SoftLayer Launches QuantaStor Storage Servers

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DAILYHOSTNEWS, October 19, 2011 – SoftLayer Technologies yesterday announced a partnership with OS Nexus and the launch of QuantaStor Storage Servers. The offering provides dedicated mass storage appliances with exceptional cost-effectiveness, control, and scalability. It is ideal for a range of high performance storage solutions.

The price of QuantaStor Mass Storage Servers starts at $1,039/month for up to 12 drives and $1,139/month for up to 24 drives.

QuantaStor Storage Servers offer the OS NEXUS QuantaStor Storage Appliance OS, the industry’s first virtual storage solution designed for global manageability, on SoftLayer Mass Storage dedicated servers. These capabilities make it ideally suited for a broad set of applications including VM application deployments, virtual desktops, as well as web and application servers.

“When you need massive storage, having the right amount is just one part of the equation,” said Nathan Day, Chief Scientist for SoftLayer. “The more storage you have, the more you need location independence, global access, and robust tools to manage it. The QuantaStor Storage Server provides the perfect combination of performance economics, scalability and manageability that our customers deserve.”

“Data storage requirements will grow 4400% over 9 years according to IDC, and budgets are tight,” said Steven Umbehocker, CEO and Founder of OS NEXUS. “The use of virtual machine technology has driven down application deployment costs. We are thrilled to partner with SoftLayer, the leader in cloud infrastructure services, to deliver the same economics for storage.”

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Additional features of the solution include: hard Disk or Solid State Drive support, Powerful storage management through an easy interface, iSCSI support for 1GbE and 10GbE Client support for Windows XP, 7, 2003 Server, 2008 Server; VMware ESX/ESXi; Windows Hyper-V; Macintosh OS X; XenServer 5.x; and Linux (all major distributions, open-iSCSI, and hardware initiators), NFSv3 and NFSv4 support and thin Provisioning/Over Provisioning to allocate volumes without having to dedicate storage until needed.

OS NEXUS develops next-generation storage management technologies to meet the needs of cloud computing and virtualized environments. The company’s flagship product, QuantaStor, is a storage appliance OS built from the ground up to be easy to use, low cost, and scalable.

About SoftLayer Technologies
Headquartered in Dallas, SoftLayer is the innovation leader in cloud, dedicated, and managed hosting, and the largest private hosting company in the world. SoftLayer provides cloud, dedicated, and seamlessly integrated computing environments.

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