SolidFire Achieves Rackspace Private Cloud Product Certification

BOULDER, Colo., April 16, 2013

SolidFire, a leader in all-solid-state (SSD) storage systems designed for the cloud infrastructure, today announced that its SF3010 and SF6010 storage systems have achieved certification for Rackspace Private Cloud Software powered by OpenStack. The solution, now listed on the Rackspace Private Cloud reference architecture site, delivers a validated architecture for customers that want to build an OpenStack Compute and Block Storage infrastructure capable of hosting mission critical applications.

Rackspace, the open cloud company, launched the Rackspace Private Cloud Software powered by OpenStack in August 2012, with thousands of organizations in over 160 countries spanning all continents downloading the product. After a detailed testing and validation process, SolidFire is the first cloud scale, QoS enabled, high performance storage system to have received this certification. This signifies that SolidFire has met specific integration and interoperability standards and works effectively with Rackspace Private Cloud Software.

"SolidFire's certification is a significant step in providing enterprises with the type of storage options they need to host mission critical applications in their OpenStack-based clouds," said Paul Rad, VP, Rackspace Private Cloud Technology Alliance Program. "By combining SolidFire's quality-of-service architecture with Rackspace Private Cloud, organizations now have a scalable and high performance solution for their cloud infrastructure."

"Customers want integrated solutions to expedite the deployment, while easing the ongoing management and scale of their OpenStack-based cloud infrastructure," said Dave Cahill, Director of Strategic Alliances, SolidFire. "This certification with Rackspace Private Cloud provides enterprise customers with a validated solution to power their OpenStack-based cloud infrastructure."

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