CloudArrayâ„¢ Software Now Available as Affordable, Easy-to-Deploy, Pre-Configured Physical Appliance

NATICK, Mass., Sept. 27, 2010 –/PRNewswire/– TwinStrata, Inc., a pioneer in Cloud Storage data protection solutions, today announced that its CloudArrayâ„¢ software is now available as an appliance. The company’s new SAN appliance offers all the features and benefits of its CloudArray software in a pre-configured, performance-optimized package that can be quickly and easily installed in any data center or colocation facility.

The CloudArray SAN appliance joins the CloudArray virtual appliance to enable the first family of cloud storage data protection products that provide software, hardware or mixed deployments both on-premise and in the cloud. CloudArray is an enterprise-class data protection solution that enables organizations to create affordable and secure data protection and disaster recovery plans that include online remote storage for backups, archives and critical business data. In the event of a disruption or outage, the data can be restored on-site, off-site, or in the cloud. CloudArray seamlessly integrates existing applications to the storage cloud while providing secure, anywhere, anytime application accessibility.

The CloudArray SAN Appliance is packaged in a 2U rack mountable enclosure and is available in two configurations. Model 1 is equipped with 8TB raw/6TB of configured RAID 5 storage for local copies and cache, along with two 1Gigabit Ethernet ports. Model 2 can be configured with 16TB raw/12TB of Raid 6 storage, as well as either four 1Gigabit Ethernet ports or two 1Gigabit Ethernet ports and one 10Gigabit Ethernet port.

Key features and benefits of the CloudArray appliance include:

Simple Installation and Setup: The CloudArray SAN appliance is fully pre-configured, and simple to deploy and use.

Seamless Integration with Applications, Physical and Virtual Servers: CloudArray enables businesses to seamlessly and securely integrate existing business applications to cloud storage without any changes to applications or programming of cloud provider APIs. CloudArray supports applications running on both physical and virtual servers.

Flexible Storage Configurations: CloudArray volume policies for caching and replication allow data to be cached locally for quick access and replicated to cloud storage for high availability. CloudArray provides zero-footprint data snapshot services in the cloud for point-in-time copies for rollback, test and development, data analytics and for other applications. CloudArray volumes can be configured to be partially cached or up to 100% cached, depending upon the application. The latter option allows for consistent copies of volumes in two separate locations; local to the organization’s data center and in the cloud.

Data Availability and Security: For increased data protection and to ensure high data availability, the CloudArray SAN appliance offers data copy policies that replicate data across local storage and a variety of third party storage cloud providers. CloudArray also enables replication between service providers. CloudArray compresses and encrypts data prior to transporting it to public cloud storage to ensure data security and privacy. CloudArray leverages the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), adopted by the U.S. government and also used to secure top secret information.

Affordability: The CloudArray SAN appliance is priced starting at $14,995.

“TwinStrata’s introduction of a physical appliance makes it easier than ever for service providers to rapidly deliver robust cloud storage services to their customers,” said Steve Lesem, president and CEO of Mezeo Software. “With the addition of a fully integrated appliance to the CloudArray product family, our Mezeo Ready Premier Hosting Providers will have the option to deploy a simple plug and play multi-site backup and disaster recovery solution that works in their existing environments with absolutely no rip-and-replace of software required.”

“Our goal is to deliver groundbreaking solutions for organizations seeking to back up, store and protect their data on and off-site,” said Nicos Vekiarides, CEO of TwinStrata. “Our new SAN appliance simplifies the deployment of what has been a cumbersome and, in some cases, unattainable multi-site data protection solution at a substantial cost savings over other off-site storage alternatives.”

About TwinStrata, Inc.
TwinStrata provides enterprise-class data protection solutions that are simple, affordable, and secure. These solutions leverage the scalability and efficiency of cloud storage while maintaining the availability, performance and security of local storage. The company’s CloudArrayâ„¢ software provides a substantial cost savings over traditional off-site storage solutions, with a pay-as-you-go growth model, unlimited elastic capacity, local performance, in-cloud snapshots, AES 256 bit encryption, and on-site, off-site, or in-the-cloud access to data. For more information about TwinStrata and CloudArray software, visit

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