SGI(R) InfiniteStorage(TM) Gateway Brings Intelligent Virtualized Data
Management to Conquer Massive Data Growth
Building on Over 21 Years of Experience With Multi-Petabyte Data Management
FREMONT, Calif., April 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SGI (Nasdaq:SGI), the
trusted leader in technical computing, today announced the introduction of SGI
InfiniteStorage Gateway, a virtualized data management solution, which reduces
the runaway costs and complexity organizations face when managing exponential
SGI InfiniteStorage Gateway reduces the dependency on high-cost primary
storage by creating a virtualized storage fabric that can include disk, tape,
object and cloud storage. While appearing to users and applications simply as
online data, SGI InfiniteStorage Gateway offers IT administrators the ability
to keep data protected and online at a fraction of the cost of primary storage
systems. The system automatically places data on any or all storage devices
and locations based upon what works best for the access requirements and data
By seamlessly connecting to existing heterogeneous storage environments, SGI
InfiniteStorage Gateway provides a way for users to see and access all the
data all the time, no matter what might be happening to the storage
infrastructure in the background. Because the storage infrastructure is
virtualized, as requirements change, the type of storage deployed can also
evolve, with no interruption to users.
"As data growth has continued to sky-rocket, IT organizations increasingly
face the problem of infrastructure fragmentation, and the fact that their most
expensive primary storage arrays are often used to house mostly inactive
data," said Laura DuBois, program vice president, IDC Storage Systems,
Software and Solutions. "Data management is not only about the performance of
active data today. It also must provide a seamless long-term strategy for all
data that keeps costs at a minimum and reduces IT administrative burden
without impacting users."
Since the 1990s, SGI's technical computing customers have pushed the envelope
of multi petabyte infrastructures spanning media, life sciences, manufacturing
and other data-intensive industries. In 2012 alone, SGI deployed to its
customers nearly 600 petabytes of storage in aggregate. SGI InfiniteStorage
Gateway brings the technology and experience of these very large deployments
into a factory-integrated appliance that is easy to deploy, easy to manage and
easy to use.
"SGI has over 21 years of experience in managing the most valuable digital
assets of hundreds of the largest and most complex data environments on
earth," said Jorge Titinger, CEO of SGI. "With the introduction of SGI
InfiniteStorage Gateway, we are able to bring this powerful solution to a
wider market, who are now running into these same Big Data management
SGI InfiniteStorage Gateway is deployed as a factory-integrated solution in
the 4U SGI® MIS™ storage server, powered by Intel® Xeon® processors. SGI
InfiniteStorage Gateway is designed to be plug and play, connecting into
existing network infrastructures and appearing to users and applications like
a conventional storage device.
SGI InfiniteStorage Gateway includes up to 276 terabytes of onboard capacity.
As that local capacity begins to fill, data is virtualized with any of
multiple different storage choices to enable the entire storage fabric to
scale to massive proportions. The Gateway leverages technology used in
deployments with over 100 petabytes in data capacity, and approaching nearly
two billion files. Several SGI customers have large virtualized data
environments with this technology that have been online with uninterrupted
online access to data for more than 20 years.
Virtualized tiers can include tape, Zero-Watt Disk or MAID, and object
storage. This will also enable hybrid environments that can include public and
private cloud storage architectures. The choices enable a cost-optimized
storage infrastructure to be deployed into to the fabric, depending on the
performance and retention requirements for varying portions of an
organization's data. Users and applications never see where the data resides –
nor do they need to worry. To them, all data is online and available at all
SGI InfiniteStorage Gateway will be available in June.
SGI, the trusted leader in technical computing, is focused on helping
customers solve their most demanding business and technology challenges. Visit
sgi.com for more information.
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