Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Introducing SimplStor

Our customers convinced us there was an opportunity for a simple reliable storage solution. The last two years have been hard on everyone's budget, and a number of our customers asked if we had a less expensive storage solution than their current systems. We were also hearing from clients that were building out very large secondary storage pools, and they told us they simply couldn't afford the large array vendors' hardware, and more important, software and support costs. We talked to clients for over 8 months, taking their suggestions back to our engineering staff. From there we went back to our customers to make sure we understood their opinions on what was important and to ask them what they would pay for the product. We found that the sweet spot for this storage solution was between 50 cents and 75 cents a GB with raw capacity of 24TB to 100TB.

Once we had all the data, our engineers went to work to design a product that would be reliable and provide the customers with the alert and monitoring notifications that they are used to from the big array companies. We built a number of prototype units for customers to test. From these evaluations we made improvements to better align our storage solution to their requirements. At every step we learned something new, which we passed back to our customers for opinions and feedback.

SimplStor
meets the needs of many customers for low cost storage while providing the hardware support and life-cycle they have learned to expect from the big iron guys. And our SimplSupport provides customers the notifications they need to simplify monitoring and maintenance. One of our evaluators summarized the product as follows:

"Zerowait’s new SimplStor gives me tier 1 storage and support at tier 3 pricing – finally someone got it right." Eff Norwood - Storage Architect

If you are interested in affordable enterprise storage please give us call. Phone 302 996 9408 - toll free 888.811.0808

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