News | March 19, 2012

TwinStrata Launches A Free 1-Terabyte Storage Gateway For Google Cloud Storage Users

TwinStrata CloudArray storage gateway makes Google Cloud Storage as fast, easy and secure to use as local storage for applications behind the firewall

TwinStrata, Inc., a leading innovator of cloud-based data storage, backup and disaster recovery solutions, recently announced that it is offering customers fast and flexible access to data stored on Google Cloud Storage via the TwinStrata CloudArray storage gateway. TwinStrata has also released a free CloudArray virtual appliance capable of handling up to one-terabyte of data (and expandable to 50 petabytes), available for download at www.twinstrata.com/google-cloud-storage. This extends TwinStrata's industry-leading compatibility with cloud storage providers to best meet customers' budget and service-level requirements.

Google Cloud Storage is a service for storing and accessing vast amounts of business data on Google's advanced storage infrastructure. By using CloudArray in conjunction with Google's Cloud Storage offerings, customers gain immediate access to enterprise-class cloud storage to accommodate data growth on demand, or to meet archiving, data protection and disaster recovery needs, while paying only for the storage they actually consume.

"Google customers have come to expect a variety of services and applications that help make their lives easier and Google Cloud Storage is no different," said Martin Buhr, head of technology partnerships for Google's cloud infrastructure offerings "Using our service in combination with the TwinStrata CloudArray iSCSI storage gateway allows businesses to easily and inexpensively expand their storage capacity and make it accessible to users, applications, backup software and other systems in a way that makes it feel like the storage is on site."

TwinStrata CloudArray leverages Google Cloud Storage features such as scalability, flexible security and sharing, fast data access, and reliable storage and networking to help companies escape the maintenance costs and data center overhead associated with traditional data storage and tape backups.

CloudArray seamlessly provides compelling multi-site data storage consolidation and disaster recovery solutions without the capital and administrative expense of traditional storage. The CloudArray iSCSI gateway inter-operates with numerous applications including the most popular backup and archiving solutions, features in-flight and at-rest encryption, and also provides compression and deduplication technology that reduces stored data volume, minimizing remote storage and bandwidth requirements.

"Google has pioneered the provision of cloud-based IT infrastructure and applications, and we're excited to support Google Cloud Storage," said Nicos Vekiarides, Chief Executive Officer at TwinStrata. "Our mutual customers can break the costly storage array life cycle by using TwinStrata CloudArray to thin-provision terabytes or even petabytes of Google Cloud Storage in minutes and connect it to their applications and data protection software for fast, safe and easy backup, storage tiering or capacity expansion."

CloudArray is available as a virtual or physical appliance from TwinStrata. A free, 1-terabyte version of the CloudArray virtual appliance software is available for immediate download to Google Cloud Storage users at http://www.twinstrata.com/google-cloud-storage. For a fee, the free 1TB CloudArray appliance can be expanded dynamically to manage up to 50 petabytes of data. For more information, visit www.twinstrata.com.

About TwinStrata, Inc.
TwinStrata is an innovator in enterprise-class data storage, data protection and disaster recovery/business continuity solutions using cloud storage. With TwinStrata CloudArray, companies of all sizes can simply and economically leverage the scalability and efficiency of cloud storage while maintaining the availability, performance and security of local storage. CloudArray software and hardware solutions support all file and operating systems, and deliver substantial advantages over traditional off-site storage solutions, including a pay-as-you-go model, unlimited elastic capacity, local performance, in-cloud snapshots and disaster recovery, dynamic caching, automated policies, AES256 encryption, and continuous access to data.

SOURCE: TwinStrata, Inc.

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