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@CloudByteInc Introduces #Cloud Age Unified #Storage Solution ElastiStor Appliance

CloudByte, the first provider of secure, multi-application storage for enterprise applications, announced the release of CloudByte ElastiStor Appliance (ESA), a complete self-managed storage solution. Developed in partnership with Dell, SanDisk, and Supermicro, ESA enables any size organization to break away from vendor lock-in and high expense of legacy storage approaches.

“With ESA, we bring in the flexibility and economics of server virtualization into the storage world,” said Felix Xavier, Founder and CEO of CloudByte. “Each application feels dedicated storage in the shared environment.”

Designed to maximize rack space density, ESA delivers enterprise grade storage functionalities in only 2U of rack space.


  • Spin out new Virtual Storage Machines (VSM) to run more applications
  • Scale across data centers by adding more ElastiStor appliances
  • Guaranteed storage performance delivered by each VSM

Key benefits

  • Storage consolidation Run many applications into single storage platform
  • No storage expertise Self-managed and self-provisioned
  • Single console storage management Across data centers

“CloudByte is adding a fresh approach to hardware in addition to their unique software capabilities,” said Greg Schulz, Senior Advisory Analyst, StorageIO. “Their new appliances are expandable and can be easily combined into a storage grid, therefore overcoming both the capacity and geographical limitations of most storage approaches.”

Leveraging CloudByte’s storage architecture, ESA leverages flash drives for high-performance needs such as caching and either flash or disk drives for data storage. Up to four expansion chasses can also contain hybrid storage. “We are pleased to be working with CloudByte to incorporate SanDisk’s high performance enterprise-class SAS SSDs into their new cloud-based storage system,” said Steve Fingerhut, vice president of marketing, SanDisk Enterprise Storage Solutions. “The foundation of SAS SSDs from SanDisk enables CloudByte customers to safely deliver fast storage services more efficiently, while saving energy, floor space, and—ultimately—money.”

Models, pricing, and availability

Three appliance models of ESA have been designed to support a specified number of applications or Virtual Machines.

  • ESA-A10: Storage for ten applications or Virtual Machines
  • ESA-A50: Storage for fifty applications or Virtual Machines
  • ESA-A100: Storage for one hundred applications or Virtual Machines

ESA-A10 pricing begins at $9,995. All models are immediately available from CloudByte and authorized resellers.

Published Tuesday, July 15, 2014 6:15 PM by David Marshall
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