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FICO Selects SolidFire’s All-Flash Scale-Out Storage Platform to Guarantee Quality of Service for FICO Analytic Cloud Clients

BOULDER, Colo., May 27, 2015

SolidFire, the #1 Solid-State Array, announced that FICO, the predictive analytics and decision management software company, selected SolidFire’s all-flash scale-out platform to maximize flexibility, speed deployment and reduce the cost of its FICO® Analytic Cloud, an environment for creating, customizing and deploying powerful, analytics-driven applications and services. SolidFire’s integration with OpenStack and VMware, along with its ability to consolidate multiple workloads and guarantee exact levels of performance and capacity, will enable FICO to guarantee Quality of Service and meet service level agreements for its FICO Analytic Cloud clients.

By using SolidFire’s storage platform, the FICO Analytic Cloud will be able to push the limits of high performance, scalability and platform extensibility, and spur Big Data innovation by giving application developers, business users and FICO partners the ability to process, analyze and act on vast amounts of data. With one-stop access to best-in-class analytics, decision management tools and technology, FICO customers can now leverage the most widely deployed and feature-complete Big Data platform in the cloud.

“Our clients expect the same consistent and reliable performance within the FICO Analytic Cloud as they’ve grown to expect with our on-premise solutions,” said Tony McGivern, CIO of FICO. “This is why we selected SolidFire. The enterprise-grade storage platform helps ensure that we can deliver our state-of-the-art analytics and decision management solutions at scale, with consistent levels of performance across workloads, and integration with both OpenStack and VMWare.”

In addition to comprehensive OpenStack block storage integration, SolidFire is also automated and integrated with VMware’s vCenter, a critical component of FICO’s implementation. SolidFire integrates with VMware’s Storage I/O Control (SIOC) and ESX, to provision, change and guarantee storage performance on-demand without interruption or downtime. SolidFire’s deep support of these platforms allows FICO to offload a broad array of traditional manual operations, optimize infrastructure provisioning and ensure storage efficiency.

“FICO is well-known as an innovator in Big Data and analytics, which presents unique storage challenges for the seamless online delivery of applications and capabilities with only minimal IT support,” said Dave Wright, CEO of SolidFire. “FICO has a demanding set of storage requirements - from multiple workloads with staggering I/O requirements to automation and integration with leading cloud orchestration and virtualization technologies, all of which falls right into SolidFire’s sweet spot.”

Learn more about how customers deployed SolidFire’s all-flash scale-out storage platform to consolidate I/O intensive workloads, scale non-disruptively and deliver guaranteed performance. Read about SolidFire’s new SF Series storage platforms, which start at 35TB of effective capacity and deliver guaranteed performance to every workload. Schedule a SolidFire demo today.

FICO and “Make every decision count” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fair Isaac Corporation in the United States and in other countries.

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