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December 19, 2013 11:59 ET

Symons Says: 2014 Storage Industry Predictions From Gridstore CEO

Software-Defined Storage Leader Predicts Escalating Adoption of Windows Hyper-V in 2014

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 19, 2013) - Data continues to grow exponentially and a plethora of data storage innovations have hit the market. With the wide variety of technologies and marketing messages, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to evaluate the myriad of product choices and make strategic purchasing decisions. George Symons, CEO of Gridstore™, the leader in software-defined storage (SDS) optimized for Windows Server with Hyper-V forecasts five key trends that will have a significant impact on the storage technologies customers will consider in 2014.

1. Software-defined storage comes of age

  • Moves from nebulous buzz word to reality though a clear definition -- this will not be universally accepted across the industry
  • Real SDS is all about intelligent management of the data and understanding and managing both the data on the server and the storage

2. Major escalation in adoption of Windows Hyper-V

  • Ease of migration/ease-of-use
  • Functionality meets needs of most use cases
  • Performance is excellent
  • Lower cost

3. Hybrid storage will be faster growing than pure flash

  • Flash as a cache will become the standard for cost effective performance
  • Flash technology will improve to provide 2-3x the lifetime of the flash
  • This will be the last year of consolidation for pure flash vendors

4. Application performance in virtualized environments continues as top priority

  • Customers cannot continue to over provision and pay too much to make applications perform
  • Vendors that can provide cost effective, scalable solutions that perform well will make significant gains
  • Technologies such as QoS for storage will become mandatory

5. Scale-as-you-grow expands in importance

  • Critical as the market moves to public and private clouds
  • Lowers cost of acquisition and overall TCO
  • Winning solutions will be scale-out vs. scale-up
  • Winning solutions will not be limited by clustering

Gridstore's revolutionary new software-defined storage solution, Gridstore 3.0, was purpose-built to address the architectural disconnect between traditional storage and virtualization. The product solves a critical issue -- the degraded performance caused by traditional storage in a Windows Server Hyper-V environment. Gridstore 3.0 accelerates Hyper-V applications by up to 500%, while offering an affordable pay-as-you-scale pricing structure.

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ABOUT Gridstore
Gridstore™ is the leader in software-defined storage optimized for Windows Servers and Hyper-V that accelerates application I/O. All traditional storage suffers from the I/O blender that severely impacts application performance in virtual environments. Gridstore is Software Defined Storage that uses patented Server-Side Virtual Controller™ Technology (SVCT) to eliminate the I/O blender and accelerate applications in three unique ways. 

1. vmOptimized™ Storage provides self-optimizing storage stacks that accelerate I/O for each application. 
2. TrueQoS™ is the industry's only end-to-end Storage QoS that guarantees performance for your most important applications. 
3. GridScale™ is a simple, pay-as-you-scale grid architecture with massively parallel performance scaling that accelerates application I/O. 

Gridstore is headquartered in Mountain View, CA. For more information, please visit:

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