CAMPBELL, Calif., July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- ONStor Inc., the leading provider of scalable clustered NAS storage solutions for the enterprise, today announced that the company was named a 2007 Computerworld Honors Laureate in the Computerworld Honors Program, which honors those who use information technology to benefit society. Established in 1988, The Computerworld Honors Program brings together the principals of the world's foremost information technology companies to recognize and document the achievements of the men, women, organizations and institutions around the world, whose visionary applications of information technology promote positive social, economic and educational change.
CAMPBELL, Calif., July 19 /PRNewswire/ — ONStor Inc., the leading provider of scalable clustered NAS storage solutions for the enterprise, today announced that the company was named a 2007 Computerworld Honors Laureate in the Computerworld Honors Program, which honors those who use information technology to benefit society. Established in 1988, The Computerworld Honors Program brings together the principals of the world's foremost information technology companies to recognize and document the achievements of the men, women, organizations and institutions around the world, whose visionary applications of information technology promote positive social, economic and educational change.
"ONStor is proud to receive this prestigious honor, as being named a Computerworld Honors Laureate recognizes the future-forward approach to information technology which permeates both our company within and the way we do business," said Bob Miller, CEO of ONStor. "We are always seeking innovative avenues for IT to improve the ways in which our employees, our customers, and society at large work and live. This has proven to be a winning strategy for our rapid growth from unknown startup to a major force in the data storage arena. We are grateful to our partner, Juniper Networks, for nominating us."
During the Laureate Medal Ceremony, ONStor's case study documenting its innovative use of secure, global collaboration technology was formally inducted into the Computerworld Honors Program Global Archives and the company was presented with a medallion inscribed with the Program's mission, "A Search for New Heroes." The case study – which includes a detailed description of the project, its benefits to society, the role played by information technology in furthering the project, and the ways in which its use of information technology is innovative – is now available to researchers, students and scholars through http://www.cwhonors.org, and through digital records housed in national archives in over 100 universities, museums and research institutions throughout the world.
With customers including Time Inc., Shopzilla and Nielsen Media Research, the ability to deliver outstanding 24x7x365 customer support is a competitive differentiator for ONStor. By leveraging the Juniper Networks SSL VPN with Secure Meeting, ONStor is able to deliver cost-effective remote and extranet access as well as online web conferencing for real-time application sharing among employees, partners, and consultants anytime, anywhere from virtually any Web-enabled device. Secure Meeting enables communications between virtual teams, including real-time application sharing and doesn't require any pre-installed software to be deployed. Not only did ONStor reap a huge cost savings by eliminating a costly recurring service fee for Web conferencing, but they also concluded that Secure Meeting was faster and more reliable.
Each year, members of the Computerworld Honors Chairmen's Committee, a group of 100 Chairmen/CEOs from leading global IT companies, submit nominations for organizations they feel demonstrated extraordinary use of information technology in 10 distinct categories of industry-related endeavor. The categories are: Business & Related Services; Education & Academia; Environment; Energy & Agriculture; Finance; Healthcare; Insurance & Real Estate; Government & Non-Profit Organizations; Manufacturing; Media, Arts & Entertainment; Healthcare and Transportation.
ONStor drives down the cost of storage management by delivering scalable clustered NAS that saves enterprises 50 percent on total cost of ownership with systems that let customers start small and scale massively as their requirements grow. ONStor's award-winning Pantera Clustered NAS Systems and Bobcat NAS Gateways consolidate information from multiple Windows, UNIX and Linux devices into a single, highly scalable file storage environment. The open storage architecture allows existing assets to be leveraged, while integrated file server virtualization enables resources to be redeployed quickly to accommodate changing needs. Proven at hundreds of enterprise customer sites, ONStor delivers the cost-effective approach to scalable storage. More information about ONStor can be found at http://www.onstor.com or by calling toll-free 877-2ON-STOR (877-266-7867).
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