SOURCE: Permabit Technology

Permabit Technology

August 12, 2009 09:11 ET

Permabit Technology and Mezeo Software Partner to Deliver Web Scale Storage Solutions for Service Providers

Partnership Simplifies Delivery of Cost-Effective, Highly-Scalable and Secure Access to Cloud Storage

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - August 12, 2009) - Permabit Technology Corporation, the leading innovator of value tier storage solutions for the enterprise, today announced that they have entered into a partnership with Mezeo Software, the industry's leading provider of a deployable platform for cloud storage that enables providers of IT Hosting, Managed Services, SaaS, and converged Telcos to immediately monetize Storage as a Service.

The partnership allows service providers to offer high-value solutions to their customer base by providing anywhere, anytime access to cloud storage. Through their joint technology offerings, Permabit and Mezeo will offer solutions that are unmatched in terms of cost-effectiveness, scalability, security and multi-tenancy using a RESTful Web services API-based platform.

Highlights of the technology partnership include:

--  Permabit Cloud Storage delivers the high availability necessary for
    service providers to meet aggressive Service Level Agreements, while its
    grid architecture enables service providers to seamlessly expand and
    upgrade storage as needed from terabytes to petabytes. With Permabit's
    flexible pricing model, service providers can take advantage of this
    advanced technology with minimal up-front capital expense, and address the
    three critical technology concerns customers raise about cloud storage
    solutions: scalability, availability and security.
    
--  The Mezeo Cloud Storage Platform™ (MCSP), a white label solution
    purpose-built for service providers, enables Managed Service Providers and
    IT service providers to offer multiple, branded cloud storage offerings to
    their customers and reseller networks.  Users can access files anywhere,
    anytime through the desktop, Web, smartphone (iPhone®, BlackBerry® or
    Windows Mobile®) or applications. The extensible platform comes with
    RESTful web service APIs to deliver reliable storage access via the
    internet.  The MCSP leverages industry standard hardware and software,
    including Linux, Apache, and PostgreSQL to provide a highly available,
    secure and multi-tenant environment.
    
--  The Mezeo and Permabit solution is a complete cloud storage offering
    that can be rapidly deployed in any technology environment.  Mezeo's
    interface and access capabilities combined with Permabit's storage allow
    service providers to easily deploy cloud storage offerings and offer an
    easy-to-use and reliable solution to their customers. Permabit's built-in
    inline next-generation data deduplication (Dedupe 2.0) dramatically
    improves the system's effective storage capacity. Multi-tenancy provides
    the ability to host thousands of customers' data securely within a single
    solution. Base configurations up to 144TB raw disk capacity provide simple
    initial deployment options. Up to 32 grids (4.6PB total raw capacity) can
    be easily managed from a central web-based console. The system
    automatically and transparently adapts as storage nodes are added, re-
    distributing data across the storage grid as the system expands. Providing
    unmatched scalability, ensuring data security and providing ubiquitous
    access help the combined solution deliver on the promise of the cloud --
    storage that is more cost-effective and efficient than that delivered by
    internal systems. Together, Permabit and Mezeo deliver an efficient and
    cost effective method for hosting storage.
    

Permabit Quote:

"The challenge for service providers up to this point has been the ability to offer high-value cloud solutions that appeal to a broad and diverse customer base that are both scalable and cost effective. The partnership between Permabit and Mezeo gives service providers the ability to offer the most secure and reliable cloud storage solutions with minimal up-front financial investment." -- Tom Cook, President and CEO, Permabit

Mezeo Quote:

"Mezeo is excited about working with Permabit to provide Service Providers with a complete Cloud Storage solution for their customers. Together, Mezeo and Permabit offer a highly scalable, secure and cost-effective solution that enables Service Providers to offer anytime, anywhere access to the Storage Cloud. Our certification efforts will give Service Providers the added assurance that they are offering a proven, reliable solution to their customers." -- Steve Lesem, President and CEO, Mezeo Software

Analyst Quote:

"Enterprises today recognize the benefits of a cloud storage solution, and they are seeking solutions from trusted providers that can guarantee security and availability of their data. Service providers looking to enter this market quickly and effectively can do so using solutions from Permabit and Mezeo Software. The combination of proven storage solutions from Permabit and the cloud storage platform from Mezeo enables service providers to rapidly take to market a flexible, secure and competitively priced cloud storage solution." -- Brett Cooper, Taneja Group

Supporting Resources:

Permabit Media Center

Permabit Blogs

Dedupe2.0

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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: www.permabit.com.

About Mezeo Software

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Mezeo is the industry's leading provider of a deployable platform for cloud storage that enables IT Hosting providers, Managed Service Providers, SaaS Providers, and converged Telcos to immediately monetize Storage as a Service. Our Cloud Storage Platform Solutions include Cloud Storage with Web services APIs, Access Cloud, SaaS Cloud and Personal Cloud Storage. These solutions feature secure file storage, advanced file sharing and collaboration, content tagging and true anywhere access from an integrated Windows desktop, rich Web 2.0 browsers and iPhone, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile native client access. Mezeo is easy to deploy, highly scalable and highly secure, with well-designed APIs for platform extensibility. Mezeo was named in CRN's list of the Top 25 Coolest Emerging Vendors of 2009. For more information, go to www.mezeo.com.

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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