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October 27, 2015 09:00 ET

SolidFire Provides High-Performance All-Flash Storage System to KINX's OpenStack Cloud

KINX Enhances Competitiveness of Public Cloud Services With SolidFire's All-Flash Scale-Out Storage

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA and TOKYO, JAPAN--(Marketwired - October 27, 2015) - OpenStack Tokyo Booth #S12 - SolidFire, the #1 Solid-State Array, announced today that Korea Internet Neutral Exchange (KINX), a B2B company which specializes in internet infrastructure in South Korea, selected SolidFire's all-flash scale-out storage to power its IXcloud public cloud services. KINX has been commercializing and managing IXcloud, the first Openstack-based public cloud services offering in Korea, since 2012.

"When it comes to public cloud services, it is critical that KINX continually improves the performance and reliability of its infrastructure to take advantage of the agility, scale, automation and operational efficiency of a storage architecture that can transform our data center and enable new business opportunities," said Seungwook, Jang, Director of KINX. "We selected SolidFire because it truly is storage that enables us to deliver more competitive cloud services to our customers and deliver greater business value."

KINX deployed SolidFire's multi-tenant storage platform to respond to customers' demands, effectively process massive amounts of data and provide high-performance, on-demand cloud services. The only storage architecture with the ability to guarantee performance to thousands of workloads from a single, shared infrastructure, SolidFire enables KINX IXcloud to meet stringent service level agreements and deliver predictable performance to each and every one of its customers. Because SolidFire is architected to deliver true Quality of Service (QoS), each of KINX's IXcloud volumes can be configured with a minimum, maximum and burst IOPS and bandwidth -- guaranteeing performance independently of what other demands applications or tenants are making on the system.

Another critical component of IXcloud's implementation, SolidFire offers comprehensive OpenStack block storage integration, enabling KINX to offload a broad array of traditional manual operations, optimize infrastructure provisioning and ensure storage efficiency. Due to SolidFire's deep integration with OpenStack and extensive automation capabilities, KINX has eliminated the challenges of day-to-day operations and automated every aspect of its storage provisioning, management, monitoring and reporting.

"With years of experience developing and operating OpenStack, KINX is known for delivering high-performance cloud services to its customers. They are enhancing the scalability and efficiency of their services with the advanced capabilities of OpenStack and SolidFire," SolidFire's Country Manager, Korea, Joshua Kim, said. "Only SolidFire could meet KINX's requirements for a world-class infrastructure built for its demanding OpenStack environment with best-in-class performance, scalability and efficiency."

Learn how SolidFire is purpose-built for the most demanding OpenStack environments by visiting SolidFire's booth (#S12) at OpenStack Tokyo 2015, 27 - 29 October. Read about SolidFire's SF Series storage platforms, which start at 35TB of effective capacity and deliver guaranteed performance to every workload. Download the 2015 Gartner Solid-State Array reports and read why SolidFire received the highest score for overall use case in Gartner's 2015 Critical Capabilities for Solid-State Arrays¹ (3.6 out of 5) and was again recognized as the Leading Visionary in Gartner's 2015 Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays².

¹Gartner Critical Capabilities for Solid-State Arrays, Valdis Filks, Joseph Unsworth, Arun Chandrasekaran, 25 June 2015

²Gartner Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays, Valdis Filks, Joseph Unsworth, Arun Chandrasekaran, 23 June 2015

About SolidFire

SolidFire is the market leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center. Leveraging SolidFire's all-flash architecture, with service-level Quality of Service (QoS) controls, customers now can guarantee storage performance to thousands of applications within a shared infrastructure. Coupling this functionality with In-line data reduction techniques and System-wide automation results in substantial capital and operating cost savings relative to traditional disk and basic all-flash storage systems.

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About KINX

KINX is the internet infrastructure company specialized in offering high-quality internet network and services including IX, IDC, Clouds, CDN, DDos. Approximately 17% of internet users in Korea are using the internet through the network of KINX. Various enterprises and institutions including Microsoft, NHN, Kakao, SAMSUNG SDS, CJ HELLOVISION, SK Broadband, Africa TV, Korea Internet, and security agencies requiring more streamlined internet services, are using the services.

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