Software Defined Storage Leader Yottabyte Announces Release of yStor 2.3

yStor includes NAS, high availability, synchronization, thin provisioning, caching, deduplication, snapshots, distributed file system, encryption and backup, providing a complete software defined storage solution.

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Yottabyte's co-hosted hybrid cloud solution 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.

Bloomfield Township, MI (PRWEB) April 10, 2014

Yottabyte®, the rising star in software-defined storage, today announced yStor 2.3, the latest version of its software platform. Underpinning yStor 2.3 is a powerful distributed and globally deduplicated file system, Yottabyte File System (YBFS) and Yottabyte’s virtual SAN (vSAN) technology. yStor is the cloud-aware storage platform which enables businesses to build their own cloud environments with robust data protection features scale-out building block appliances.

Yottabyte provides yStor 2.3 for a price as low as about one cent per Gigabyte per month, making it the most affordable enterprise storage platform on the market.

Yottabyte yStor 2.3 is designed for companies that want to build scalable data storage infrastructures with information in multiple locations while keeping it 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.

“Our company 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,” said the IT manager at a global automotive supplier. “Our previous vendors could not scale to meet our data needs. Yottabyte's co-hosted hybrid cloud solution 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 which greatly eases the burden on our already reduced staff and resources.”

Creating a Software-Defined Storage Solution

Yottabyte yStor 2.3 operates entirely within a software construct, separating the configuration from the physical resources. For example, with yStor 2.3, companies can quickly provision a virtual NAS (vNAS) through a web-based user interface, avoiding complex proprietary hardware setup and minimizing the time to deliver service. These infrastructures can be defined and optimized in the software for flash-based performance or hard drive capacity use cases.

Further extending the value of software-defined storage, 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-out storage capacity or performance resources at will as user requirements grow and change
  • Encryption: Data encryption at rest and / or in-flight
  • 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 all business requirements today and in the future via our flexible software-based architecture. 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 with minimal configuration,” said Greg Campbell, Vice President of Technology of Yottabyte. “We show people that without having to use expensive and complicated systems, they can build robust cloud computing environments using affordable equipment and smart software while maintaining that infrastructure with general IT skills.”

Pricing & Availability

yStor 2.3 is available now as a monthly co-hosted, on-premise service or as a scale-out building block appliance. For cloud storage services, yStor costs $0.15 cents per GB of data on disk per month. Scale-out building blocks range from remote office configurations with 4TB of storage, up to archive building blocks exceeding 360TB each. Yottabyte’s yStor 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 legacy technology solutions, and left wanting more and better options. Unlike you, we’re a team with decades of experience running tech companies, and happened to be in a position to do something about it. We’re headquartered in Michigan, which is the place to be from if you want to change the rules of the old, entrenched IT game. We provide affordable datacenter capabilities in a platform that can be out-tasked entirely or managed by an IT guy, not an engineer or scientist.

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


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