This week I am in the UK working with a few customers around London and our office in Manchester. There is a lot of interest here in our SimplStor product as an alternative to NetApp and IBM N Series for secondary storage and Archiving. And that is not surprising considering this article:
" How Companies Are Managing The Data Tsunami
By KEVIN HARLIN, INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY Posted 02/25/2011 02:55 PM ET"
"It would have cost a company about $1.7 million last year to buy the hardware and equipment necessary to store 1 petabyte of data — roughly enough to store the entire collection of the Library Of Congress several times over.
That's not very expensive, really, to store 1 quadrillion bytes — a numeral 1, with 15 zeros after it.
The real challenge is managing that data deluge. That's sparking massive investor interest in the cloud computing and data storage space, as well as a slew of mergers and acquisitions."
A Petabyte of SimplStor including Single Namespace sells for under $350,000 with support and it fits in a single rack. And Zerowait SimplStor customers don't have the security issues related to cloud computing. It makes a great alternative to archiving.
What could your company do with a spare Million Dollars?