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YellowFiber Chooses RELDATA to Deliver Flexible Storage Platform for High-End Hosting Services


Parsippany, N.J. – April 28, 2008 — RELDATA, the leading provider of unified storage solutions that deliver iSCSI SAN, NAS and WAN replication from a single virtualized storage platform, today announced YellowFiber is now a customer for RELDATA’s 9240 unified storage solutions. YellowFiber is a hosting company that provides managed high availability clusters for ebusiness and web infrastructures.

“Previously we had a series of disjointed storage islands,” explains Zak Thompson, CEO of YellowFiber. “Storage pools were connected to different machines in the same cluster for load balancing and redundancy, and it became painfully complex to keep these in sync. This complexity was compounded by a lack of scalability in the file system. As the capacity requirements of some clusters grew, we were forced to constantly break out applications onto a new file server.”

Faced with individual customers demanding 10 to 50GB of storage growth per week and an overall demand for as much as 900GB of new capacity each month, it was clear that YellowFiber needed a new and more elegant storage solution.

YellowFiber chose the RELDATA 9240 unified storage gateway, capable of delivering multiple file systems, each of up to eight exabytes in size. All storage behind the gateway is virtualized into a single pool and virtual volumes can be carved out for each file system, mirrored and even resized while systems are live.

“We have one single storage pool and one central storage management device,” explains Thompson. “The time needed for storage administration is a fraction of what is was before, and the simplicity of the system gives us more flexibility to deliver a better service.”

“The openness of the RELDATA 9240 allows YellowFiber to recapitalize on its existing investments and gives them the freedom to add any third party storage for use in future capacity upgrades,” commented YellowFiber’s integrator Fernando Sabio of Concentus. “The RELDATA solution offers the flexibility and scalability that YellowFiber needs to provide superior technical solutions that are ahead of their competition.”

About YellowFiber
YellowFiber is a hosting company with a specialization in providing managed high availability clusters for ebusiness and web infrastructures. The company prides itself on offering a personalized service and an accommodating small company feel with big results. YellowFiber is headquartered in West Virginia. For more information visit www.YellowFiber.net.

About Concentus
Concentus is a group of working IT professionals supporting government, academic, non-profit, and business customers seeking to efficiently manage, store and protect their data. We specialize in network design services, IT support and staff augmentation, managed and hosted services, and custom designed storage solutions. The company is headquartered in McLean VA. More information is available at www.concentus.net.

About RELDATA
RELDATA is the leader of a new generation of consolidated and unified storage solutions that deliver iSCSI SAN, NAS and WAN replication functions from a single virtualized storage platform. The solutions are easy to implement, operate and manage, yet deliver enterprise-class functionality. RELDATA’s “pay-as-you-grow” design leverages the customer’s previous disk storage investments and liberates them from future vendor lock-in. Customers can independently scale storage capacity and performance, as well as migrate data, without application disruption and without forklift box upgrades. RELDATA products are designed to embrace third-party disk drives and to co-exist with more expensive storage solutions from vendors such as Network Appliance® and EMC®. RELDATA is headquartered in New Jersey. RELDATA products are available worldwide through authorized value-added resellers and system integrators. More information is available at www.RELDATA.com.

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