October 29, 2012 09:00 ET

WHIPTAIL Puts Data in Motion With RACERUNNER OS Update Debuting at SNW Europe 2012

RACERUNNER Version 4.1.1 Features Open Target for Flexible Replication

WHIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - Oct 29, 2012) - WHIPTAIL, the world leader in Solid State Storage Arrays, introduces the world's first data replication functionality that enables heterogeneous storage to be used with the release of RACERUNNER 4.1.1, the latest version of the core software that underpins the company's INVICTA and ACCELA performance storage arrays.

The INVICTA and ACCELA all-flash storage arrays provide extreme read and write performance for hundreds of customers worldwide. RACERUNNER 4.1.1 adds the ability for a user to replicate their data to a non-WHIPTAIL target array for increased flexibility, security and availability. RACERUNNER 4.1.1 will be available in early November.

"Data replication has long been a headache for IT managers, because it forced them to buy two of everything," commented Brian Feller, VP and GM WHIPTAIL EMEA. "We're changing the game with Open Target by allowing our arrays to replicate to a variety of different targets. Of course users will be able to replicate to a second WHIPTAIL array, but they'll also have the option of moving their data to a non-WHIPTAIL array."

The release also adds VMware support for vStorage API for Array Integration (VAAI) and vCenter Server. VMware VAAI enables organizations to offload specific storage operations to compliant storage hardware, reducing CPU and memory use and storage fabric bandwidth consumption. Processing power is then redistributed to other tasks, enabling the platform to do more with less. VMware vCenter Server enables centralized management of vSphere virtual infrastructure, so that IT administrators can ensure security and availability, simplify day-to-day tasks, and reduce the complexity of managing a virtual infrastructure.

WHIPTAIL's Open API also gets updated with this release, and enables customers to leverage enhanced functionality from remote applications, and technical users to manage WHIPTAIL arrays from other management software.

Feller added: "Our customers know what our storage arrays can do, but the new RACERUNNER adds real value and adds real flexibility to the data center. This is far more than your basic storage OS; it gives users the freedom to move data where they want it, when they want it, with near-undetectable latency, and that's got to be the holy grail for any modern business."

RACERUNNER 4.1.1 will be available to ACCELA and INVICTA customers in early November. For more information about RACERUNNER 4.1.1, please visit

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