SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--StorSimple, the leading provider of Enterprise Cloud Storage for Windows and VMware infrastructures, today announced that its StorSimple appliance was awarded the Grand Prize for Best of Show in the Product section at the 2011 Interop Tokyo show, held June 7-10. StorSimple’s Japanese partner and distributor, Macnica Networks Corporation, nominated StorSimple for the award. The Best of Show Award winners were selected from among the products and solutions exhibited by more than 300 companies. After a rigorous evaluation and voting process, the Grand Prize and Special Prize winners were selected by a panel of judges. The judges valued StorSimple for its:
- Product and cloud storage implementation
- Automatic Tiering technology
- Deduplication technology
- Data protection and Disaster Recovery
- Cloud Encryption technology
“The cloud and its application to data protection and disaster recovery are key issues for every Japanese enterprise today,” said Masanori Murakami director of Macnica Networks Corp. Cloud Business Department. “Integrating the cloud into on premise applications is now a simple, 10-minute process with StorSimple. This means every Japanese company and regional office has access to cost effective data protection and disaster recovery.
StorSimple’s enterprise cloud storage appliance dramatically reduces the cost and complexity of traditional data storage by combining a single on-premise appliance with cloud storage to offer tiered primary storage, automatic archiving, data protection and disaster recovery. The StorSimple 5010 and 7010 appliances are the only enterprise cloud storage appliances to pass VMware Ready certification and be certified for Windows Server 2008.
“Japan is a very demanding market that recognizes and values technical excellence. Receiving this award is a great honor and an acknowledgement of StorSimple as an industry leader both in the U.S. and now internationally,” said Ursheet Parikh, CEO of StorSimple. “This award is a reflection of our commitment to the Japanese market with our support for both global clouds such as Windows Azure and Amazon and local Japanese cloud vendors.”
For more information on StorSimple in Japan go to: http://www.macnica.net/storsimple/
The Interop Tokyo show attracts more than 140,000 industry influencers from all over the world and over 300 corporate exhibitors showcasing the latest in networking technology. The Best of Show “Grand Prix” award is given to the most innovative firms in 14 categories representing products, solutions, or services that change the landscape of information technology.
StorSimple is the leader in Enterprise Cloud Storage for Windows and VMware infrastructures. StorSimple has uniquely achieved the most stringent “Certified for Windows Server 2008” level of certification and also VMware Ready status. StorSimple is the Microsoft BizSpark Partner of the Year and a Silver award winner in Storage Magazine’s Products of the Year. StorSimple securely and transparently integrates the cloud into on-premises applications and offers a single appliance that delivers high-performance tiered storage, live archiving, cloud based data protection and disaster recovery, reducing cost by up to 90 percent compared to traditional enterprise storage. StorSimple is based in Silicon Valley and is funded by Ignition Partners, Index Ventures, Mayfield Fund, and Redpoint Ventures.