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Demand For Simpler, Less Expensive Infrastructure For Remote Office Storage Drives Exponential Growth For Nasuni

NATICK, Mass., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nasuni(R), a provider of enterprise storage services to large, distributed organizations, today announced results from the first quarter of 2012. The company continued to see increasing demand for its storage services solution, which enables global enterprises to provide full read-write access to large shared storage volumes from remote offices.

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Nasuni's bookings grew by more than eight times in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011, and the amount of terabytes stored and shared through the Nasuni storage service grew by a factor of four.

"When we introduced multi-site access in the fall, global organizations finally had a simple, cost-effective way to give all of their remote offices full read-write access to shared storage," said Andres Rodriguez, CEO of Nasuni. "The enterprise recognized it as a real breakthrough, and their enthusiasm is reflected in…

Market Softening for Disk-Drive Makers

2011 was an eventful year for the Data Storage Devices Industry as major floods in Thailand disrupted the production and supply chain of disk-drives. The lack of supply drove disk-drive prices higher and as a result increased companies' profits. But recent comments by Western Digital have many investors believing disk-drive prices will drop back to pre-flood levels. Five Star Equities examines the outlook for companies in the Data Storage Devices Industry and provides equity research on EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) and Silicon Motion Technology Corp. (NASDAQ: SIMO).

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Thailand is home to a large portion of the world's production of disk drives, flooding in Thailand began in late July and continued through the rest of 2011. Many production facilities were destroyed in the floods, and as a result created a shortage in supply. Seagate was one…

Park Industries Transforms to Manage Growth Simply, Efficiently and Affordably with EMC VNXe Unified Storage ; Selects EMC VNXe over IBM; Saves $30,000 Annually in Power, Cooling and Storage Administrative Costs; Doubles System Performance; Increases Avai

HOPKINTON, Mass., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced that Park Industries, a stone- fabrication equipment company, selected EMC(R) VNXe(R) unified storage with VMware vSphere virtualization and cloud infrastructure technologies over IBM. VNXe has provided Park Industries with 100% availability, improved application performance and increased efficiency for its critical, fully virtualized applications, including Microsoft SQL Server and Exchange. VNXe has simplified Park Industries' storage administration, allowing its IT staff to transform itself from a support organization to one that focuses on enabling the company's business growth.

Customer Benefits:

Reduced Total Cost of Ownership--By displacing physical servers with virtual machines on VNXe, Park Industries saved $30,000 in OPEX annually by reducing power, cooling and storage administration costs.

Improved Performance--VNXe increased Park Industries' system performance by 100%, enabling mission-critical applications to run faster, such as Microsoft SQL.

Increased Availability--VNXe has delivered 100% availability for…

DCIG Reports That Gridstore Scale-Out Storage Addresses SMEs' "Bigger Data" Needs Without the Complexity and Cost of Clustered NAS

Gridstore(TM), the leader in grid-based, scale-out storage solutions, today announced that the leading analyst firm, DCIG, reports that Gridstore scale-out storage provides an answer to the "bigger data" needs of the mid-tier market, with the convenience and flexibility of enterprise scale-out NAS without the big scale-out cost.

"SMEs are asking, 'What scale-out storage systems will enable us to affordably address our bigger data problems?'" said Jerome Wendt, lead analyst, DCIG. "These organizations are finding an answer to their question in the form of the Gridstore scale-out storage platform. The Gridstore architecture provides the convenience and desirability of scale-out NAS by creating a virtual storage grid that eliminates the most costly components of scale-out clustered NAS solutions -- their controllers and complex clustering software."

The DCIG report identifies the primary reasons why scale-out NAS is typically so costly: redundant disk controllers and complex clustering software. In the report, Wendt goes on…

Nirvanix Raises Over $25M Series C Round Led by Khosla Ventures ; Khosla Ventures Invests in the Enterprise Cloud Storage Leader

SAN DIEGO, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nirvanix, Inc. today announced it has raised over $25M in a Series C funding round led by Khosla Ventures. Current Nirvanix investors Valhalla Partners, Intel Capital, Mission Ventures and Windward Ventures also participated in the round. The company plans to utilize the capital infusion to significantly expand its engineering organization and accelerate the delivery of innovative new cloud storage services while increasing its global footprint across sales and marketing. The new investment brings Nirvanix's total capital raised to $70M.

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Nirvanix is the leading cloud storage services provider for enterprises with massive amounts of large unstructured content files, and the only company offering fully managed services with usage-based pricing across public, hybrid and private cloud storage deployments. Specifically designed for millions of users, billions of files and exabytes of data, Nirvanix cloud storage is architected from the ground up for…

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