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San Diego, CA and Honolulu, HI, December 5, 2011 – Nirvanix today announced that DRFortress, Hawaii's premier managed colocation services provider, will deploy a Nirvanix Hybrid Cloud Storage solution and offer consumption-based data backup and archival services across the Pacific Rim. This pact expands Nirvanix's addressable market and positions DRFortress at the forefront of cloud storage service delivery not only in Hawaii but also across the entire Pacific Rim region. DRFortress represents the ninth datacenter now part of the global Nirvanix Cloud Storage Network™.
With a Hybrid Cloud Storage node based in Honolulu, DRFortress can address the significant market demand from companies across the Pacific Rim to store critical business data both locally in Hawaii and on the U.S. mainland, Asia Pacific or Europe to facilitate enhanced business continuity and global data collaboration strategies.
"As the first provider of enterprise-grade object storage-based cloud services in Hawaii and the broader Pacific Rim region, DRFortress has a significant competitive advantage as it enters this market," said Scott Genereux, President and CEO of Nirvanix. "Nirvanix's proven cloud storage and DRFortress' state-of-the-art datacenter and connectivity capabilities place DRFortress in a highly strategic position to post material market share gains in the coming year."
"While many vendors are talking about hybrid clouds, Nirvanix is busy delivering them to customers," said Steve Duplessie, Founder and Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. "With recent customer wins at Cerner, USC and IBM, this hybrid cloud deployment at DRFortress is another indicator that Nirvanix continues to execute with its highly differentiated cloud storage services."
With Nirvanix's battle-hardened, second generation technology, DRFortress will be able to offer its clients enterprise-grade cloud storage designed from the ground up for five nines of data availability and capable of supporting millions of users, billions of objects and exabytes of data. Nirvanix Hybrid Cloud Storage is a private, local instantiation of a cloud storage node on DRFortress' carrier-class datacenter premises that also enables instantaneous cloud bursting – the ability to access and replicate to the eight other nodes that comprise the Nirvanix Cloud Storage Network – for additional capacity, bandwidth and enhanced availability. The Hybrid node will be fully managed as a service by Nirvanix and clients of DRFortress will only pay for storage that they actually consume, in a true pay-as-you-go usage model.
"We believe that there is a billion dollar market opportunity for enterprise-grade cloud storage services in the Pacific Rim region by 2015 as customers look to reduce capital expenditures and move off of antiquated storage systems to modernize their backup and archival needs," said Fred Rodi, President of DRFortress. "With the new DRFortress Cloud Storage Services, powered by Nirvanix, we are expanding our managed services portfolio with the recognized industry-leading solution, as recently validated by the world's largest IT services company. We also look forward to collaborating with Nirvanix's partners such as CommVault and Symantec to provide our customers with 'one click to the cloud' access to our managed services."
Using DRFortress' services, customers can now maintain multiple live replicas of their data in multiple locations of their choice to satisfy both in-country and out-of-region data retention and compliance requirements. In addition, Nirvanix's secure, highly granular multi-tenancy software enables DRFortress customers to create a subaccount for each branch office, equip each office with its own username and password, and provide clear direction on where in the Cloud Storage Network the data is to reside.
Based in Honolulu, DRFortress is Hawaii's premier managed colocation services provider offering network neutral datacenter and managed services to companies with mission-critical systems and business continuity plans as well as content creators and distributors, system integrators, carriers, wireless service providers, cable companies and ISPs. The company's state-of-the-art datacenter houses the densest concentration of IP carriers in Hawaii, including AT&T, Clearwire, Hawaiian Telecom, Oceanic Time Warner Cable, CenturyLink, tw telecom and Wavecom Solutions.
Nirvanix is the leading provider of enterprise-class cloud storage services designed specifically for customers with expectations of extreme security, reliability and redundancy. Under its CloudComplete™ portfolio, Nirvanix is the only company that offers public, hybrid and private cloud storage services. The company's battle-hardened, proven second generation technology is utilized by leading IT OEMs and is fully integrated with third-party backup and archiving software products and appliances, enabling One Click to the Cloud™. Nirvanix has over 1,200 global customers accessing its Cloud Storage Network™, from SMBs to Fortune 500 companies.
For more information about the company and its services, visit www.nirvanix.com.