The good news just keeps on coming for cloud storage company StorSimple, a provider of Enterprise Cloud Storage for Windows and VMware infrastructures.
At VMworld 2011, which took place last week in Las Vegas, the cloud storage company was named a Best of VMworld 2011 finalist in the Business Continuity and Data Protection category. Moreover, according to a blog post written by StorSimple, the company was also the only Storage System finalist showing the ever growing importance of cloud storage.
VMworld 2011, hosted by VMware, is a virtualization and cloud infrastructure designed for IT professionals seeking to accelerate success in their enterprises as they preserve existing investments while aligning their specific requirements to enable the cloud, according to event officials.
In order to become a “Best of VMworld 2011 Finalist in the Business Continuity and Data Protection,” a company is evaluated for its product, use and manageability, filling a market gap, functionality, value and performance, StorSimple blogged. The submission described the StorSimple 5000 and 7000 appliance series as follows: The appliance instantly integrates into an existing environment and can be used for VMware Ready Enterprise Cloud Storage as follows: Backup - Instant Restore with Cloud Data Protection; Disaster Recovery - Replace Tape with Cloud DR from any Location; Primary Storage - SSD Performance with the Cloud-as-a-Tier; and Automatic Archival - Live Archives with Cloud Elasticity.
StorSimple has had a lot to celebrate recently, aside from this latest news. Earlier this summer, the cloud storage company was named Microsoft (News - Alert) BizSpark Partner of the Year, it received the grand prize for Best of Show in the Product section at the 2011 InteropTokyo show, investors described StorSimple as a “safe bet” and StorSimple announced a Series C round of funding of $10.5 million.
Most recently, MedPlast, a provider of thermoplastic medical device, announced that it has turned to StorSimple for its “fully baked” cloud storage offering.
When MedPlast took notice that its existing backup targets were becoming full and backup windows were growing excessively long, MedPlast began to direct its attention toward the cloud and cloud storage offerings. Its extensive search process brought it to StorSimple and, ultimately, MedPlast selected StorSimple for VMware ready cloud storage on Amazon S3.
“It was apparent that StorSimple has the most fully baked solution,” he added. “They have the most enterprise class product and organization. As soon as you open the box with the StorSimple device you can tell it’s an enterprise class, robust, purpose-built device.”
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