SOURCE: Permabit Technology

Permabit Technology

September 14, 2009 09:07 ET

Permabit Technology and Atempo Expand Partnership to the Cloud

New Offering Combines Permabit's Cloud Storage Solutions With Atempo Digital Archive Capabilities

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - September 14, 2009) - Permabit Technology Corporation, the leading innovator of value tier storage solutions for the enterprise, today announced that they have expanded their partnership with Atempo, Inc., a leading provider of cross-platform data protection and archive solutions. The two companies will work together to offer archive solutions for cloud storage providers. The partnership enables cloud storage providers to address the requirements of mid-range to large organizations requiring powerful long-term data retention capabilities but needing to significantly reduce storage infrastructure costs. Service providers that deploy Atempo Digital Archive with Permabit Cloud Storage will effectively offer their customers infinite archive storage capacity.

Permabit Cloud Storage provides:

-- Massive Scalability: Base configurations up to 144TB expandable to 4.6PB
   total raw capacity, built-in inline next-generation data deduplication
   (Dedupe 2.0) and compression improve the system's effective storage
   capacity, providing further cost savings.

-- Continuous Availability: The Permabit grid architecture allows for
   seamless storage growth without interrupting user access. Built-in data
   protection via patented RAIN-EC technology provides the industry's most
   reliable protection of client data.  A fully redundant architecture
   ensures client data is always safe, protected and available.

-- Unsurpassed Security: Multi-tenancy capabilities provide the ability to
   securely host thousands of customers' data securely within a single
   system. For even higher levels of security, built-in AES encryption can
   be enabled. As an added benefit, built-in WORM capabilities offer
   compliance-oriented cloud storage.

Atempo Digital Archive:

-- Provides the first complete software solution to identify, classify,
   link and move archive files from the enterprise primary storage devices
   out into cloud storage.

-- Enables the cloud provider to offer essential archiving features such as
   end-user triggered archiving, automated hierarchical storage management
   (HSM) with file stubbing as well as powerful search based on the
   metadata or the full content of the files.

-- Provides unmatched flexibility and control for cloud storage customers,
   and simplicity for their end-users through an easy-to-use interface.

Permabit Quote:

"Cloud storage providers are looking for solutions that are cost-effective yet still provide the reliability and scalability their customers demand. By extending our partnership with Atempo, the combination of Atempo Digital Archive and Permabit Cloud Storage will enable companies to save precious IT dollars by leveraging robust and trusted technology for long-term data retention." ~ Tom Cook, President and CEO, Permabit

Atempo Quote:

"Extending our already close partnership with Permabit further establishes Atempo as a leader in protecting and preserving critical cloud-based data. Companies that leverage Atempo Digital Archive with Permabit Cloud Storage give their customers an economical yet feature-rich solution for managing their long-term digital assets." ~ Neal Ater, President and CEO, Atempo

Analyst Quote:

"Service Providers are looking to provide services, not become software developers. At the same time, they need to be able to provide economical, reliable, scalable, turnkey solutions for their customers and that up until today has been a serious challenge for these companies. Now, with the combination of Permabit Cloud Storage and Atempo Digital Archive, Service Providers have a compelling solution that meets those requirements and allows them to get into the Cloud Storage arena." ~ George Crump, Principal Analyst, Storage Switzerland

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About Permabit

Permabit delivers the industry's most advanced enterprise Value Tier storage solution. With patented data reduction and protection technology, the Permabit Enterprise Archive™ provides massively scalable disk-based storage at the lowest effective cost available. Permabit enables decades of secure, reliable, online information access with a rapid return on investment. Permabit was founded in 2000 by a technical and business team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For more information, visit:

About Atempo

Atempo enables organizations to protect, manage, archive, and recover digital information simply and effectively, across any infrastructure, on any platform, over any period of time. Atempo provides a comprehensive portfolio of integrated software solutions, including backup and recovery of servers, continuous data protection of workstations and laptops, and long-term archiving of files and email messages. Atempo simplifies the management of data throughout its entire lifecycle by providing unprecedented visibility and control over data growth, infrastructure cost, and risk mitigation. Atempo serves thousands of customers around the world through a sales and support network of over 200 resellers and partners. Learn more about Atempo at

Permabit, the Permabit logo, Permabit Enterprise Archive, and Scalable Data Reduction are trademarks of Permabit Technology Corporation, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

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