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SolidFire Delivers a 6X Storage Performance Improvement to Korea Telecom (KT) ucloud’s SSD Volume Service

KT cloud biz selects SolidFire’s all-flash scale-out storage platform to provide advanced SSD volume service to over 6,000 enterprise customers

BOULDER, Colo. and SEOUL, South Korea, October 05, 2015

SolidFire, the #1 Solid-State Array, today announced that Korea Telecom (KT) ucloud biz selected SolidFire’s scale-out all-flash storage for its public cloud-based solutions, called KT ucloud biz SSD volume. SolidFire’s integration with CloudStack and OpenStack, along with its ability to consolidate multiple workloads and guarantee exact levels of performance and capacity, enables KT ucloud biz to achieve the performance, security, agility, service quality and cost competitiveness it demands in order to offer the most advanced public cloud-based solutions to its customers.

KT ucloud biz provides SSD volume service offerings to its customers with IOPS-configurable, high-performance SSD volumes and guaranteed real-time, efficient processing of high-volume data. With SolidFire’s storage infrastructure, KT ucloud biz offerings provide optimized SSD volume service at an attractive price point to meet the varied demands of the 6,000 enterprises using KT cloud services today.

Also, SolidFire’s fine-grain Quality of Service (QoS) has delivered a 6X storage performance improvement per rack and enabled KT ucloud biz to guarantee performance and bandwidth for millions of users. KT ucloud biz has also experienced a 20 percent reduction in electricity costs and a 10 percent space savings in comparison to its traditional legacy storage systems.

SolidFire has gained significant traction in the Asia Pacific market this year as cloud service adoption becomes increasingly pervasive specifically in South Korea. Recent market research shows that 70 percent of South Korean enterprise organizations plan to increase their cloud service investments through 2017, with IT organizations in the region allocating over 34 percent of their IT budget to cloud services.

“KT has led the development and advancement of the information and communications industries in Korea since its foundation in 1981. A growing corporation that is prepared for the age of convergence, it makes perfect sense that KT selected SolidFire - a like-minded technology innovator,” Joshua Kim, SolidFire’s Country Manager, Korea said. “KT played a key role in transforming Korea into a major information technology hub, and now with SolidFire’s all-flash scale-out storage, KT ucloud biz is delivering the most advanced cloud-based solutions to millions of customers.”

Learn how SolidFire powers the most demanding data centers in the world. Read about SolidFire’s SF Series storage platforms, which start at 35TB of effective capacity and deliver guaranteed performance to every workload. Download the 2015 Gartner Solid-State Array reports and read why SolidFire received the highest score for overall use case in Gartner’s 2015 Critical Capabilities for Solid-State Arrays¹ (3.6 out of 5) and was again recognized as the Leading Visionary in Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays ².

¹ Gartner Critical Capabilities for Solid-State Arrays, Valdis Filks, Joseph Unsworth, Arun Chandrasekaran, 25 June 2015

²Gartner Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays, Valdis Filks, Joseph Unsworth, Arun Chandrasekaran, 23 June 2015

Learn more: kr.solidfire.com

About KT

KT, leading the development of the information and communications industries of Korea since its foundation in 1981. Expanding 4.5 million fixed lines to 20 million in just 12 years, KT introduced universal telephone service to every citizen of Korea, leading the development and advancement of communications services, contributing to making Korea one of the most advanced countries in information and communications.

Learn more: http://www.kt.com/eng/

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