ScaleIO Emerges From Stealth Mode, Releases New Version of Its Groundbreaking Elastic Converged Storage

  ScaleIO Emerges From Stealth Mode, Releases New Version of Its
  Groundbreaking Elastic Converged Storage

ECS converges storage into compute, delivering elasticity, hyper-scalability,
           and simplicity—slashing storage budgets by more than 80%

Business Wire

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- December 04, 2012

ScaleIO, the leader in software-defined storage, today emerged from stealth
mode and announced the release of ScaleIO ECS v1.1 scale-out storage software.
With ECS v1.0 already successfully deployed by leading enterprises and managed
service providers, such as SAP (NYSE:SAP), Check Point Software Technologies
(NASDAQ:CHKP), Aer Lingus (LSE:AERL), OCF accounts, and Colt (LSE:COLT),
ScaleIO brings unprecedented operational flexibility and cost savings to
high-performance databases, virtual servers, end-user computing, and
high-performance computing.

ScaleIO ECS eliminates the dependence on complex, expensive external SAN
storage and fabric by presenting business application servers’ local disks as
a robust, high-performance, shared virtual SAN. ECS provides hyper-scalability
and enterprise-grade resilience while also reducing storage costs by more than
80%, delivering a direct savings of over 28% on an organization’s total IT

“As enterprises consolidate into mega-data centers and SMEs move to cloud and
hosting infrastructures, data centers are rapidly expanding to many thousands
of servers. As a result, data center operators face constantly increasing
levels of complexity and costs,” explained Boaz Palgi, CEO of ScaleIO. “ECS
helps organizations manage these challenges by providing a scale-out storage
solution that was designed for hyper-scalability, high performance,
unprecedented elasticity, and low total cost of ownership. ECS makes storage
as inconspicuous as CPU and RAM. Running seamlessly alongside business
applications, ECS enables data centers to be built wall to wall from commodity
servers only.”

With ECS, any administrator can add, move, or remove servers and capacity on
demand during I/O operations. The software responds automatically to any
infrastructure change and rebalances data accordingly across the grid. ECS
helps ensure the highest level of enterprise-grade resilience by deploying
advanced clustering algorithms whose distributed rebuild capabilities achieve
the quickest handling of failures while maintaining maximum storage

Breaking traditional barriers of storage scalability, ECS scales out to
hundreds and thousands of nodes. Performance scales linearly with the number
of application servers and disks. Deploying ECS in both greenfield and
existing data center environments is a simple process and takes only a few

ECS can be managed from both a command-line interface (CLI) and an intuitive
graphical user interface (GUI). ECS v1.1 natively supports all the leading
Linux distributions and hypervisors; works agnostically with any SSD or HDD,
regardless of type, model, or speed; and runs on x86, ARM, and other
chipsets—giving organizations complete freedom of choice. Additional
functionality includes encryption at rest and quality of service (QoS) of

"Software-defined storage enables IT organizations to break out of the
traditional SAN model that requires a staff of minions to perform mundane
storage tasks," commented Matthew Brisse, storage research director at
Gartner. "Software-defined storage enables the promise of storage elasticity
to match storage needs for traditional, virtual, and service-oriented cloud
strategies in response to the ever-changing business requirements found in
most IT organizations."

“ScaleIO offers an innovative solution enabling customers to utilize capacity
on hundreds of compute nodes and to aggregate that capacity into a single
shared LUN,” said Julian Fielden, managing director, OCF. “OCF has deployed
and tested ScaleIO ECS on a cluster with several hundred nodes in a large
customer's high-performance computing environment. The software made
previously unused capacity available to the business applications and to a
distributed file system while demonstrating impressive performance and

ECS has been successfully deployed in a variety of other environments,
including development and testing, virtual desktop infrastructures,
high-performance databases, private clouds, and environments competing with
Amazon EBS.

ScaleIO ECS v1.1 is available immediately. To see a demo, sign up for a trial,
or purchase ECS, go to

About ScaleIO

ScaleIO is the leader in elastic converged storage. ECS, the flagship ScaleIO
solution, enables data centers to cut storage costs by over 80% and
streamlines storage operations by converging storage into compute. Founded in
early 2011 by a team of storage industry veterans who set out to revolutionize
enterprise data storage, the company is funded by top-tier venture capital
firms, including Greylock Partners and Norwest Venture Partners (NVP). ECS is
in use at large data centers in the United States and Europe. For more
information, visit


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