SOURCE: TwinStrata, Inc

TwinStrata, Inc

February 25, 2014 08:30 ET

TwinStrata Honored in SearchStorage.com's "2013 Products of the Year"

TwinStrata's CloudArray Wins Bronze in Storage Systems Category, Beats Out Nine Other Finalists

NATICK, MA--(Marketwired - Feb 25, 2014) -  TwinStrata, an innovator in cloud-integrated storage solutions, today announced it has been named a Bronze winner in the 2013 Products of the Year awards in the storage systems category presented by the editors of TechTarget's Storage Media Group.

High Praise for CloudArray's disaster recovery features
TwinStrata's CloudArray received high marks for its enhanced data protection features. Specifically, TwinStrata added Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), a cost-effective cloud-based alternative that delivers on-demand disaster recovery for virtualized environments without requiring continuous investment in secondary sites. One judge called CloudArray's disaster recovery solutions a "clever use of a virtual cloud-integrated storage [or cloud gateway] to provide DRaaS. It enables bringing up both the storage and VMs in an infrastructure as a service [IaaS] or platform as a service [PaaS] model from the vendor's site almost instantly."

Award criteria
The Storage magazine-SearchStorage.com editorial staff, in conjunction with a team of users, industry experts, analysts and consultants judged the 2013 Products of the Year award nominations. This panel selected the 16 best "Products of the Year" from a long list of enterprise storage-related products introduced, upgraded, and shipped after Nov. 1, 2012, and before Oct. 25, 2013. The winners were selected according to the following criteria:

  • Innovation
  • Performance
  • Ease of integration into existing environments
  • Ease of use and manageability
  • Functionality
  • Value

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Nicos Vekiarides, CEO of TwinStrata, said:

  • "TwinStrata was founded to help customers meet their current and future storage needs by making storage easier, more affordable and less time-intensive. We are honored that CloudArray has been selected as a product of the year because of our work to make effective disaster recovery a viable reality for mid-sized organizations. This recognition validates our mission and caps off a tremendous year of growth and momentum."

Overview of CloudArray
CloudArray's approach to storage management enables organizations to scale storage area networks (SAN) and network-attached storage (NAS) with on-demand cloud storage, providing a permanent solution to data growth, offsite backup and disaster recovery challenges. Designed with ease of use and flexibility in mind, the software integrates a number of security and availability features and is compatible with more than 20 cloud storage offerings from most major providers. It presents cloud storage using traditional storage interfaces, providing a high degree of flexibility and compatibility with existing applications. A local cache accelerates data access to match performance of on-premise storage systems. CloudArray includes Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), which delivers virtualized environments with an on-demand way to backup and recover both data and applications at a moment's notice -- without racking up ongoing secondary infrastructure costs.

About TechTarget's Storage Media
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About TwinStrata
TwinStrata's cloud-integrated storage makes data storage straightforward, affordable and maintenance-free by enabling organizations to scale their storage area networks (SAN) and network-attached storage (NAS) with on-demand cloud capacity. Customers use CloudArray to support primary, secondary, backup and archive storage needs. More information is available at twinstrata.com.

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