SOURCE: Promise Technology

Promise Technology

July 26, 2016 10:00 ET

Promise Technology Enhances, Announces Availability of Hyperconverged Infrastructure Solution

Adds EFSS, Scale-Out NAS Storage Applications

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 26, 2016) - Having made its debut at the Open Server Summit in April, Promise Technology Inc.'s innovative hyperconverged platform is now shipping with new additions to its suite of enterprise applications. Designed to streamline data center and IT operations for small and medium-sized enterprises, Promise's VSkyCube infrastructure solution now includes VSkyStor and VSkyBox.

The concept of hyperconvergence -- where compute, network and storage functions are natively converged -- is being rapidly adopted by enterprises of all sizes. According to Forrester Research, 94 percent of businesses are interested in, planning for or already implementing hyperconvergence in their data centers -- and it's easy to see why. In addition to enabling businesses to rapidly deploy IT workloads and scale IT infrastructures for growth, hyperconverged platforms also capitalize on the idea of a 'lean enterprise' -- giving the ability to do more with less.

To that end, Promise's VSkyStor application is a highly cost-effective scale-out NAS storage solution, with both legacy file interface (via NFS/CIFS/FTP) and native file interface (via POSIX). VSkyStor provides file access to Unix and Linux filesystems via NFS and to Windows servers via CIFS. VSkyStor can also manage multiple independent VSkyCube clusters.

The Enterprise File Sharing and Synchronization (EFSS) VSkyBox application takes full advantage of VSkyCube's platform. VSkyBox requires no separate storage tier and can scale to multi-petabytes and thousands of users. VSkyBox offers advanced, enterprise-grade security and centralized management features such as remote wipe, two-step verification, remote backup, and group management.

Ideal for businesses looking to increase scalability, agility and improve administration efficiency while managing costs, VSkyCube is designed with a scale-out approach and combines tightly-coupled, software-defined computing, storage, and networking in the form of hyperconverged nodes. Together with a centralized single pane of glass management system, VSkyView, these technologies deliver a pre-integrated and adaptable cluster with a unified pool of resources that can be rapidly deployed, adapted, scaled, and managed.

"VSkyCube's suite of application platforms minimizes costs and complexity, enabling small and medium-sized enterprises to deploy their workloads immediately and scale their infrastructure to keep pace with business," noted Ken Dai, general manager of Promise's cloud solutions business unit. "This scale-out approach presents an exceptional value by lowering overhead, and is ideal for IT departments that are minimal in size." 

VSkyCube is now available through the global network of Promise value-added distributors and resellers. The platform is initially offered on a range of purpose-optimized x86 appliances, based on commodity hardware. This allows users to selectively scale for compute-intensive or storage-intensive resources, as well as mixed workloads. For more information, please visit www.promise.com and follow Promise Technology on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.

About Promise Technology Inc.
Promise Technology is a recognized global leader with 28 years of experience in the storage industry. Promise creates innovative solutions tailored to the unique needs of the IoT, Cloud, IT, Rich Media, and Surveillance markets. From personal cloud appliances to scalable enterprise IT Infrastructures, blazingly fast post-production tools, video security solutions and hyperconverged systems, Promise adapts its products to meet the real-world challenges customers face every day. Promise's highly experienced sales and engineering teams are strategically located throughout the Americas, EMEA, and JAPAC regions to provide unparalleled services and support to its customers around the globe. For more information, visit: www.promise.com

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