Assurance Storage and Fujitsu Announce the SAN Velocity powered by Fujitsu Private Cloud Appliance

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The SAN Velocity powered by Fujitsu solid state appliance significantly accelerates OLTP, Database, VDI and cloud applications.

Assurance Storage (http://www.assurancestorage.com), the leading provider of Storage Software for high performance autonomic tiered storage for data-intensive applications, and Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. (FFNA), a leader in innovative technology and front-end solutions, today announces the general availability of the newest NuVola Private Cloud Platform Solution Appliance - SAN Velocity powered by Fujitsu, which also utilizes OCZ enterprise class Deneva 2 solid state drives.

The SAN Velocity powered by Fujitsu appliance combines Assurance Storage’s ApplicationSmartTM with Fujitsu’s legendary server hardware. This much anticipated device brings significant benefits of intelligent, autonomic data cache and tier management used to optimize the performance of I/O intensive applications.

Customers using the SAN Velocity Appliance gain the benefits of aligning the value of data with the value of Solid State Storage and Assurance Storage’s ApplicationSmart software, to improve performance for a variety of business critical applications such as:

  •     Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) increases precision and access speed
  •     Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) provides real-time data updates
  •     Database Management Systems such as Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server
  •     Metadata Management for large content repositories
  •     Cache Management Engine for NAS / SAN storage

The SAN Velocity Appliance with ApplicationSmart introduces a new, adaptive architecture that dynamically manages data stores to boost application performance and eliminate the limitations of using SSD and PCIe architectures for OLTP, database applications and storage cache management. ApplicationSmart takes the guesswork of managing data cache and metadata through autonomic intelligence frequency based algorithms adding much needed precision to data access.

“The Assurance ApplicationSmart software provides the ability to utilize FLASH technologies in tera-scale for, fast access of the most frequently read data,” said Steve Visconti, President and CEO at Assurance. “With a solution this precise, automated and scalable offers for the first time the ability to design flexible storage architectures better utilizing new technologies such as PCIe NAND Flash and SSD as an effective Solid State Storage tier.”

"The introduction of the SAN Velocity powered by Fujitsu appliance gives our customers a self-optimizing, solid state storage solution that immediately improves application performance in the customer’s SAN” said Vic Herring, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, FFNA. “What this means is customers can easily upgrade their outdated storage caching methods of most frequently and recently used blocks to a fully automated, high precision solid state storage appliance purpose built for large enterprise and cloud environments.”

“We are excited to partner with both Assurance Storage and Fujitsu to deploy our Deneva 2 solid state drives in their new private cloud appliance,” said Alex Mei, CMO of OCZ Technology. “As more and more businesses face the ever increasing challenges associated with managing and processing massive amounts of data our SSD technology is the ideal fit for this exciting tiered storage solution which addresses database and cloud applications head on.”

About Fujitsu Frontech North America, Inc.
Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. brings innovative technology from Japan and, with its partners, develops powerful front-end solutions that shape how society interacts with big data. Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. is headquartered with operations and solution development at 27121 Towne Centre Drive #100, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610. For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686 or visit us at: http://www.fujitsufrontechna.com

About OCZ Technology Group, Inc.
Founded in 2002, San Jose, CA-based OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (OCZ) is a leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of high performance and reliable Solid-State Drives (SSDs) and premium computer components. OCZ has built on its expertise in high-speed memory to become a leader in the enterprise and consumer SSD markets, a technology that competes with traditional rotating magnetic hard disk drives (HDDs). SSDs are faster, more reliable, generate less heat and use significantly less power than the HDDs used in the majority of computers today. In addition to SSD technology, OCZ also offers high performance components for computing devices and systems, including enterprise-class power management products as well as leading-edge computer gaming solutions. For more information, please visit: http://www.ocztechnology.com.

About Assurance Storage
Assurance Storage is revolutionizing the data management and storage markets by challenging the traditional thinking on how to optimize storage. Assurance’s autonomic tiered storage software architecture solves the productivity challenges created by the need to overcome the physical limitations of traditional disk I/O systems. Its unique, high performance solutions combine autonomic software, high density spinning disk and tightly integrated SSD technology to deliver unparalleled performance density, scalability, and management, at the industry’s lowest operational costs.

For more information, visit http://www.AssuranceStorage.com.

Media Contacts:

Assurance Storage
Dave Powell
1 (720) 287-8333
dpowell(at)AssuranceStorage(dot)com

Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc.
William Geoghegan
1 (949) 855-5543
ffna.pr(at)us.fujitsu(dot)com

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