SOURCE: Ocarina


April 20, 2009 08:00 ET

Ocarina Networks Partners With Hitachi Data Systems to Help Customers Dramatically Reduce Costs via Capacity Optimized Storage

Ocarina Joins the Hitachi Data Systems Technical Alliance Partner Program Combination of Hitachi High-Performance NAS Platform and Ocarina's Content-Aware Compression and Deduplication Helps Cost-Effectively Increase Storage Capacity

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - April 20, 2009) - Ocarina Networks today announced that it has joined the Hitachi Data Systems Technical Alliance Partner (TAP) ISV Program. The program is designed to offer its partners comprehensive interoperability testing and validation certification with Hitachi's industry-leading storage solutions.

As part of the partnership, the Hitachi High-Performance NAS platform is now "Ocarina Optimized," providing a way for customers to keep pace with massive data growth and related requirements by cost-effectively increasing the capacity of new and installed storage systems.

Together with Hitachi Data Systems, Ocarina can now provide customers with the best data reduction solution for online storage, offering up to 90 percent more space for online data and delivering results 3-5 times better than NetApp dedupe.

Ocarina's patented three-step ECOsystem -- Extract, Correlate and Optimize -- 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.

"Hitachi Data Systems customers today need a way to stretch their IT storage dollars to support the phenomenal growth of unstructured data," said Asim Zaheer, vice president of product and competitive marketing, Hitachi Data Systems. "Ocarina's content optimization technology for NAS systems complements Hitachi Data Systems' vision by addressing this need, while providing improved storage efficiency and utilization."

"Hitachi Data Systems is among the many industry heavyweights to pick Ocarina to make content-aware dedupe for online storage a reality for existing NAS platforms," said Dave Withers, vice president of strategic markets and business development, Ocarina Networks. "Our industry-leading solutions are fast becoming a requirement for vendors seeking to respond to market demands for optimized storage which reduces capital and operational storage costs."

Generic compression and block dedupe solutions are unable to address the main drivers of storage growth: unstructured data such as email, photos, video, Microsoft Office, as well as industry-specific file types for energy, media, life sciences, medical and genomics. While only a portion of this data is accessed on a regular basis, it is becoming increasingly important to keep all data online and accessible 24/7. As a result, storage optimization is now a must-have feature for online file-based storage.

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

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