SOURCE: Gridstore


August 30, 2011 09:00 ET

Storage Switzerland Review Identifies Gridstore 2.0 as the Easiest Scale-Out NAS Implementation They've Tested

Hands-On Implementation Test Drive Demonstrates That the Gridstore Scale-Out NAS Solution Can Be Set Up in Less Than 30 Minutes From Box to Writing Data

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 30, 2011) - Gridstore™, the leader in scale-out NAS solutions for the SMB market, today announced that its Gridstore 2.0 solution has been identified by analyst firm Storage Switzerland as the easiest scale-out NAS implementation they have tested. In the hands-on review, "Storage Switzerland Drives SME Scale Out NAS - Initial Set Up of Gridstore 2.0," Storage Switzerland's senior analyst, George Crump, shares his "test drive" findings following a first look at the Gridstore Scale-out NAS solution.

"What makes Gridstore unique is its combination of a grid architecture with virtualization to eliminate the need for clusters," said Crump. "This allows them to take advantage of parallel processing and I/O which should significantly improve throughput. Having been involved in several scale-out implementations, this is the easiest that I have seen thus far. We had the systems from box to accepting data in less than 30 minutes."

"Gridstore makes it possible for small to mid-sized businesses to enjoy the benefits of scale-out storage without cost and complexity of NAS storage sprawl," said Kelly Murphy, CEO, Gridstore. "It also eliminates the business risk of multiple single points of failure while reducing the cost of standalone NAS solutions by as much as a third. And, as Storage Switzerland has validated in their test drive evaluation, implementation can be completed in as little as a half an hour."

The Storage Switzerland paper covering the initial set up test drive of the Gridstore 2.0 solution will be the first in a series of reports. The report includes video of the lab's installation of the management software and system configuration. Storage Switzerland will be evaluating the Gridstore 2.0 solution's performance over a 90-day period and providing additional reports including details on the management interface and results of read/write tests.

Gridstore Scale-out NAS Storage Solutions offload storage processing onto an unlimited number of Virtual Storage Controllers running in client side machines. This enables very simple low cost storage nodes to be used in parallel while generating exceptional performance, scaling and reliability that goes beyond any product in its class.

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Gridstore is the innovation leader in scale-out Network Attached Storage (NAS) products. The Gridstore NASg solution provides unlimited storage capacity and reliability at a fraction of the cost of traditional storage solutions. NASg is designed for small-to-mid-sized businesses and Managed Service Providers who struggle with the risk, cost and complexity of storage sprawl and who need enterprise class storage without the cost and complexity. Founded in 2007, Gridstore is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. and has development facilities in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, please visit:

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