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ONStor Survey Reveals Substantial Market Opportunity for Virtualized Storage Solutions in Virtualized Server Environments

CAMPBELL, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- ONStor Inc., a leading provider of clustered NAS solutions for primary and value-tier storage for enterprises and content-rich organizations, today announced results from an independent survey on virtualized server environments. Among the more than 240 IT decision makers surveyed, 73 percent reported that they currently operate a virtualized server environment, and 67 percent answered that they are considering deploying virtualized storage in their data centers; only 35 percent have already deployed a virtualized storage solution. The survey also revealed that 81 percent of IT decision makers understand that storage virtualization could improve data availability.

CAMPBELL, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire/ — ONStor Inc., a leading provider of clustered NAS solutions for primary and value-tier storage for enterprises and content-rich organizations, today announced results from an independent survey on virtualized server environments. Among the more than 240 IT decision makers surveyed, 73 percent reported that they currently operate a virtualized server environment, and 67 percent answered that they are considering deploying virtualized storage in their data centers; only 35 percent have already deployed a virtualized storage solution. The survey also revealed that 81 percent of IT decision makers understand that storage virtualization could improve data availability.

"We find that the majority of our accounts have discovered the benefits of virtualized server environments and are now coming to understand the tremendous benefits that virtualized storage can bring," said Bob Miller, CEO at ONStor. "We are continuing to educate our customers and the market at large, letting them know that by deploying a virtualized machine environment on an ONStor virtualized network storage environment, they can maximize the operational efficiency of the data center and achieve high data availability."

Other significant results from the survey include: — 59 percent of respondents believe that at the current growth rate, their existing storage solution will be able to scale for only one to two years. — Half of respondents believe that simplifying management is the most important consideration when choosing a storage virtualization solution. — 45 percent consider 20-40 percent operational cost savings to be the number one motivation to switch from their current file storage solution to virtualized storage.

"The weakness of traditional NAS solutions is that they operate with individual standalone storage controllers that cannot be virtualized, and this has created a barrier for adoption," explained George Crump, president and senior analyst, Storage Switzerland. "ONStor is a great platform to drive file server consolidation, which is a key enabler for reducing power and cooling consumption. A virtualized data center using an open storage system like ONStor's enables rapid response to changes in the business, making technology a competitive advantage."

About ONStor's Products

ONStor's award-winning Bobcat clustered NAS gateways and Pantera Series clustered NAS solutions are designed with n-way clustering, virtual file servers, and single pool storage built in to deliver a simple and efficient storage solution. ONStor Virtual Servers simplify storage server consolidation and its virtual server mover enables transparent storage workload balancing and migration. ONStor NAS Cluster Manager allows single-pane management of ONStor clusters, while security mapping allows single sign-on authentication and authorization for managing security permission on storage servers.

About ONStor

ONStor provides clustered NAS solutions for both primary and value-tier storage, focusing on enterprise data centers and content-rich organizations, and 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 a lower 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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