Storage Switzerland Identifies Gridstore Scale-Out NAS Solution as 'The Fault Tolerant Grid'

Hands-On Reliability Test Reveals Gridstore’s Highly Available Storage Grid is Unstoppable
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March 14, 2012 - PRLog -- Mountain View, Calif. – Gridstore™, the leader in grid-based, scale-out storage solutions, today announced that its Gridstore 2.0 system has passed the reliability test performed by leading analyst firm Storage Switzerland, with flying colors. Gridstore’s scale-out NAS solution has now withstood four months of rigorous testing with absolutely no issues or outages.

With this latest test, Storage Switzerland wanted to find out if the Gridstore grid-based storage solution was a true fault tolerant system as claimed. “We set up a test scenario writing files continually to the test system and failed a node to see what would happen,” said George Crump, senior analyst, Storage Switzerland. “As a result of the node failure the test application experienced no hesitation, nor did we see any change in performance.”

Once the test was completed the failed node quickly re-synced itself into the grid. The re-sync process was seamless and there was no need to repopulate the restarted node from scratch. The system was able to do a quick comparison of data and it returned to operations with no business disruption, data loss, or performance degradation.

Gridstore uniquely combines virtualization with a grid processing platform to deliver a single pool of storage that simplifies management while increasing performance, scalability and reliability. Gridstore provides a building block approach to capacity scaling so customers can start small and incrementally add nodes. This eliminates the need to overprovision costly resources and removes the management complexity and risk of traditional clustered storage models.  

“Gridstore’s scale-out NAS solution has stood up to the arduous testing by Storage Switzerland and the findings validate that our grid-based storage system has enterprise-class fault tolerance,” said Kelly Murphy, CEO, Gridstore. “Organizations can now choose a mid-tier enterprise storage system that delivers 3x more throughput and capacity efficiency while providing plug and play simplicity all at a fraction of the price of silo-based, legacy solutions.”

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Gridstore is the leader in grid-based, scale-out storage products. The Gridstore scale-out NAS solution uniquely combines virtualization with a grid processing platform to deliver a single pool of storage that simplifies management while increasing performance, scaling and reliability. The Gridstore system is designed for organizations who struggle with the risk, cost and complexity of storage sprawl and who need enterprise class storage without the cost and complexity.  Founded in 2009, Gridstore is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. and has development facilities in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, please visit:
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