Press Releases

SolidFire All-Flash Arrays Fuel Australia’s Only White-Label Desktop-as-a-Service ProviderOctober 16, 2014 | SolidFire, ranked the storage industry’s #1 Solid-State Array, today announced that Sydney-based cloud provider Hosted Network selected SolidFire’s scale-out all-flash storage platform to power its cost-effective, enterprise-class virtual cloud-based Desktop as a Service (DaaS) offering to customers in Australia and New Zealand. Hosted Network chose SolidFire based on its unique scale-out architectural design, Guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS) technology, and deep system automation.
SolidFire Launches SSA Native Integration with VMware vCenter Site Recovery ManagerOctober 16, 2014 | SolidFire, ranked the storage industry’s #1 Solid-State Array, today announced integration with VMware’s Site Recovery Manager (SRM) and the general availability of SolidFire’s Storage Replication Adapter (SRA). With this announcement, SolidFire offers VMware customers full integration to perform site-to-site failover, failback, migration and testing. The SRA exposes and highlights SolidFire’s unique ability to replicate from one or two storage clusters at the protected site to one or two storage clusters at the recovery site - all in the same protection group.
SolidFire Secures $82 Million in Series D Funding RoundOctober 7, 2014 | SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today announced it has closed an $82 million Series D round of funding, bringing its total funding to $150 million. New investor Greenspring Associates led the round along with a major sovereign wealth fund, with participation from current investors NEA, Novak Biddle, Samsung Ventures and Valhalla Partners. SolidFire will use the additional funds to extend its global reach and further advance its leading all-flash storage architecture.
SolidFire All-Flash Arrays Fuel Cloud Hosting Provider ServInt’s Revolutionary Site Performance GuaranteeSeptember 23, 2014 | SolidFire, ranked as the storage industry’s #1 Solid-State Array, today announced that its cloud storage technology is at the core of pioneering VPS cloud hosting provider ServInt’s radical new SolidFire Site Performance Guarantee. ServInt’s new service level agreement (SLA) guarantees that no customer web site will ever slow down due to the host server not providing 100 percent of the CPU, RAM, disk and IOPS purchased.
SolidFire Receives Highest Score for Overall Use Case in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for Solid-State Arrays, 3.43 out of 5September 16, 2014 | SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today announced that Gartner, Inc., a leading IT research and advisory firm, has given SolidFire the highest scores for Overall Use Case, an average of all use cases matching common client scenarios, as well as for the report’s High-Performance Computing and Analytics use cases, in Gartner’s 2014 Critical Capabilities for Solid-State Arrays Report1, 3.43, 3.44 and 3.49 out of 5 respectively. SolidFire also received the second highest scores in the remaining three use cases: Online Transaction Processing, Server Virtualization and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, 3.4, 3.42 and 3.41 out of 5 respectively.
SolidFire Confirms APAC Distributor Agreement with Nissho ElectronicsSeptember 4, 2014 | SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today announced a distribution agreement with Nissho Electronics Corporation, a leading Japanese distributor of virtualization, cloud computing and data center solutions. The agreement represents a continuation of SolidFire’s rapid global expansion and follows the opening of a regional HQ in Singapore in April 2014, and significant growth of SolidFire’s Europe, Middle East and Africa teams.
SolidFire Recognized as a Visionary in Gartner’s First Magic Quadrant for Solid-State ArraysSeptember 2, 2014 | SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today announced that Gartner, Inc., a leading IT research and advisory firm, has recognized SolidFire as a Visionary in the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays.¹ According to Gartner, Visionaries understand where the industry is headed and have a vision for changing market rules. This first-of-its-kind Magic Quadrant evaluated 12 All-Flash Array providers specifically on their innovation, strength of implementation, and understanding of market direction.
SolidFire Announces AI for Virtual Infrastructure at VMworldAugust 26, 2014 | SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today introduced the latest addition to its Agile Infrastructure (AI) family of converged infrastructure offerings. Built with SolidFire’s all-flash storage system at the foundation, AI incorporates industry-leading technology from VMware and Cisco into a pre-validated reference design. The combined solution enables accelerated deployment of a dynamic IT infrastructure that allows for unprecedented consolidation of mixed application workloads onto a single platform.
SolidFire: Calling all Control Freaks to San FranciscoAugust 21, 2014 | SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today unveiled details of their VMware Virtual Volumes (VVOLs) integration that will be demonstrated at VMworld next week in San Francisco. SolidFire’s VVOLs integration is the first to enable a complete suite of fine-grain Quality of Service (QoS) controls and make them accessible natively within the VMware ESX hypervisor. This functionality increases the agility and flexibility of VMware storage stacks running on SolidFire's All-Flash Storage Arrays, making enterprise infrastructure more adaptive and responsive to the needs of enterprise IT delivery.
SolidFire Introduces Advanced Storage System Monitoring ServiceJuly 24, 2014 | SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today announced the release of Active IQ, a system monitoring and reporting tool that provides real-time health diagnostics and historical trending data for SolidFire storage systems. With Active IQ, SolidFire’s customers now have visibility to all key metrics across their entire SolidFire storage infrastructure, including all individual and geographically disperse clusters, through a single pane of glass.
SolidFire Delivers 2X More Performance to Virtualized MongoDB DeploymentsJuly 8, 2014 | SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today announced that it delivers over twice the operations per second to MongoDB deployments compared to any previously published Yahoo Cloud Serving Benchmark (YCSB) result. For MongoDB workloads, SolidFire enables unmatched performance predictability, management simplicity and scale, helping speed the adoption and optimization of MongoDB deployments in enterprises worldwide.
Enterprise Strategy Group Strongly Recommends SolidFire for Enterprise-Class Data CentersJune 12, 2014 | SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today announced that Enterprise Strategy Group’s (ESG) hands-on lab testing of SolidFire’s all-flash array technology validates the agility, scale and automation of its scale-out storage architecture and says it is “ideally suited to meet the current and ever-changing demands of the next-generation data center.”
SolidFire Announces Agile InfrastructureMay 13, 2014 | SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today announced the release of its first Agile Infrastructure (AI) reference architecture for OpenStack. SolidFire AI is a pre-validated, converged infrastructure design which enables start-to-finish deployment of an OpenStack cloud infrastructure in less than one hour, through the combination of industry-leading compute, networking, orchestration and all-flash storage technologies.
SolidFire Opens Singapore Office, Expands Global TeamApril 22, 2014 | SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today announced international expansion into the Asia-Pacific region with a new regional HQ in Singapore and the growth of its Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) team to support a growing number of international customers whose computing needs demand the most agile and predictable storage structure possible. SolidFire’s global expansion follows a year of major company growth, including strategic partnerships with VMware, OpenStack and Citrix, along with customer wins that continue to demonstrate broad adoption and application of its all-flash arrays.
SolidFire is Now Verified for Citrix Ready VDI Capacity ProgramApril 17, 2014 | SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today announced that its scale-out storage platform has been verified as part of the Citrix Ready® VDI Capacity Program Verified for Citrix XenDesktop®. With this announcement, customers can select SolidFire for their XenDesktop VDI deployment with the assurance their implementation will meet their current and future needs.
SolidFire Widens Reach In Enterprise Database Market with Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server Solutions, Oracle Gold PartnershipApril 8, 2014 | SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today announced their Oracle Gold Partner status and new solution best practices for Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server. The newly announced database storage solutions, and a growing partnership with Oracle, highlight SolidFire’s deep commitment to the enterprise database market.
SolidFire Releases New Enterprise Features That Deliver True Storage Agility to the Next Generation Data CenterMarch 13, 2014 | SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today introduced Version 6 of its Element OS, named Carbon, and a new set of enterprise class features into its industry leading all-flash array. Building on tremendous success as the benchmark storage architecture for large-scale cloud service providers, SolidFire is rolling out new features that pave the way for enterprises striving to deliver a more agile, automated, and scalable storage infrastructure.
SolidFire Extends VDI Market Reach with Citrix Ready VerificationFebruary 13, 2014 | SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the next generation data center, today announced that their products have been verified as Citrix Ready® for Citrix XenDesktop®. This verification with the industry-leading solution for virtual desktop delivery ensures customers that SolidFire has successfully passed a series of tests established by Citrix, and can be trusted to work effectively with XenDesktop in order to keep pace with the unpredictable storage demands of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments.
Industry-Leading Forum to Highlight the Opportunity and Acceleration of OpenStack Adoption in the EnterpriseJanuary 7, 2014 | SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems for the next generation data center, will join leaders in OpenStack, storage and hosting services in a cutting-edge forum, “OpenStack: Breaking into the Enterprise” on January 29 in Mountain View, Calif. The event will be moderated by Research VP Lydia Leong of Gartner, Inc. and feature prominent industry experts from the OpenStack Foundation, Nebula, eBay, Internap, Solinea and SolidFire.
Nine leading Hosting Service Providers partner with SolidFire to deliver Next Generation Data Center Benefits to Enterprise CustomersDecember 10, 2013 | SolidFire announced that nine leading cloud service providers have recently launched new services Fueled by SolidFire storage. Clearview International, Codero Hosting, DRFortress, GetCloudServices, OnRamp, QuoVadis, ServInt and Webhuset have launched brand new cloud and managed hosting offerings with SolidFire as their primary block storage solution.