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Permabit Technology and Mezeo Software Partner to Deliver Web Scale Storage Solutions for Service ProvidersPartnership Simplifies Delivery of Cost-Effective, Highly-Scalable and Secure Access to Cloud Storage (August 12, 2009)
CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/12/09 -- Permabit Technology Corporation, the leading innovator of value tier storage solutions for the enterprise, today announced that they have entered into a partnership with Mezeo Software, the industry's leading provider of a deployable platform for cloud storage that enables providers of IT Hosting, Managed Services, SaaS, and converged Telcos to immediately monetize Storage as a Service.
The partnership allows service providers to offer high-value solutions to their customer base by providing anywhere, anytime access to cloud storage. Through their joint technology offerings, Permabit and Mezeo will offer solutions that are unmatched in terms of cost-effectiveness, scalability, security and multi-tenancy using a RESTful Web services API-based platform.
Highlights of the technology partnership include:
-- Permabit Cloud Storage delivers the high availability necessary for service providers to meet aggressive Service Level Agreements, while its grid architecture enables service providers to seamlessly expand and upgrade storage as needed from terabytes to petabytes. With Permabit's flexible pricing model, service providers can take advantage of this advanced technology with minimal up-front capital expense, and address the three critical technology concerns customers raise about cloud storage solutions: scalability, availability and security. -- The Mezeo Cloud Storage Platform(TM) (MCSP), a white label solution purpose-built for service providers, enables Managed Service Providers and IT service providers to offer multiple, branded cloud storage offerings to their customers and reseller networks. Users can access files anywhere, anytime through the desktop, Web, smartphone (iPhone®, BlackBerry® or Windows Mobile®) or applications. The extensible platform comes with RESTful web service APIs to deliver reliable storage access via the internet. The MCSP leverages industry standard hardware and software, including Linux, Apache, and PostgreSQL to provide a highly available, secure and multi-tenant environment. -- The Mezeo and Permabit solution is a complete cloud storage offering that can be rapidly deployed in any technology environment. Mezeo's interface and access capabilities combined with Permabit's storage allow service providers to easily deploy cloud storage offerings and offer an easy-to-use and reliable solution to their customers. Permabit's built-in inline next-generation data deduplication (Dedupe 2.0) dramatically improves the system's effective storage capacity. Multi-tenancy provides the ability to host thousands of customers' data securely within a single solution. Base configurations up to 144TB raw disk capacity provide simple initial deployment options. Up to 32 grids (4.6PB total raw capacity) can be easily managed from a central web-based console. The system automatically and transparently adapts as storage nodes are added, re- distributing data across the storage grid as the system expands. Providing unmatched scalability, ensuring data security and providing ubiquitous access help the combined solution deliver on the promise of the cloud -- storage that is more cost-effective and efficient than that delivered by internal systems. Together, Permabit and Mezeo deliver an efficient and cost effective method for hosting storage.
"The challenge for service providers up to this point has been the ability to offer high-value cloud solutions that appeal to a broad and diverse customer base that are both scalable and cost effective. The partnership between Permabit and Mezeo gives service providers the ability to offer the most secure and reliable cloud storage solutions with minimal up-front financial investment." -- Tom Cook, President and CEO, Permabit
"Mezeo is excited about working with Permabit to provide Service Providers with a complete Cloud Storage solution for their customers. Together, Mezeo and Permabit offer a highly scalable, secure and cost-effective solution that enables Service Providers to offer anytime, anywhere access to the Storage Cloud. Our certification efforts will give Service Providers the added assurance that they are offering a proven, reliable solution to their customers." -- Steve Lesem, President and CEO, Mezeo Software
"Enterprises today recognize the benefits of a cloud storage solution, and they are seeking solutions from trusted providers that can guarantee security and availability of their data. Service providers looking to enter this market quickly and effectively can do so using solutions from Permabit and Mezeo Software. The combination of proven storage solutions from Permabit and the cloud storage platform from Mezeo enables service providers to rapidly take to market a flexible, secure and competitively priced cloud storage solution." -- Brett Cooper, Taneja Group
Permabit delivers the industry's most advanced enterprise Value Tier storage solution. With patented data reduction and protection technology, the Permabit Enterprise Archive(TM) provides massively scalable disk-based storage at the lowest effective cost available. Permabit enables decades of secure, reliable, online information access with a rapid return on investment. Permabit was founded in 2000 by a technical and business team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For more information, visit: www.permabit.com.
About Mezeo Software
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Mezeo is the industry's leading provider of a deployable platform for cloud storage that enables IT Hosting providers, Managed Service Providers, SaaS Providers, and converged Telcos to immediately monetize Storage as a Service. Our Cloud Storage Platform Solutions include Cloud Storage with Web services APIs, Access Cloud, SaaS Cloud and Personal Cloud Storage. These solutions feature secure file storage, advanced file sharing and collaboration, content tagging and true anywhere access from an integrated Windows desktop, rich Web 2.0 browsers and iPhone, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile native client access. Mezeo is easy to deploy, highly scalable and highly secure, with well-designed APIs for platform extensibility. Mezeo was named in CRN's list of the Top 25 Coolest Emerging Vendors of 2009. For more information, go to www.mezeo.com.
Permabit, the Permabit logo, Permabit Enterprise Archive, and Scalable Data Reduction are trademarks of Permabit Technology Corporation, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.
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