ONStor Customer Shopzilla Wins InfoWorld 100 Award for Data Center Consolidation Using Scalable File Storage Technology
CAMPBELL, Calif., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- ONStor, Inc., the leading provider of scalable clustered NAS storage solutions for the enterprise, today announced that one of the company's Web 2.0 customers, Shopzilla, won InfoWorld's 100 Award for its innovative data center consolidation project built upon ONStor's Bobcat clustered NAS gateways. The annual InfoWorld awards honor IT projects that demonstrate the most creative use of cutting-edge technologies to further their business goals.
CAMPBELL, Calif., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ — ONStor, Inc., the leading provider of scalable clustered NAS storage solutions for the enterprise, today announced that one of the company's Web 2.0 customers, Shopzilla, won InfoWorld's 100 Award for its innovative data center consolidation project built upon ONStor's Bobcat clustered NAS gateways. The annual InfoWorld awards honor IT projects that demonstrate the most creative use of cutting-edge technologies to further their business goals.
"This is great win for our customer as well as ONStor," said Bob Miller, CEO of ONStor. "We are always seeking ground-breaking ways for our products to improve the efficiency and performance of a company's data center — whether through file server virtualization, reduced energy costs or storage consolidation. This award win validates our technology and demonstrates ONStor's ability to have a dramatic impact on a company's day-to-day operations."
To enhance the shopping experience of more than 20 million unique visitors per month and ensure system availability throughout peak holiday shopping times, Shopzilla revamped its infrastructure to alleviate cache overloads. The company needed to find a storage solution that offered the highest throughput available, with the capacity to scale at a moment's notice and support up to 500 terabytes of data passing through the system each day. Implementing a solid-state disk SAN from Texas Memory Systems and 22 ONStor Bobcat NAS gateways to front two datacenters, the company consolidated its backend architecture into a unified system capable of quick scaling of capacity and performance without downtime.
"Whether ushering legacy systems into the agile era or revolutionizing how their companies leverage technology to meaningful ends, this year's winners are both inspirational and proof that striking a new path in IT can reap deep organizational rewards," said InfoWorld, Senior Editor, Jason Snyder.
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