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ONStor Clustered Content Storage Deployed by Leading Online Publisher to Keep Up With Exponential Data Growth and Uptime Requirements

CAMPBELL, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- ONStor, Inc., the leading provider of clustered NAS solutions for primary and value-tier storage for enterprises and content-rich organizations, today announced that it has sold 1000 of its Bobcat NAS gateways worldwide. The landmark sale of the 1000th Bobcat was made to MeziMedia, a leading online publisher of search, shopping, and content websites in 10 of the largest e-commerce markets in the world that operates properties including Smarter.com, CouponMountain.com, and MoreRebates.com. MeziMedia chose the ONStor Bobcat NAS gateway for its two data centers in the United States and China in order to keep up with the company's exponential increase in content in 2008. ONStor's open, clustered NAS solution provides the reliability, interoperability, and highly scalable architecture that MeziMedia's data centers require.

CAMPBELL, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire/ — ONStor, Inc., the leading provider of clustered NAS solutions for primary and value-tier storage for enterprises and content-rich organizations, today announced that it has sold 1000 of its Bobcat NAS gateways worldwide. The landmark sale of the 1000th Bobcat was made to MeziMedia, a leading online publisher of search, shopping, and content websites in 10 of the largest e-commerce markets in the world that operates properties including Smarter.com, CouponMountain.com, and MoreRebates.com. MeziMedia chose the ONStor Bobcat NAS gateway for its two data centers in the United States and China in order to keep up with the company's exponential increase in content in 2008. ONStor's open, clustered NAS solution provides the reliability, interoperability, and highly scalable architecture that MeziMedia's data centers require.

"Prior to ONStor, our storage solutions were fragmented and not keeping pace with the growth of our content," said Rick Parada, director of systems operations, MeziMedia. "Now with the ONStor file storage deployed, we can grow on the fly and don't have to buy capacity we don't need. We also like that ONStor is plug and play and easy to set up since we have IT staff spread out across multiple geographies."

ONStor's Bobcat NAS gateway enabled MeziMedia to create a shared storage environment for its development locations in Los Angeles and Shanghai without incurring large setup costs. Because the ONStor solution is storage-agnostic, MeziMedia isn't locked into any one vendor and can deploy any storage behind the gateway, providing centralized management of heterogeneous devices while ensuring investment protection.

Because MeziMedia's business is Internet-based, uptime and data availability of the system are critical. "High availability is foundational to a business seeing the traffic and revenue volumes we do on a daily basis," said Steve Neufer, vice president, operations, MeziMedia. "We decided early on to move in the direction of supporting scalability through hardware agnostic centralized storage that could easily and rapidly evolve in line with both our content and access volume growth. ONStor was the obvious choice for us and we have been very happy with that decision."

"File data growth is already the fastest growing area by far — and Web 2.0 initiatives are putting rocket boosters on that growth," said Steve Duplessie, founder and senior analyst, ESG. "ONStor has been in a perfect place to take advantage of this with great products that scale simply and massively — with none of the complexities normally associated with that kind of requirement. Their continued success really doesn't surprise me."

Designed with n-way clustering, support for open storage, file server virtualization, and advanced power management, ONStor's award-winning Bobcat clustered NAS solution delivers the simplest, most efficient content storage solution on the market today. ONStor's file storage products offer up to 95 percent power savings compared to traditional direct-attached and networked storage environments. ONStor's products are deployed in enterprise data centers in industries such as geo-spatial mapping, medical imaging, and oil/gas and in Web 2.0 companies that produce data sets ranging from very large image files to large amounts of user files.

About ONStor

ONStor provides clustered NAS solutions for both primary and value tier storage, focusing on enterprise data centers and content rich organizations, giving customers the ability to cost-effectively manage the accelerating growth of unstructured data. ONStor's award-winning solutions deliver flexible data management, protection, and file server consolidation for a new generation of data intensive applications through a combination of advanced technologies including virtualization and energy efficient design.

Proven at customer sites worldwide, ONStor's Pantera clustered NAS systems and Bobcat clustered NAS gateways offer the broadest choice of storage and enable customers to easily scale storage with the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO). ONStor solutions are available through a global network of resellers and distribution partners. More information about ONStor can be found at http://www.onstor.com.

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