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Ocarina

August 10, 2009 08:00 ET

Ocarina Networks' Award Winning Content-Aware Compression and Dedupe Solution for Online Storage to Be Resold by HP

The Ocarina ECOsystem for HP Scalable NAS Reduces Storage Costs by Dramatically Improving Storage Utilization

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - August 10, 2009) - Ocarina Networks today announced a reseller agreement with HP that allows customers to purchase Ocarina's award winning content-aware compression and dedupe solution directly from HP and from HP channel partners for fulfillment by Ocarina.

The Ocarina ECOsystem for HP seamlessly integrates with the HP Scalable Network Attached Storage (NAS) product family, including the HP StorageWorks 9100 Extreme Data Storage System (ExDS9100). The combined solution allows customers to store as much as 10 times more data on HP Scalable NAS platforms, with little to no impact on file serving performance. Independent analyst testing shows that Ocarina's ECOsystem provides 3 to 5 times better data reduction than NetApp Dedupe, giving HP's scalable NAS a significant advantage in storage efficiency.

"We are extremely excited to have HP as a strategic reseller of the Ocarina ECOsystem. The combined HP-Ocarina solution provides industry leading data reduction and cost effective capacity optimized storage for enterprises worldwide," said Dave Withers, VP of Business Development of Ocarina Networks.

"Customers need highly scalable storage solutions that efficiently and cost-effectively manage the growing amount of information enterprises are producing on a daily basis," said Lee Johns, Director, Unified Storage, HP StorageWorks. "With this combined solution from HP and Ocarina, customers can lower costs and save time by more efficiently utilizing storage resources." The Ocarina ECOsystem software for HP runs directly on each server node, or performance block, in an HP Scalable NAS cluster. The combined solution also allows customers to seamlessly move data from expensive tier 1 storage to much more cost-efficient tier 2 storage platforms such as HP's ExDS9100, and compress and dedupe the data as it is being stored on tier 2.

Unlike competing solutions that force customers to compress or dedupe everything on an entire volume, the combined solution from Ocarina and HP allows customers to select files for optimization via policies based on common attributes such as file type, date, owner, or location.

Availability

The Ocarina ECOsystem for HP Scalable NAS is available immediately from HP.

About Ocarina

Ocarina is a leader in online storage optimization solutions. Organizations of all sizes use Ocarina's content-aware optimization technology to reduce their storage footprint and achieve a ten-fold capacity increase on their current storage systems. Based in San Jose, Calif., Ocarina is privately-held and financed by leading investors JAFCO Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Highland Capital Partners. For more information, visit www.ocarinanetworks.com

Contact Information

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