ProphetStor Emerged from Stealth Mode and Announced Federator SDS
SAN JOSE, CA., November 4, 2013 — ProphetStor Data Services, Inc. (“ProphetStor”), a leader in Software-Defined Storage (SDS), today emerged from stealth mode and announced the release of ProphetStor Federator™, which brings unprecedented operational flexibility and cost savings to OpenStack Cloud Computing, Big Data Analytics, HPC, and day-to-day storage demanding applications.
Rapid data growth and longer retention times have increased the burden on data centers, sending IT departments scrambling to accommodate increasingly diversified storage demands from virtualization and big data analytics to regulation compliance (for example, data protection and archiving). Unplanned storage array acquisitions entail expensive migrations, and it only gets worse as budgets shrink. “Storage has to change to meet these challenges with higher efficiency and better agility,” says Eric Chen, CEO of ProphetStor.
ProphetStor Federator™ frees storage users from complex, expensive external SAN storage and fabric with its storage federation technology, which provides automatic Discovery, Pooling, Classification, Abstraction, and Provisioning. Along with its support of QoS through IOPS provisioning, standard SMI-S, CDMI, and vendor- specific APIs protocols, the solution makes hyper-scalability and enterprise-grade resilience simple and efficient while reducing storage costs greatly.
“ProphetStor Federator™ unifies data operations across block storage arrays, and supports iSCSI and FC protocols,” explained Eric Chen, CEO of ProphetStor. “ProphetStor Federator™ is the only answer on the market today to build a scale-out storage tier mixing legacy storage arrays with x86 commodity servers. Storage will become as inconspicuous as networks or servers. Our goal is to drive the total storage cost down and helps CIO’s meet corporate storage demand by bringing equality and freedom to their choices of storage solutions.”
With OpenStack adoption on the rise, ProphetStor joins the major players to provide a robust storage solution to the OpenStack community. ProphetStor Federator™ allows a cloud administrator to add, move, or remove storage servers and capacity on demand. It responds to any infrastructure change automatically and puts the control back to OpenStack users, while maintaining maximum performance.
Without waiting for budget cycles for buying new storage arrays, ProphetStor Federator™ adopts and repurposes legacy storage arrays, and/or commodity servers, to kick start OpenStack deployments. Its performance scales linearly with the number of storage servers and disks. Both new and existing data centers can take advantage of the simplicity of ProphetStor Federator™.
ProphetStor Federator™ can be managed from either OpenStack Horizon or REST API over HTTP. Initially available on Ubuntu, supports will extend to all the leading Linux distributions in the future; and it works agnostically with storage systems, regardless of type, model, or speed; — giving organizations complete freedom of choices in storage.
ProphetStor Federator™ targets to deploy in a variety of environments, including virtual desktop infrastructures, high-performance databases, and public or private clouds.
ProphetStor Federator™ demo is available immediately with official release in Q1, 2014. To see a demo, sign up for a trial, or purchase ProphetStor Federator™, go to http://www.prophetstor.com.
ProphetStor Data Services, Inc., a leader in Software-Defined Storage (SDS), provides federated storage and data services to enable both enterprises and cloud service providers to build an agile, automated, intelligent, and orchestrated storage infrastructure.
ProphetStor was founded in 2012 by seasoned storage experts with extensive experience in cloud computing platforms, software-based networked storage, data services, business continuity and disaster recovery.
Headquartered in Milpitas, California, ProphetStor has branch offices in Asia-Pacific regions to serve international customers. For more information, visit http://www.prophetstor.com.
ProphetStor Federator is a registered trademark of ProphetStor Data Services, Inc. in the US and other countries. All other company and product names contained herein may be trademarks of their respective holders.
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