Cleversafe Launches Solution Network to Build Out Big Data Storage Ecosystem

  Cleversafe Launches Solution Network to Build Out Big Data Storage Ecosystem

   Brings Together Best-in-Class Partners to Meet Today’s Mounting Business

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- February 4, 2013

Businesses today are challenged to provide their end users with a complete
storage solution. Today those requirements have grown to include
always-available access to information, ways to effectively tier, retrieve and
store content, backup and archive data for disaster recovery and business
continuity, and to meet all governance and compliance requirements. To address
these mounting challenges, Cleversafe Inc., the solution for limitless data
storage, today announced the formation of The Cleversafe Solution Network
designed to provide customers with a comprehensive ecosystem offering the most
cost-effective, scalable and highly available end-to-end storage solutions to
address today’s business requirements now and well into the future.

“Innovation, execution and technology leadership are at the center of
everything we do. The formation of The Cleversafe Solution Network carries
that mission forward,” said Russ Kennedy, Vice President of Product Strategy,
Marketing and Customer Solutions for Cleversafe. “We recognize the benefits
that joint technology partnerships can bring to customers and so we’ve engaged
with ‘best-in-class’ providers to build our Solution Network,” said Kennedy.
“Together we’ll solve today’s storage challenges, and build new business
opportunities and long-term partnerships that will enable us to deliver
comprehensive, proven technology solutions to our shared markets.”

"Customers inherently buy storage platforms to store data from a wide variety
of applications, all focused on delivering business value. The problem is that
not all application vendors are interoperable or are integrated in such a way
that companies can easily fold their storage strategy together to solve the
challenges associated with today's data growth," said Deni Connor, Founding
Analyst at Storage Strategies NOW. "What Cleversafe has done with its Solution
Network is to gather all of the industry vendors that are most relevant to
customers today and that collectively offer an easy and very direct path to be
able to adopt an object-storage strategy."

Cleversafe’s expansive Solution Network consists of leading partners

Cloud Interface – Partners including Gladinet, Mezeo, Panzura, Solid Instance,
and WebDrive from South River Technologies provide traditional cloud access to
customer’s applications, while enabling customers to take advantage of
Cleversafe’s cost effective, highly reliable and available storage system for
cloud storage.

Content Management – Today’s businesses run 24/7. To be most effective,
employees more than ever before, are embracing new technologies for
collaboration. They’re sharing content in virtualized environments and
accessing that information from a wide variety of mobile devices and
workstations- wherever, whenever. At the same time, employers are charged with
safeguarding certain content in order to meet compliance guidelines. Content
management partners, such as DeJarnette Research Systems, Microsoft SharePoint
and Panzura, enable customers to efficiently and securely manage content while
taking advantage of Cleversafe’s storage platform to scale and support their
ever-growing data requirements.

Big Data Analytics – Partners including Cloudera and IBM provide customers the
ability to analyze large data sets and perform sophisticated
analytics—typically using Hadoop® or an equivalent distributed data analysis

Systems Integrators - Solution Network Systems Integrators such as Lockheed
Martin provide implementation and associated professional services for the
Federal and Defense industries.

Data Backup – In order to maintain the critical function of data backup and
protect information for disaster recovery while maintaining business
continuity Cleversafe has teamed and integrated with leading vendors CommVault
and Symantec.

File Access and Tiered Storage - The need to store, access and manage
large-scale storage sets is becoming ever more critical as more data is
accessed more often. Working with File Access and cloud gateway vendor
companies such as Panzura and QStar Technologies, Cleversafe’s object-based
dispersed storage system can assist users and administrators to easily and
actively store, search and retrieve data within an archive, while maintaining
availability of data.

Operating Systems – At their very core, operating systems provide a context
within which programs can be created and run. They are a fundamental component
to any infrastructure environment whether physical or virtual. Cleversafe’s
Operating System partners include Microsoft and VMware, two of the most
significant operating system organizations to ensure that customers can
quickly and easily deploy solutions, expand their service offerings and extend
their environments to meet the demands of their users.

Network Optimization – In order to move more data across data centers and to
remote office locations while maintaining application performance, Cleversafe
has teamed with partners like Riverbed and F5 to provide intelligent load
balancing, big data traffic management and WAN optimization. The result is
Cleversafe and its Network Optimization partners are bridging the gap and
moving from traditional to dynamic infrastructures by increasing the
flexibility between users and resources and enabling IT organizations to
efficiently scale their storage solutions and maintain network performance.

Hardware OEMs and Technologies – Cleversafe’s partners in this area include
the industry’s most reliable, energy efficient, and cost efficient computing
solutions to deliver the highest levels of performance. Partners including
Intel and Seagate, deliver the physical components and associated hardware to
provide customers with the platform and infrastructure they need to deploy and
utilize Cleversafe’s dsNet storage solution.

In addition to the significant industry advantages offered by collaborating
with Cleversafe, the company’s Solution Network includes a
“self-certification” that ensures third-party application interoperability and
support; providing assurance to customers of an optimized solution that meets
or exceeds their operational needs.

For anyone interested in learning more about The Cleversafe Solution Network,
the company has established a dedicated microsite with more information on
each participating vendor and solution offered. Information is also available
for companies interested in joining the Solution Network.

Cleversafe’s dsNet system protects both data and metadata equally and is
inherently more reliable than traditional storage systems. By applying the
company’s unique Information Dispersal technology to slice and disperse data,
single points of failure and centralized synchronization points are
eliminated. As data is distributed evenly across all Slicestor nodes metadata
can scale linearly and infinitely as new nodes are added, thus reducing any
scalability bottlenecks and increasing performance and reliability.
Cleversafe’s unique approach delivers the powerful combination of analytics
and storage in a geographically distributed single system allowing
organizations to efficiently scale their Big Data environments to hundreds of
petabytes and even exabytes today.

Tweet this: @Cleversafe launches The Cleversafe Solution Network. Significant
industry participation for Cloud, Data Backup, Content Mngmt, Operating
Systems and More.

About Cleversafe Inc.

Cleversafe has created a breakthrough technology that solves petabyte and
beyond big data storage problems. This solution drives up to 90 percent of the
storage cost out of the business while enabling secure and reliable global
access and collaboration. The world's largest data repositories rely on
Cleversafe. To learn more about Cleversafe and its solutions, please visit, call 312-423-6640 or email us at


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Lois Paul and Partners, for Cleversafe
Deborah Mullan, 925-383-7765
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