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RELDATA Is Positioned to Continue Significant Growth in Cloud Storage

Key Findings from Storage Strategies NOW Point to Increased Adoption and Deployment of Cloud Storage Services

RELDATA Inc. (www.RELDATA.com), the innovation leader in unified block and file storage solutions over iSCSI, announced today that new research from Storage Strategies NOW (SSG-NOW) confirms RELDATA is well positioned to continue its technology leadership and market growth in cloud storage. Storage Strategies NOW, a specialist storage analysis and research organization, recently released "Cloud Storage: Adoption, Practice and Deployment," a report co-sponsored by the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA).

The report defines cloud storage, outlines the explosive growth in cloud storage and details how small and enterprise-size businesses are adopting and deploying cloud storage services for backup, archive, email and bulk storage data. Also included in the report are the results of an IT Professionals Cloud Adoption Survey, co-sponsored by the Storage Networking Industry Association.

Key findings of the report and survey include:

  • More than 57 percent of respondents expect to adopt cloud storage;
  • They will store e-mail, front office application data and backup data in the cloud, in that order; and,
  • Standards are viewed as more important for public cloud implementations than private clouds.

"The report's key findings coincide with our experience of the market and customers' cloud needs over the past year," said Victor Walker, CEO, RELDATA. "We've seen very healthy sales growth of our Unified Storage Solutions, which enable IT organizations to control their storage resources by improving performance and reducing costs."

The report wrote that RELDATA's "9400 Series delivers the high performance and throughput required for hypervisor and cloud computing environments, all while maintaining a low total cost of ownership."

"RELDATA's Unified Storage Systems enable private, hybrid and business application cloud service providers, hosting eDiscovery or other similar applications, to deliver on their customers' expectations of affordable, flexible, and reliable on-demand storage," said Walker. "We applaud SNIA's CDMI (API) standards initiative. It is a solid step towards simplification, rapid application integration and delivery of our advanced storage features to cloud service providers who are dealing with and managing virtualized environments and multi-vender storage infrastructures."

About Storage Strategies NOW

Storage Strategies NOW (SSG-NOW) is an industry analyst firm that offers specialized analysis of the storage market for IT users, business and technology leaders. SSG-NOW focuses on the impact of storage solutions in today's evolving data center environment.

SSG-NOW, founded in 2007 by long-time storage observer Deni Connor, delivers market and industry opinion in a straightforward, simple and easy to understand manner.

The Cloud Storage report is available at http://www.ssg-now.com.

About RELDATA Products

RELDATA offers comprehensive unified storage (www.reldata.com/products) solutions that cost-effectively enable mid-size and distributed enterprises to consolidate, virtualize and protect data storage. Unlike proprietary siloed block and file-based products, the RELDATA unified storage solution has been built from the ground up based on an open, software-centric architecture that allows companies to improve the mobility and sharing of data between resources and users in a fluid and cost-effective manner and rapidly enhance disaster recovery and data availability service levels, while significantly reducing storage administration and licensing costs.

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RELDATA is the innovation leader in unified block and file storage solutions over iSCSI which cost-effectively enable mid-size and distributed enterprises to nondisruptively consolidate, virtualize and protect business data across multi-vendor platforms, providing highly scalable, cost-effective integrated storage, disaster recovery and high availability solutions. The RELDATA Unified Storage Engine (USETM) platform allows companies to integrate their existing storage infrastructure to minimize the functional compromise of siloed block and file solutions while reducing administration costs and data protection compliance risk, and preserve current storage investments at lower total costs. Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, RELDATA solutions are available through a global network of value added resellers. For more information, visit http://www.RELDATA.com.

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