CAMPBELL, Calif., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- ONStor Inc., the leading provider of scalable clustered NAS storage solutions for the enterprise, today announced that it has joined The Green Grid, an influential industry organization that promotes energy-efficient IT solutions. Extremely energy efficient, ONStor's NAS solutions offer up to 95 percent power savings compared to both traditional direct-attached and competing networked storage environments.
CAMPBELL, Calif., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ — ONStor Inc., the leading provider of scalable clustered NAS storage solutions for the enterprise, today announced that it has joined The Green Grid, an influential industry organization that promotes energy-efficient IT solutions. Extremely energy efficient, ONStor's NAS solutions offer up to 95 percent power savings compared to both traditional direct-attached and competing networked storage environments.
"ONStor has been delivering energy-efficient storage solutions since the inception of our company. We believe that being part of the collaborative effort of The Green Grid will help accelerate the pace of both industry-wide development and market adoption of energy-conscious solutions," said Narayan Venkat, vice president of marketing at ONStor. "Since the launch of ONStor's GO Green initiative last summer, we have been active in shaping the industry dialogue around green. Our Green Grid membership demonstrates our commitment to collaborating with the IT industry to help drive adoption of green data center solutions, turning words into action."
The Green Grid is a worldwide consortium of IT companies and professionals dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems by collaborating with end users and government organizations to ensure that energy-efficiency goals are mapped to both developers and users of a data center. The Green Grid's mission focuses on defining meaningful, user-centric models and metrics; developing standards, measurement methods, processes, and new technologies to improve data center performance against the defined metrics; and promoting the adoption of energy- efficient standards, processes, measurements, and technologies.
"With storage infrastructures accounting for an ever-increasing proportion of data centers' energy consumption, it is imperative that storage industry vendors focus on improving power-efficiency both individually and as an industry. ONStor has had its own excellent 'green' story in terms of reduced power and space consumption, so it is good to see them joining The Green Grid community," said Mark Peters, an analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group focused on green data center issues. "The Green Grid is committed to making a 'green' emphasis the norm, rather than an afterthought. It's an approach that sits well with ONStor, whose ability to run a NAS management appliance for about the same power consumption as a light bulb demonstrates what is already possible with today's technology. As more companies join forces with the Green Grid, I hope that the increased industry focus on — and learning around — the issues of power, cooling and space efficiency, pays dividends for vendors and users alike."
As part of its GO Green initiative, last summer ONStor conducted an independent survey of 369 IT decision makers regarding the status of the "greening" of their data centers, with the following significant results:
— 63 percent of the respondents reported that their data center had run out of space, power, or cooling capacity without warning. — Although the power consumption of an enterprise's data center is massive, 40 percent of respondents had not discussed a green initiative within their company. — 60 percent reported that they had a green initiative in place, would have one in place in the next two years, or had at least talked about it with management.
Additional information about the survey can be found at www.onstor.com/pr_09_18_2007.php.
Designed with n-way clustering, file server virtualization, and single pool open storage, ONStor's clustered NAS products deliver the simplest, most efficient storage solution on the market today. ONStor's NAS products also offer thin provisioning, replication, and storage tiering to support enterprises' storage management and business continuity needs. For more information, go to www.onstor.com/go_green.php.
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 www.onstor.com or by calling toll-free 877-2ON-STOR (877-266-7867).
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