieving rapid deployment times, and offering the flexibility of its Bring Your Own Drive (BYOD) strategy. In addition, enterprise features such as a global file system, three-minute storage expansion, inline deduplication and Continuous Data Protection, combined with OneSystem's® zero configuration storage management, results in a shortened sales cycle for Exablox's channel partners.

"Enterprise storage has historically been very difficult to deploy and manage, and it's expensive," said Terri McClure, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. "However, Exablox is taking a completely different approach. The company is showing the industry that storage can deliver enterprise features, yet be simple and elegant to manage, and let customers ride the dropping hardware commodity curve. Exablox promises to change the game in multiple economic dimensions on both the OPEX and CAPEX front."

With the growth of unstructured data, medium-size enterprises are now experiencing storage challenges similar to those that larger enterprises have been struggling with for years. The mid-market requires enterprise features to support their business, but often lack the budget and expertise of larger companies. As a result, the under-served mid-market has had to over pay for complex enterprise NAS arrays or sacrifice features they need in order to purchase systems to fit their budget. Exablox's ability to eliminate these challenges makes the benefits of object-based storage a reality for the mid-market for the first time, providing storage to any user or application without the need for proprietary APIs. According to IDC's MarketScape1 report on worldwide object-based storage, "[Object-based storage platforms] offer a promising future for organizations trying to balance scale, complexity and costs."

OneBlox's scale-out architecture enables customers to scale performance, capacity and availability non-disruptively and with zero configuration. As OneBlox enables capacity growth in three minutes without application downtime or reconfiguration, organizations can purchase exactly the needed capacity and grow over time simply by adding any number of disk drives or additional OneBlox appliances. Furthermore, the ability to Bring Your Own Drives from any manufacturer brings down storage costs by a factor of 10.

In addition to being affordable and simple to manage, Exablox provides enterprise features such as cloud-based management, a scaleable global file system, inline deduplication, and Continuous Data Protection (CDP) that mid-size enterprises need to support their growing business. OneSystem is a multi-tenant cloud-based management service that provides reporting, proactive monitoring and management of OneBlox across any number of locations. Particularly attractive to managed service providers, a single OneSystem account is capable of managing any number of customers' OneBlox in any location, all while maintaining the isolation and integrity of each customer's information. Exablox's innovative approach has resulted in significant traction in the healthcare, government, legal, non-profit, manufacturing, and media and entertainment industries and has been recognized with many industry awards.

Awards

Exablox's OneBlox with OneSystem has garnered the following industry recognition:

Customer Success Stories

"Until now, medium-size enterprises had two options when trying to solve unstructured data storage challenges: buy costly and complex enterprise storage or buy affordable storage without the needed enterprise features," said Douglas Brockett, CEO of Exablox. "OneSystem and OneBlox remove the management complexity by providing zero-configuration enterprise-grade storage at a price point the mid-market can afford. We're delivering on our promise of reimagining storage and filling a significant void in the market. For this reason, we have seen tremendous early demand and acceptance for our solution."

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About Exablox
Exablox is the company reimagining storage. Exablox solves businesses' runaway storage costs and information management nightmares by providing a cloud-managed scale-out object-based solution that is affordable and easy to use. OneBlox is an inclusive storage offering that combines an elegant hardware architecture and integrated, enterprise-grade software, including inline deduplication, continuous data protection, and disaster recovery. Founded in 2010, Exablox is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. and backed by leading Silicon Valley venture firms. Visit Exablox online at www.exablox.com and join the conversation at www.twitter.com/exablox.

1. IDC MarketScape Excerpt: Worldwide Object-Based Storage 2013 Vendor Assessment, IDC, October 2013, Ashish Nadkrani and Amita Potnis

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