SolidFire & ShapeBlue Align to Tackle Storage Challenges In Cloud Infrastructures

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

CloudStack ecosystem thought leaders come together at Collaboration Conference to prove operational benefits of deploying SolidFire’s scale-out block storage architecture in a multi-tenant infrastructure

CloudStack Collab Conference, AmsterdamNov. 19, 2013 SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems for the next generation data center, and ShapeBlue, the leading independent global CloudStack integrator, have aligned to build a reference architecture to demonstrate how customers can address the operational challenges encountered when deploying block storage in a multi-tenant cloud infrastructure. The demo will be on display in the ShapeBlue booth at the CloudStack Collaboration Conference this week in Amsterdam. Visitors to the booth will see a demonstration of the performance, scalability and efficiency benefits to be realized from combining CloudStack with SolidFire’s scale-out block storage system.

In addition to collaborating on the CloudStack demo environment, ShapeBlue has joined SolidFire’s Cloud Builders Channel Partner Program. The Cloud Builders Program invests in the success of systems integrators like ShapeBlue that are tackling their customers’ most strategic storage and cloud infrastructure projects.

“When it comes to the design and implementation of CloudStack infrastructure, ShapeBlue is an industry leader”, said Dave Cahill, Director of Strategic Alliance, SolidFire. “ShapeBlue’s expertise is integral to helping our customers realize the performance, automation and efficiency benefits that are now possible with CloudStack 4.2 and SolidFire.”

“When deploying their CloudStack infrastructures, our customers continually struggle with storage”, said Giles Sirett, CEO, ShapeBlue. “Legacy storage wasn’t designed to address the quality-of-service, efficiency and scale demands of cloud design. SolidFire was purpose-built for this use case. Moreover, through the storage plug-in integration customers can provision SolidFire natively from within CloudStack. We are excited to demonstrate how customers can take advantage of this functionality to dramatically enhance the capabilities of their cloud infrastructures and increase operational efficiencies.”

Meet with SolidFire at the CloudStack Collaboration Conference
To request an in-person meeting with the SolidFire team at this week's CloudStack Collaboration Conference in Amsterdam, please contact us.

Not attending the conference?
Register to attend the upcoming webinar on on December 4, 2013, “Using Next Generation Storage To Improve Performance, Scalability & Efficiency In Your CloudStack Infrastructure”. Hosted by SolidFire and ShapeBlue, this webinar will also include a demonstration of the CloudStack/SolidFire reference architecture.

About SolidFire
SolidFire is the market leader in all-flash storage systems designed for next generation data centers. 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 storage systems.

Learn more: www.solidfire.com | www.twitter.com/solidfire | http://www.linkedin.com/company/solidfire-inc.

About ShapeBlue
ShapeBlue are the globally leading independent integrator of Apache CloudStack & Citrix CloudPlatform. The company was the first Citrix Cloud Advisor in Europe and has worked with customers including Cisco, Citrix and SunGard Availability Services. The company provides cloud design & build, consulting and training services.

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