Yottabyte Releases Ystor 2.1, Delivers Software-Defined Storage for Less Than One Cent Per Gigabyte

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New Cloud Storage Platform Offers Convenience and Affordability for Businesses

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Yottabyte [provides] an all-in-one, streamlined solution that allows us to administer backups internally at a department level, and send long-term backup data to Yottabyte's cloud.

With the costs of data storage rising, administrators today must balance their needs against increasingly tighter budgets. Yottabyte yStor provides a solution. yStor offers software-based storage with unmatched scalability and ease of management. Today, Yottabyte® announced yStor 2.1, the most affordable enterprise storage platform on the market.

Yottabyte, the rising star in software-defined data storage, offers yStor 2.1 for as little as a fraction of a cent per Gigabyte a month. yStor is a cloud-aware software storage platform which enables businesses to build their own cloud environments. Underpinning yStor 2.1 is a powerful distributed file system, Yottabyte File System 2.1 (YBFS), and Yottabyte’s virtual SAN (vSAN) technology.

Yottabyte yStor 2.1 is designed for companies that want to build scalable private, public, or hybrid cloud infrastructures with data in multiple locations. YStor will also keep your data protected and synchronized. Large enterprise and mid-market businesses looking to build large data archives, distributed storage systems, or enterprise storage arrays that can be managed by an IT generalist should consider yStor.

Charles Custard, IT manager, information security management at Takata says about Yottabyte:
“Takata has nearly 30 production, R&D, and sales centers throughout North America, and it is essential that our terabytes of data are protected with regular backups that permit efficient restoration procedures for disaster recovery while enabling us to meet stringent automotive industry regulations,” he says. “Our previous vendors could not scale to meet our data needs. Yottabyte's managed hybrid cloud solution is based on vendor-neutral software-defined storage software; providing an all-in-one, streamlined solution that allows us to administer backups internally at a department level, and send long-term backup data to Yottabyte’s cloud which greatly eases the burden on our staff and resources.”

Creating a software-defined storage solution

Yottabyte yStor 2.1 operates entirely within a software construct. We separate the configuration from the physical resources. For example, with yStor 2.1 companies can quickly provision a virtual SAN (vSAN) or virtual NAS (vNAS) with commodity hardware through a web-based user interface. This avoids complex proprietary hardware setup and minimizes the time to deliver service. These infrastructures can be defined and optimized in the software for performance or capacity use.

Additionally, yStor makes implementation of enterprise storage functionality a routine matter of defining each data protection feature, capability or resource:

  •     Data Deduplication: Maximize capacity utilization
  •     Data Protection: Configure and schedule backup and restore operations in combination with snapshot and synchronization capabilities across the distributed storage infrastructure
  •     Scalability: Scale storage capacity or performance resources at will as user requirements grow
  •     Configurable QoS/Tiered Storage: Ensure the data performance requirements are matched with the most appropriate resources
  •     Multi-Protocol Access: Multiple ways to access the same data such as web browser and network share protocols

“Yottabyte’s mission is to simplify and automate IT systems by creating a software data center model that achieves the full potential of all cloud architectures for computing. Data storage is the center of our technology, our data center software platform allows the virtualization of storage, compute and networking resources to allow data and operations to move seamlessly in the data center and between data centers, regardless of the underlying hardware resources with minimal configuration,” said Greg Campbell, Vice President of Technology of Yottabyte. “We show people that without having to use expensive and complicated hardware and software, they can build robust cloud computing environments using commodity equipment and smart software while maintaining that infrastructure with general IT skills.”

Pricing & Availability

yStor 2.1 is available now as a managed service or software license. For managed cloud storage services, yStor costs $0.15 cents per GB of data on disk per month. For yStor software licenses, customers can expect to pay between $240 and $450 per TB. Licenses typically range from 8TB to 1PB of capacity, with 1 year of standard support. This can break down to as little as $0.0065 cents per GB per month. Yottabyte Community Edition is available to evaluate for free now at http://www.yottabyte.com.

About Yottabyte

Who are we? We’re just like you – frustrated by the limitations of modern IT infrastructure, overwhelmed by the complexity and rigidity of hardware solutions, and left wanting more and better options. Unlike you, we’re three guys with decades of experience running software companies, and happened to be in a position to do something about it. We provide affordable enterprise storage capabilities in a platform that can be managed by an IT guy, not an engineer or scientist.

More information is available at http://www.yottabyte.com.

The name Yottabyte, Yottabyte yStor, and Yottabyte Community Edition are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Yottabyte.

yStor Includes NAS, Synchronization, Thin Provisioning, Caching, Deduplication, Snapshots, Configurable QoS, Distributed File System, Encryption and Backup, Providing a Complete Software Defined Storage Solution

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