Bycast® Joins SNIA Cloud Storage Technical Work Group

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New cloud storage group to develop architectures and best practices.

Bycast has combined the industry's most time-tested and robust object storage system with innovative security, multi-tenancy, and chargeback capabilities to provide a cloud storage platform that enables any organization to deploy storage clouds and deliver storage-as-a-service

Bycast Inc., the leading provider of advanced storage virtualization software for large-scale digital archives, today announced that it has joined the new Cloud Storage Technical Work Group formed by the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). SNIA has created the Cloud Storage Technical Work Group (TWG) aimed at developing SNIA Architectures and best practices related to cloud storage technology.

The SNIA Cloud Storage TWG will be the primary technical entity for the Association to identify, develop and coordinate system standards and interfaces for cloud storage. The initial TWG charter includes the focus to produce a comprehensive set of specifications and to drive the consistency of interface standards across the various cloud storage related efforts.

"Cloud storage is a very hot topic within the IT community because of its potential to reduce IT costs and lessen complexity, while enabling unprecedented resources and services scalability to be accessed through global IT infrastructures and the Internet," said Wayne M. Adams, Chair of the SNIA. "By engaging the cloud storage community, which includes cloud storage vendors such as Bycast, we will harness their extensive domain expertise to develop a reference model for cloud storage that will aid in defining standards and best practices in this area."

Bycast StorageGRID® is an established platform that enables any organization to deliver public or private cloud storage services. StorageGRID customers include cloud storage providers, service providers, and IT departments delivering storage-as-a-service to their constituents. For more information on Bycast technology for cloud storage providers, visit http://www.bycast.com/products/solutions_csp.asp

"Bycast has combined the industry's most time-tested and robust object storage system with innovative security, multi-tenancy, and chargeback capabilities to provide a cloud storage platform that enables any organization to deploy storage clouds and deliver storage-as-a-service," says Dave Wong, Vice President of Product Development at Bycast. "We plan on sharing our experience, deploying hundreds of public and private clouds over the last six years, with the SNIA Cloud Storage TWG to help create standards and best practices to accelerate the adoption rate of cloud enabled services."

About Bycast: Bycast is the leading provider of storage virtualization software for large-scale digital archives. For organizations whose business depends on access to mission-critical data and images, Bycast protects and preserves digital assets over their lifetime. Bycast software enables organizations to optimize their storage infrastructure and ensure the integrity and availability of their valuable data. Bycast StorageGRID enables the formation of archives that can scale to petabytes of data across hundreds of sites. StorageGRID is sold globally through OEM relationships with two of the world's major storage vendors. It currently has hundreds of installations in over 18 countries worldwide. Bycast Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Vancouver, BC. To learn more about the company and its solutions, visit http://www.bycast.com.

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