Cleversafe brings 10 exabyte storage system

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CHICAGO, USA: Object-based storage vendor Cleversafe announced a new 10 exabyte data storage system.


(1 Exabyte = 1,000 Petabytes = 1,000,000 Terabytes = 1,000,000,000 Gigabytes = 1,000,000,000,000 Megabytes = 1,000,000,000,000,000 Kilobytes = 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 Bytes)

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The new 10 exabyte data storage system uses the same object-based dispersed storage technology originally developed by the company, which has been now further expanded to allow for an independent scaling of storage capacity and performance through a Portable Datacenter (PD), a collection of storage and network racks that can be deployed or moved. Each PD contains 21 racks with 189 storage nodes per PD and 45 3TB drives per storage node, says a press release.


"Internet traffic volumes are increasing at a rate of 32 per cent globally each year. It's not unrealistic to think companies looking to mine that data would need to effectively analyze 80 Exabytes of data per month by 2015," said Russ Kennedy, vice president, Product Strategy, Marketing and Customer Solutions, Cleversafe Inc.

The company's current configuration includes 16 sites across the US with 35 PDs per site and hundreds of simultaneous readers/writers to deliver instantaneous access to billions of objects.

For unstructured data such as video, audio, images, and applications that are streaming data in from mobile devices and tablets, an object-based approach allows the information to be segmented in a single name space that exposes the data through standard HTTP based protocols, adds the release.

"To any company, data is a priceless component. However, it's only valuable if a company can effectively look across that data over time for trends or to analyze behavior and to do it cost effectively," said Kennedy. "In its true sense, Cleversafe's limitless data storage solution is a critical foundational enabler to Big Data analytics."