ONStor in strategic alliance with Fujitsu

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ONStor Inc., a leading provider of clustered NAS solutions for primary and value-tier storage for enterprises and content-rich organisations, has entered into a strategic alliance with Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation and has certified the Fujitsu ETERNUS4000 and ETERNUS8000 storage systems to efficiently operate with the ONStor Bobcat NAS gateway.

The alliance will provide medium and large enterprises with an energy-saving solution to consolidate storage and keep pace with the massive growth of unstructured and static data.  This relationship will offer increased sales coverage, lead generation activities, joint industry solutions, co-marketing activities and a strong commitment to technical training.  Under their reseller agreement, ONStor and Fujitsu can leverage each companys assets to offer a highly reliable alternative storage solution to what is currently available on the market today.
 
Many synergies exist between our two companies in terms of how we each help data centre managers deal with the uncontrollable growth of content, said Dave Egan, senior vice president, storage, Fujitsu Computer Systems. Our alliance with ONStor opens the door to business opportunities in new markets, enabling us to offer our resellers and enterprise customers a new, energy-efficient choice that addresses the demanding data availability, uptime, and performance requirements of todays data centres.
 
Eco-Friendly, Energy-Efficient Design

Fujitsu ETERNUS storage systems include redundant controllers, power supply units, fans, and batteries to provide long-term data protection. They also feature an Eco-mode with MAID (Massive Arrays of Idle Disks) technology, which reduces power consumption by stopping spindle rotation at scheduled times. The ETERNUS4000 has a maximum storage capacity of 210 terabytes. The ETERNUS8000 has a maximum storage capacity of 1.38 petabytes.  ONStor Clustered NAS gateways in conjunction with ETERNUS, offer data centres a highly scalable clustered storage system for storing and managing enterprise content and unstructured data.
 
With this new agreement, Fujitsu becomes our largest reseller in North America, which offers tremendous opportunity for widely expanded adoption of ONStors solutions, said Tom Gallivan, senior vice president, worldwide sales at ONStor.  Were committed to combining our resources with the large Fujitsu installed base of ETERNUS customers, resellers and distributors to make this a successful venture for both companies.
 
This move is positive for both ONStor and Fujitsu, as it offers additional opportunities to win business and collaborate on new product offerings, said Benjamin S. Woo, vice president, enterprise storage systems, IDC. IDC predicts tremendous growth in file-based storage to address the explosive content growth.  ONStors gateway combined with Fujitsu storage will offer data centres an energy-efficient, highly available solution that can scale to accommodate the anticipated massive data growth.

About ONStor Bobcat Clustered NAS

Designed with n-way clustering, support for open storage, file server virtualization, and advanced power management, ONStors award-winning Bobcat clustered NAS gateway solution delivers the simplest, most efficient content storage solution on the market today. ONStors file storage products offer up to 95 percent power savings compared to traditional direct-attached and networked storage environments. ONStors products are deployed in enterprise data centers in industries such as geo-spatial mapping, medical imaging, and oil/gas, and in Web 2.0 companies that produce data sets ranging from very large image files to large amounts of user files.

About ONStor

ONStor provides clustered NAS solutions for both primary and value-tier storage, focusing on enterprise data centers and content-rich organizations, and giving customers the ability to cost-effectively manage the accelerating growth of unstructured data. ONStors award-winning solutions deliver flexible data management, protection, and file server consolidation for a new generation of data-intensive applications through a combination of advanced technologies including virtualization and energy-efficient design.
 
Proven at customer sites worldwide, ONStors Pantera clustered NAS systems and Bobcat clustered NAS gateways offer the broadest choice of storage and enable customers to easily scale storage with a lower total cost of ownership (TCO). ONStor solutions are available through a global network of resellers and distribution partners.

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