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Esotera Secure Storage Solutions, St. John’s, NL, Canada has released its Esotera suite of distributed storage products. Founded in 2004, Esotera has developed and launched a solution that builds upon the Cloud to produce a superior storage function. New Cloud Venture! Esotera is a Cloud venture we have been helping position for the next main phase of their growth. Based in St Johns, Newfoundland, they are a shining example of how it's possible to create $ billion global innovations from anywhere, you don't have to be in Silicon Valley or even in a large city. We're also putting a spotlight on them as part of our focus on the development of the Canadian Cloud industry. Our goal is to use this forum to create a cluster to further accelerate this. InfiniDrive Cloud Storage In a nutshell the go-to-market strategy for the product is to engage through web hosting and te... (more)

Amplidata: The Shape of Cloud Start-Ups to Come?

I had expected the Cloud hype to start slowing down for a while now. I have always strongly believed in the paradigm shift that came with Cloud Computing (self-provisioning, pay-per-use, hardware abstraction, etc.) but the popularity was just too much. Recipe for a hype? Take a big bowl of economic recession, add a spoonful of promising technology, some VC’s who have lost it and let it boil slowly. Serve warm with some new social media and some early critics. Nothing indicates, however, that “Cloud” is slowing down. While we all know that getting VC money is even harder today than what Guy Kawasaki said 5 years back (it is smaller than the chance of getting struck by lightning “while standing at the bottom of your swimming pool on  a bright sunny day”), we see plenty of new startup companies entering the market. True, starting a business is a far better alternative... (more)

Storage Wars Move to Cloud Computing

An overall shift towards cloud computing has ramped up the demand for offsite data storage centers. The growing demand for data storage has predictably brought lots of competition as well. Larger storage companies have simply found acquisitions to be a more viable way to deal with the uptick in competition. According to the Bedford Report, earnings season was not kind to key players in the Data Storage industry following a string of disappointing quarterly reports. Seagate said last month that its net income fell to $150 million, or 31 cents per share, in its fiscal second quarter. The results missed analyst estimates looking for earnings of 33 cents a share and were down sharply from $533 million, or $1.03 per share, in the same period a year earlier. As a result, companies are increasingly looking to cloud computing environments in order to accelerate value in b... (more)

Cloud Storage Pioneer Amplidata Closes €2.5 Million Series A Funding

Cloud Expo Europe €550 Savings here! Cloud Expo West $800 Savings here! Belgium-based Amplidata, an innovator in next-generation distributed storage technology for public and private clouds, announced today that it has successfully closed a first round of institutional funding, totaling €2.5M, with Big Bang Ventures. Amplidata provides unbreakable storage technology that is ten thousand times more reliable than current RAID based technologies, requires three times less storage and power and is thereby five times less expensive than current storage solutions. The Amplidata Distributed Storage System fundamentally changes the way how data is stored. The company’s patent pending BitSpread encoding technology offers the scalability and ease-of-use of a next generation RAIN grid, creating a 10,000 times more reliable alternative to RAID. Through more efficient usage of p... (more)

EMC Technology Breakthrough Enables Virtual Storage Over Distance for Unprecedented Business Agility

BOSTON, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- (EMC World) EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today unveiled groundbreaking new technology that significantly advances Virtual Storage and will enable dramatic new models of computing. Virtual Storage is a key component of a private cloud - an information technology (IT) infrastructure that lowers costs, improves quality of service and is more agile. New EMC® VPLEX® technology is a radically new and better approach to data access and mobility, changing distance from a barrier that must be overcome to an asset that can be exploited. It will ultimately allow organizations to non-disruptively move thousands of virtual machines and petabytes of information over thousands of miles, schedule daily batch processes in locations with lower energy costs, easily shift IT operations out of th... (more)

Amplidata Win Best Cloud Storage Solution at the Cloud Computing World Series Awards

Lochristi, Belgium, July 10, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Amplidata have been named the "Best Cloud Storage Solution" at the Cloud Computing World Series Awards 2010 Amplidata, an innovator in next-generation distributed storage technology for public and private clouds, announced today that the Cloud Computing World Forum has awarded them the 2010 award for Best Cloud Storage Solution. The prestigious Cloud Computing World Series Award was presented to Amplidata at the Cloud Computing World Forum 2010 award event held at the Olympia Conference Centre in London, England. “Cloud Computing World Forum recognizes our unique approach to replace RAID as the main technology for high-available and power-efficient storage systems” said Wim De Wispelaere, CEO Amplidata. “Disks nowadays have capacities of a TerraByte or more and on-line data is required to be always avail... (more)

Cleversafe annonce le programme Dispersed Storage Provider Foundation Partner Program

CHICAGO, February 20 /PRNewswire/ -- - Les principaux fournisseurs d'hébergement se rassemblent pour créer un Storage Internet mondial de test Cleversafe, Inc., sponsor open source et principal développeur du premier logiciel Dispersed Storage(TM) au monde, a annoncé aujourd'hui l'inauguration du programme Cleversafe Dispersed Storage Provider (DSP) Foundation Partner Program, destiné à rassembler de nombreux fournisseurs d'hébergement et d'accès afin de créer un Storage Internet(TM) mondial de test. Bien qu'il ne soit pas destiné à une utilisation commerciale, ce réseau de test est une étape vers la mise sur le marché de services Dispersed Storage commerciaux. Les membres de Cleversafe DSP Foundation Partner Program contribueront sous forme de serveurs de stockage et de bande passante à la constitution du réseau de test de fournisseurs Dispersed Storage à travers ... (more)

EMC's Cloudware: Maui erupts with Atmos

Chris is also brandishing a Atmos GUI management interface but I'll wait for a better screenshot. I snatched a better one from StorageZilla: Maui is policy-driven software for placing and protecting data objects. The product is simple in conception and aimed at providing vast petabyte levels of storage for cloud storage and service providers, web 2.0 companies and others needing to have a globally distributed storage resource without the complexity, EMC says, of today's SANs and NAS systems. There is no RAID, only objects and copies of objects and metadata stored on Hulk (Infiniflex 10000) arrays which have highly intelligent X86 controllers running the Atmos software and looking after dumb SATA JBODS (Just a Bunch Of Disks) connected via SAS links. Atmos stores unstructured information as objects in a global object namespace, and can scale to store billions of them... (more)

Amplidata Opens US Headquarters in Redwood City and Installs US Management Team

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Amplidata announces it has opened its US headquarters in Redwood City. The office will be the home base for the US sales, product management and support teams headed by VP Business Development Craig Stevens and VP Products Paul Speciale. Amplidata's engineering teams and EMEA sales will remain in the European Headquarters in Belgium and across its offices in Germany, Egypt and India. With the opening of the US Headquarters, Amplidata strengthens its position in the US market. The local sales team will target key customers with specific needs for large-scale, highly reliable distributed storage. The team will also pursue collaborations with strategic partners. Amplidata provides unbreakable storage technology that is ten thousand times more reliable than current RAID based technologies. AmpliStor requires 50-70%... (more)

Amplidata Opens US Headquarter in Redwood City and Installs US Management Team

Redwood City, CA, November 10, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Amplidata announces it has opened its US Headquarters in Redwood City. The office will be the home base for the US sales, product management and support teams headed by VP Business Development Craig Stevens and VP Products Paul Speciale. Amplidata’s engineering teams and EMEA sales will remain in the European Headquarters in Belgium and across its offices in Germany, Egypt and India. With the opening of the US headquarters, Amplidata strengthens its position in the US market. The local sales team will target key customers with specific needs for large-scale, highly reliable distributed storage. The team will also pursue collaborations with strategic partners. Amplidata provides unbreakable storage technology that is ten thousand times more reliable than current RAID based technologies. AmpliStor requires 50-70% le... (more)

Amplidata Closes Euro 2.5 Million Series A Funding

Lochristi, Belgium, May 27, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Amplidata, an innovator in next-generation distributed storage technology for public and private clouds, announced today that it has successfully closed a first round of institutional funding, totaling euro 2.5M, with Big Bang Ventures. Belgium-based Amplidata provides unbreakable storage technology that is ten thousand times more reliable than current RAID based technologies, requires three times less storage and power and is thereby five times less expensive than current storage solutions (according to internal benchmarks). The Amplidata Distributed Storage System fundamentally changes the way how data is stored. The company’s patent pending BitSpread encoding technology offers the scalability and ease-of-use of a next generation RAIN grid, creating a 10,000 times more reliable alternative to RAID (according to i... (more)