Starboard Storage Systems Teams with VMware to Bring Optimized Hybrid Storage Solutions to Virtualized Environments

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Highly scalable storage infrastructure that consolidates modern application workloads in virtual environments — Starboard Storage Systems™, the leader in hybrid storage for modern application workloads, today announced that its SSD hybrid architecture supports VMware vSphere® 5 and VMware vCloud® infrastructures. VMware and Starboard Storage AC Series combined offer improved performance, rapid user provisioning and scalability in multi-protocol environments, resulting in an ideal platform to support Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) VM initiatives.

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With the rapid expansion of application data, enabling management simplicity and performance is of utmost importance. The Starboard Storage AC Series™ will deliver on this in VMware vSphere® and VMware vCloud® infrastructure environments.

Starboard Storage Systems™, the leader in hybrid storage for modern application workloads, today announced that its SSD hybrid architecture supports VMware vSphere® 5 and VMware vCloud® infrastructures. VMware and Starboard Storage AC Series combined offer improved performance, rapid user provisioning and scalability in multi-protocol environments, resulting in an ideal platform to support Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) VM initiatives.

Storage performance is always a critical component in a virtual infrastructure. The ability to quickly access VMs as well as the data and applications stored in them is crucial in a virtualized environment.

“Starboard Storage’s architecture combines flash and disk to provide increased performance for customers,” said Parag Patel, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware. “With the rapid expansion of application data, enabling management simplicity and performance is of utmost importance. The Starboard Storage AC Series™ will deliver on this in VMware vSphere® and VMware vCloud® infrastructure environments.”

The Starboard Storage AC Series™ is hybrid storage designed to provide solid state performance for active data, while keeping data at rest stored on cost-effective hard disks. The AC Series dramatically simplifies managing modern application workload environments which include virtualized data. Starboard eliminates SME customer pain points with its Mixed Application Storage Tiering (MAST™) architecture. The MAST architecture is built from the ground up and features SSD acceleration tiering and dynamic storage pooling with simplified provisioning and management through Starboard Storage Apps™.

Certified for VMware vSphere 5, the Starboard Storage AC Series is ideal for storage consolidation supporting multiple protocols, including NFS, CIFS, iSCSI and Fibre Channel, and enabling ease of management for mixed workload environments. The AC Series’ capacity can be expanded on-the-fly up to 576TBs with automatic load balancing across new drives as they are added. Drive speeds and capacities can be mixed and matched within Starboard Storage AC Series.

“Supporting a high number of users in virtualized environments requires a unique combination of performance, capacity and price that is sometimes difficult to provide,” said Karl Chen, chief marketing officer at Starboard Storage Systems. “The Starboard Storage AC Series uniquely addresses this by using solid state for performance for the 5% active data in combination with affordable hard disks for the 95% data at rest, providing customers with fast, highly scalable storage.”

For more information on Starboard Storage please contact Starboard Storage sales at sales(at)starboardstorage(dot)com    

About Starboard Storage Systems:
Starboard Storage tackles the toughest storage problem facing Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) IT administrators today — managing today’s application workloads that include unstructured, virtualized and structured data. Starboard Storage AC Series delivers on the promise of sophisticated yet easy-to-manage hybrid storage for multiple application workload environments. Starboard’s Dynamic Storage Pool™ and SSD Accelerator Tier™ deliver industry leading performance for less. For more information, please visit http://www.starboardstorage.com Follow @Starboardstorag on Twitter: http://twitter.com/starboardstorag.

VMware, VMware vCloud and VMware vSphere are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

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