Cirrascale® Announces CirraStor™ Blade-Based Storage Platform Expansion; Increases Overall Drive Count by 50 Percent

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The CirraStor blade-based storage platform can now support up to 864 3.5 inch hard drives enabling up to 3.4PB of RAW storage capacity per two data center floor tiles.

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The CirraStor blade-based storage platform can now support up to 864 3.5 inch hard drives enabling up to 3.4PB of RAW storage capacity per two data center floor tiles.

Cirrascale Corporation®, a premier developer of build-to-order, independent blade-based computing and storage infrastructure for conventional and modular data centers, today announced the expansion of its CirraStor™ blade-based storage platform handling up to 864 3.5 inch hard drives, a 50% increase in overall drive count. The announced increase enables the expanded CirraStor platform to utilize up to 3.4 petabytes of RAW storage capacity, making Cirrascale the clear worldwide leader in blade-based storage infrastructure, density and capacity.

Additionally, Cirrascale has concentrated its resources within the storage market ensuring leading-edge technology by partnering with several of the industry’s most notable independent storage software companies to create storage solutions to address the widest variety of industry applications including Big Data, Cloud, HPC, Active Archive and more. This new wave of Software Defined Storage, as implemented by Cirrascale partners, provides increased flexibility, lowers the total cost of ownership of storage and allows for the re-configuration of hardware as storage requirements change. Cirrascale embraces this shift from monolithic black box storage solutions and is dedicated to the ideals of software providing the reliability and survivability of data instead of expensive and proprietary closed hardware.

“With the introduction of this newly expanded storage platform, Cirrascale is once again proving that companies choosing an emerging supplier of storage solutions can significantly increase their competitiveness within their own industries while getting the same level of reliability, scalability and superior price/performance compared to higher cost Tier 1 suppliers,” said David Driggers, Chief Executive Officer, Cirrascale Corporation. “The continued innovation of our blade-based storage products demonstrates our ability to deliver compelling storage solutions that will provide our customers and licensees with investment protection for years to come.”

The Cirrascale CirraStor blade storage solution is immediately available to order and will begin shipping in high volume in Q2 2013. Licensing opportunities for these technologies are also available immediately to both customers and partners.

About Cirrascale Corporation
Cirrascale Corporation is a premier provider of blade-based cloud computing and storage infrastructure for conventional and containerized data centers. Cirrascale leverages its patented Vertical Cooling Technology to provide the industry’s most energy-efficient standards-based platforms with the lowest possible total cost of ownership in the densest form factor. Cirrascale sells to large-scale infrastructure operators, hosting and managed services providers, Cloud Service Providers, and HPC users. Cirrascale also licenses its award winning technology to partners globally. To learn more about Cirrascale and its unique data center infrastructure solutions, please visit or call (888) 942-3800.

Cirrascale, CirraStor, BladeRack, Vertical Cooling Technology, and the Cirrascale logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cirrascale Corporation. All other names or marks are property of their respective owners.

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