SOURCE: Ocarina

September 08, 2009 09:00 ET

Ocarina Networks Integrates Content-Aware Compression and Dedupe Solution With Latest Hitachi Data Systems NAS Family Offerings

Ocarina ECOsystem for Hitachi NAS 3080 and 3090 Helps to Cost-Effectively Increase Storage Capacity

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - September 8, 2009) - Ocarina Networks today announced the immediate availability of its industry-leading storage optimization solution for Hitachi Data Systems' latest midrange NAS models, the 3080 and 3090. The combined solution with the Ocarina ECOsystem allows Hitachi Data Systems to deliver one of the most advanced yet cost-effective midrange NAS solutions in the storage industry.

The Ocarina ECOsystem for Hitachi Data Systems seamlessly integrates with the Hitachi NAS family, including the newly released 3080 and 3090, as well as the existing Hitachi High-performance NAS 3100 and 3200. The combined solution provides a cost effective way for customers to keep pace with massive data growth by dramatically increasing effective storage capacity, with little to no impact on file serving performance.

The Ocarina ECOsystem is the world's first content-aware optimization technology to deliver up to a 10-to-1 reduction in the size of files, such as MS Office documents, PDFs, ZIPs, and rich media that are driving the growth of online storage. Generic compression and block de-duplication solutions are often unable to address the main drivers of storage growth: media files, pre-compressed files such as Microsoft Office and ZIP, as well as industry-specific file types for energy, film-making, and life sciences.

"The rapid growth of unstructured data, along with the need to keep files accessible 24/7, presents serious storage challenges for our customers," said Miki Sandorfi, chief strategist, File and Content Services, Hitachi Data Systems. "The Ocarina ECOsystem, combined with the scalability and unique content tiering capabilities of the Hitachi NAS Platform family, provides our customers a solution which allows seamless access to this data in an extremely cost-efficient manner."

"This launch of their new midrange NAS products allows Hitachi Data Systems and Ocarina to strengthen our presence in important markets. The seamless integration of our content-aware compression and dedupe enables Hitachi Data Systems to deliver storage capacity optimization capabilities that are far more advanced than any of the dedupe solutions in the market today," said Dave Withers, VP of business development, Ocarina Networks.


The Ocarina ECOsystem for Hitachi Data Systems' NAS Platform Family is available immediately from Ocarina Networks and Ocarina Networks authorized resellers.

About Ocarina

Ocarina is a member of the Hitachi Data Systems Technology Alliance Partner program and 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

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