SANTA CLARA, California, September 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- New solution is cost-efficient, power-efficient, provides greater performance and increases reliability
Amplidata, an innovator in unbreakable, low power object storage technology, demonstrates the Cloud Builders reference architecture of its next generation AmpliStor system that leverages Intel's Xeon™ processor technology at Intel Development Forum.
Data storage solutions have come to an impasse. The demand trajectory to store enormous amounts of data continues to rise, but growth remains hindered by the technical limitations of current solutions that store multiple data copies or deploy RAID to protect against disk failures. New solutions are needed to counter the existing problems with operating costs, power consumption and data loss. Amplidata addresses these issues in AmpliStor a durable and reliable storage platform that features industry-leading erasure coding technology to exceed customer durability requirements.
Amplidata's AmpliStor, solves the critical reliability and data integrity issues that RAID is known for on multi-terabyte disk drives. The technology is unbreakable and is in excess of 100,000 times more reliable than existing RAID-based solutions, essentially eliminating the chance of data loss. The new Amplidata solution will provide even greater performance and increase the reliability without compromising the cost per TB.
As a member of the Intel Cloud Builders ecosystem, the Xeon™ optimized AmpliStor reference architecture is a clear demonstration of a converged storage platform. The scalar storage architecture reaps the benefits of Intel's high-performance processors and provides customized, enterprise-class data durability while minimizing power consumption. The platform scales from a few nodes to multiple datacenters by simply adding storage nodes, to offer private or public cloud storage services across the enterprise WAN or the internet. AmpliStor provides high throughput and parallel data access powered by Intel Xeon processors while improving storage efficiencies and halving power consumption, as it requires fewer drives.
"This reference implementation combines Amplidata's leading-edge BitSpread technology with Intel's Xeon™ processors with storage optimization features into a single solution that will eliminate issues facing massive-scale storage for the cloud in one fell swoop," said Wim De Wispelaere, CEO of Amplidata. "As storage needs become more complex and dynamic, we need to stay ahead of our customers' needs and provide the highest-quality, best-performing, lowest-cost storage solutions possible. Our capabilities paired with Intel's lightning-fast and power optimized processors provide customers with an unbeatable storage option."
Amplidata was founded in 2008 with a team of storage veterans who developed an Optimized Object Storage (OOS) system specifically for unstructured data. The solution, called AmpliStor, provides "Ten 9's" of storage durability, high-performance and power efficiency at the lowest possible cost of ownership. AmpliStor scales to Petabytes and beyond, and requires 50-70% less storage capacity to protect data compared to alternative solutions. Amplidata has its operational and R&D headquarters in Lochristi, Belgium, with US operations based in Redwood City, CA.