CloudByte Introduces Cloud Age Unified Storage Solution ElastiStor Appliance
The plug and play solution, a game-changing alternative to expensive legacy SAN, enables users to run multiple applications in a single storage with guaranteed storage performance.
CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CloudByte, the first provider of secure, multi-application storage for enterprise applications, announced the release of CloudByte ElastiStor Appliance (ESA), a complete self-managed storage solution. Developed in partnership with Dell, SanDisk, and Supermicro, ESA enables any size organization to break away from vendor lock-in and high expense of legacy storage approaches.
“Each application feels dedicated storage in the shared environment.”
“With ESA, we bring in the flexibility and economics of server virtualization into the storage world,” said Felix Xavier, Founder and CEO of CloudByte. “Each application feels dedicated storage in the shared environment.”
Designed to maximize rack space density, ESA delivers enterprise grade storage functionalities in only 2U of rack space.
- Spin out new Virtual Storage Machines (VSM) to run more applications
- Scale across data centers by adding more ElastiStor appliances
- Guaranteed storage performance delivered by each VSM
- Storage consolidation Run many applications into single storage platform
- No storage expertise Self-managed and self-provisioned
- Single console storage management Across data centers
“CloudByte is adding a fresh approach to hardware in addition to their unique software capabilities,” said Greg Schulz, Senior Advisory Analyst, StorageIO. “Their new appliances are expandable and can be easily combined into a storage grid, therefore overcoming both the capacity and geographical limitations of most storage approaches.”
Leveraging CloudByte’s storage architecture, ESA leverages flash drives for high-performance needs such as caching and either flash or disk drives for data storage. Up to four expansion chasses can also contain hybrid storage. “We are pleased to be working with CloudByte to incorporate SanDisk’s high performance enterprise-class SAS SSDs into their new cloud-based storage system,” said Steve Fingerhut, vice president of marketing, SanDisk Enterprise Storage Solutions. “The foundation of SAS SSDs from SanDisk enables CloudByte customers to safely deliver fast storage services more efficiently, while saving energy, floor space, and—ultimately—money.”
Models, pricing, and availability
Three appliance models of ESA have been designed to support a specified number of applications or Virtual Machines.
- ESA-A10: Storage for ten applications or Virtual Machines
- ESA-A50: Storage for fifty applications or Virtual Machines
- ESA-A100: Storage for one hundred applications or Virtual Machines
ESA-A10 pricing begins at $9,995. All models are immediately available from CloudByte and authorized resellers.
CloudByte is the first provider of secure, multi-application storage for enterprise applications run by both enterprises and service providers. Its patent-pending technology empowers organizations to spin out Virtual Storage Machines (VSMs) and to scale storage performance higher or lower on demand. Established in 2010 and managed by technology executives from companies such as NetApp, EMC, LSI, Cisco, Juniper, and Novell, CloudByte is headquartered in the Silicon Valley and has a development center in India. CloudByte is venture-backed by Fidelity Worldwide Investment, Nexus Venture Partners, and Kae Capital. For more information, visit www.cloudbyte.com or follow @cloudbyteinc. A version of CloudByte’s ElastiStor OS, that includes a free perpetual license for four terabytes of storage capacity, can be downloaded from the Free Trial page.