BOULDER, Colo., September 12, 2012
SolidFire, a provider of all-solid-state (SSD) storage systems for cloud service providers, has announced integrations with key vendors across the cloud ecosystem. SolidFire has carefully selected partners and technologies that are critical to enabling its customers' cloud infrastructure strategy. The company has established significant partnership and integration milestones with the following vendors and communities:
"Integration and automation across the infrastructure stack are essential for our customers to achieve the agility and efficiency promises of cloud computing. These announcements are in clear recognition of this dynamic, but we are only just getting started," said Dave Cahill, director of strategic alliances at SolidFire. "SolidFire will continue to expand the depth and breadth of our integrations to ensure strategic alignment with the technology and services integral to the planning, building and running of our customers cloud infrastructures."
In addition to these ecosystem alliance relationships, SolidFire is also announcing key technology alliances with Intel, Marvell and Viking Technology.
Supporting Partner Quotes
"Recognizing the need for a more scalable and higher performance cloud storage infrastructure, Arista Networks and SolidFire have joined forces to offer an enhanced solution for deployment of high-performance cloud architectures," said Joe Hielscher, director of alliances at Arista. "The combination of Arista's 10 GbE data center switches and SolidFire's high-performance all-SSD storage systems directly addresses some of the biggest hurdles faced in scaling-out a cloud infrastructure: matching network and storage scalability, performance and manageability."
"For cloud providers looking to offer high performances on their virtual disk I/O, there are very limited options in the market", said Nick Barcet, Ubuntu Cloud product manager at Canonical. "SolidFire changes the landscape, offering cloud providers a storage system that allows them to confidently and economically host performance-sensitive applications in the cloud. SolidFire has chosen Ubuntu, the reference operating system for OpenStack, as a key component of its OpenStack implementation. Leveraging each company's deep commitment to OpenStack, Canonical and SolidFire have combined to deliver a powerful integration for anyone looking to deploy and manage a differentiated OpenStack-based cloud."
"To realize the true benefits of cloud, the underlying infrastructure must be capable of delivering predictable performance, dynamic provisioning and complete automation", said Peder Ulander, VP of product marketing, CloudPlatform Group at Citrix. "SolidFire is a strong complement to the CloudPlatform framework, because it has been uniquely architected to address these challenges from a storage perspective. SolidFire's achievement of Citrix Ready status with CloudPlatform brings together best-of-breed technologies across key layers of the cloud infrastructure stack."
"With more than 1,000 public and private clouds deployed globally, OnApp recognizes that high-performance, scalable storage is a critical component of any cloud", said Kosten Metreweli, Onapp's Chief Commercial Officer,. "By validating the compatibility of SolidFire's storage system with OnApp's turnkey cloud platform, we're helping service providers deploy robust, enterprise-grade clouds in even shorter timeframes."
"Tier 3 delivers an enterprise-grade cloud software platform and storage is a key component of our solution," said Jared Wray, CTO, Tier 3. "Customers require easy deployments and superior performance that can scale automatically in real time. Together, Tier 3 and SolidFire provide a solid solution for business-critical applications in the cloud."
"Organizations of all sizes are seeking reliable, trusted and secure solutions as they accelerate their cloud deployments," said Sheryl Sage, director, Alliance Programs at VMware. "We are pleased to see SolidFire achieve VMware Ready™ status across the SF3010 platform, which designates VMware's highest level of endorsement, and enables customers to have the flexibility and agility they desire in their cloud infrastructure."
SolidFire, now part of NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), is the market leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center. Leveraging SolidFire’s all-flash architecture, with volume-level Quality of Service (QoS) controls, customers now can guarantee storage performance to thousands of applications within a shared infrastructure. Coupling this functionality with in-line data reduction techniques and system-wide automation results in substantial capital and operating cost savings relative to traditional disk and basic all-flash storage systems.