PolyServe, Inc. today announced the PolyServe File Serving Solution will be bundled and sold as part of the new HP Enterprise File Services Clustered Gateway.
Under an OEM agreement the companies have signed, PolyServe's advanced cluster file system and storage virtualization software will be integrated into the HP Enterprise File Services Clustered Gateway. The HP solution leapfrogs traditional Network Attached Storage (NAS) providers' wares by offering customers dramatically better price, performance and availability based on industry-standard computing devices.
"The monolithic NAS appliance is yesterday's news. By adopting PolyServe's open and modular approach to delivering performance and availability, HP is changing the game in enterprise file serving," said Mike Stankey, president and CEO of PolyServe. "HP's entry into the enterprise file serving market will be enhanced by their leadership position in the Windows-based file serving space, and we expect HP's validation of PolyServe's technology to dramatically accelerate the adoption of our file serving technology among large enterprises worldwide."
PolyServe's software-centric file serving approach aggregates Intel-architecture and Linux-based servers and networked storage to form a scalable, fault-tolerant, and manageable file serving platform for both commercial data center and high-performance computing (HPC) applications. The solution integrates a symmetric cluster file system, storage virtualization software, Network File System (NFS) support, and high availability services into a single point of management for modularly scalable throughput and storage capacity management.
The HP EFS Clustered Gateway pairs the PolyServe File Serving Solution on Linux with HP ProLiant DL380 servers to form a high-performance, low-cost, and fault-tolerant alternative to traditional NAS appliances. The HP gateway product can be sold as a front end to existing HP storage and as an add-on to the newly announced models of the HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Arrays — the EVA4000, 6000 and 8000.
"The PolyServe File Serving Solution is a key enabling technology in our strategy to provide customers with scalable performance and high availability with the price benefits of industry-standard technology," said Harry Baeverstad, director of StorageWorks NAS Division at HP. "Our competitors' proprietary offerings will simply be unable to keep pace with HP on price, performance and availability for enterprise file serving."
The integrated solution will be offered worldwide through HP's direct sales force and channel partners. HP also plans to provide direct customer support of PolyServe's software.
PolyServe, Inc. is a leading developer of shared data clustering software for Linux and Microsoft Windows® in mission-critical data centers. The company's software provides the only shared data approach to utility computing for Linux and Windows, delivers highly scalable, highly available file serving and enables the next wave of database server consolidation for applications requiring high availability and performance. In addition to its headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., PolyServe has a Microsoft development center in Bellevue, Wash. It also has sales and support offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, London, Minneapolis, New York, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. For more information about PolyServe, visit http://www.polyserve.com , or call 877-476-5973.
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