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StorONE Powers Scientific and Engineering Research Capabilities at University of Limerick

StorONE, the software-defined enterprise storage platform company, today announced it has partnered with Wisetek, a global leader in advanced IT asset disposition (ITAD), data destruction, technology reuse and manufacturing services, to provide an innovative, new cloud storage solution to the University of Limerick that will be used for cutting-edge research and development projects.

StorONE’s Enterprise Storage Platform powers and optimizes Wisetek’s repurposed IT assets, known as an EcoBytz Storage Array, to deliver a storage solution that runs like new. The system is manufactured sustainably using repurposed parts, which is a core tenet of the Wisetek business model and its internal culture.

StorONE’s Enterprise Storage Platform, powering Wisetek’s EcoBytz Storage Array provides a cost-effective alternative to large, international cloud storage providers. With two server nodes, with 64 available cores and more than 100 terabytes of hard disk drive and solid-state disk storage capacity, the StorONE-powered system enables researchers to run critical applications with the resources they need while allowing for remote compiling of complex projects online.

The StorONE solution enables block, file and object storage in a single array. It is well suited to hybrid disk configurations, with auto tiering to ensure that data is stored in the most appropriate location based on the factors of performance, cost and risk profile. The system also has fast failed-drive rebuild functionality to recover data rapidly and efficiently.

“The ability to get performance to meet the demands of scientific research, flexibility of leveraging the cloud and the cost efficiency of deploying repurposed equipment made StorONE’s platform an obvious choice for the evolution of our storage infrastructure,” said Dr. Eoin O’Connell of UL. “Instead of implementing multiple storage systems from multiple vendors in order to satisfy our needs, we were able to get a single solution that supports all media types and protocols without added complexity or management headaches.”

The S1 Enterprise Storage Platform simplifies organizations’ storage infrastructures while dramatically reducing costs. It provides IT professionals with a solution that exceeds the objectives of software-defined storage, creating a storage platform that meets all present storage needs and is ready for future innovation. The platform is also protocol independent including fibre, iSCSI, NFS, SMB and S3. All members of the Enterprise Storage Platform are available on-premises or in the cloud and come with the same enterprise-class feature set, driven by the same interface which significantly reduces the cost of storage operation.

“StorONE’s S1:Enterprise Storage Platform has the ability to mix and match server and media vendors and technologies, which means that you can breathe new life into old hardware and reduce your hardware demands for the next few years,” said Gal Naor, CEO and co-founder of StorONE. “This flexibility also extends to S1 being able to run in the cloud and connect to an on-premises instance, offering organizations like the University of Limerick the opportunity to satisfy their mission-critical project needs cost-effectively with maximum performance and capacity. Only StorONE is capable of leveraging existing and repurposed IT assets to provide superior application performance and satisfy capacity needs in a cost-effective and affordable storage array.”

Sean Sheehan, CEO of Wisetek, said “Wisetek is delighted to partner with StorONE and the University of Limerick to install our new data storage solution. While Wisetek is entering a new market with this offering, we have been working in the area of data storage through our other services since the company’s inception. Our mission with EcoBytz is to disrupt the data storage market by introducing a cost sensitive product which can adequately scale and service the requirements of organizations in this area. This is an extremely exciting development for the company and speaks to our goals of continuing our rapid growth, entering new markets, and creating innovative solutions for our customers.”

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