SOURCE: Xiotech


April 06, 2011 09:00 ET

Xiotech Powers Caronet Cloud

ISE Fuels Company's Evolution to Infrastructure as a Service Provider

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO--(Marketwire - April 6, 2011) - Xiotech Corporation, the ISE Company, today announced that Caronet is leveraging its ISE storage blades to introduce a new Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) product, Carocloud. This enables Caronet to capitalize on cloud computing for both technological and competitive business advantage.

Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Caronet operates four state-of-the-art, high-performance data centers -- some of the largest in the Southeastern United States. Serving organizations of all sizes, the company sought to expand their service offerings. From its managed services, co-location and hosting heritage, Caronet now offers customers "Carocloud" -- enterprise cloud services, to optimize flexibility and competitiveness in a challenging economic climate.

To drive this transformation, Caronet selected Xiotech's ISE storage blades. An ideal building block for cloud storage, ISE delivered the scalability, performance and reliability Caronet demanded. Notably, ISE's 100 percent usable capacity, efficiencies in power and cooling, small physical footprint, and unmatched reliability combined to offer significant reductions in both capital and operational expenses.

Unlike legacy storage systems, with fundamental design limitations that severely impacted Caronet's ability to scale, the ISE architecture allowed for the creation of a decentralized SAN. This enables Caronet to deliver enterprise-class SLAs to its cloud customers immediately. Additionally, since ISE is optimized for virtualized environments, Xiotech was a natural fit as the storage foundation for Carocloud.

"Since our inception as a dial-up provider in the mid-1990s, Caronet has nimbly adapted to address the ever-changing demands of an evolving customer base in a dynamic business environment," said Paul Peeler, Technology Director at Caronet. "Xiotech's performance capacity, scalability and reliability enable us to provision and charge for storage as a utility -- IOPS on-demand -- only when our customers need and use it. That strongly positions Carocloud in the enterprise cloud computing space. Xiotech is not just our technology vendor, but a strategic business partner. We look forward to evolving the relationship as we continue progressing through this next logical phase of our business."

"Xiotech understands that our total value translates into Caronet's compelling cost savings to its customers," said Brian Reagan, CMO at Xiotech. "That balance of performance, reliability and capacity is extremely difficult for traditional storage vendors to match. We are delighted to be working closely with Caronet as they continue their evolution into an enterprise-class IaaS provider."

About ISE Storage Blades
Representing a new way to acquire and scale storage, ISE (Intelligent Storage Element) is a revolutionary, high-performance, power-efficient 3U storage blade that can be deployed anywhere in the physical or virtual data center. Based on Xiotech's patented storage innovations, ISE storage blades set new standards for data storage performance, reliability, scalability and value. Featuring a "zero-touch" design, ISE storage blades are backed by an unprecedented 5-year hardware warranty.

About Caronet
Caronet specializes in Co-location, Dedicated Servers and Management Services, and Cloud Services in its private facilities. The company owns and operates four state-of-the-art data centers in Charlotte, North Carolina, offering complete redundancy in power, HVAC, fire suppression, network connectivity, and security. With more than 25,000 square feet between the four centers, Caronet has an offering to fit any need. And with over 50 Gbps of dedicated bandwidth, Caronet is one of the largest data centers in Southeastern United States. For more information, please visit

About Xiotech, The ISE Company
Xiotech, the ISE Company, is the world's leading provider of high-performance storage blades, purpose built for today's cloud and virtual desktop-to-data center initiatives. With more than 1,200 customers across all major industries, including 28 of the Fortune 50, ISE delivers storage that scales from the mid-market to the largest enterprise and government organization. The company's patented storage blades provide the industry's best combination of performance, capacity and scale, filling the ever-widening gap between performance-limited traditional storage arrays and capacity-limited emerging memory solutions. The company is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado with an engineering and development center in Hyderabad, India. Field sales and system support teams are located in many other cities across the United States and United Kingdom. Visit Xiotech at, or follow us on Twitter @xiotech.

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