AiNET Launches Innovative Cloud-Based, Trusted Storage as a Service Offering
Leveraging its own Peta10 SAN solution, the new, AiNET Trusted Storage as a Service offering combines breakthrough pricing with the performance, security, reliability and scalability to support real-time applications in today’s virtualized environments.
Beltsville, MD – November 14, 2011 – AiNET®, a leader in design, construction, operations, and technology solutions for Internet data centers and fiber optic networks supporting critical applications, today announced the launch of a new Cloud-based, Trusted Storage as a Service offering that will support real-time applications using increasingly-popular virtualized environments such as VMware®, Hyper-V®, Citrix® and Xen®. The Service was developed as a result of increasing demand for high-performance, real-time storage solutions and is currently available in the Washington, DC area market.
As a high-performance foundation is critical in a shared infrastructure setting, AiNET Trusted Storage as a Service leverages the AiNET Peta10 storage area network (SAN). Among other techniques, the Peta10 employs a solid state drive (SSD) front end and collaborative load processing to provide the requisite high levels of performance. Users can interface with the SANs at multi-gigabit/s levels using common storage methods including iSCSI, NFS and GPFS®.
“Performance is part of the picture, but reliability is every bit as important,” said Deepak Jain, president of AiNET. “Therefore, beyond configuring the Peta10s for RAID 6, we have them perform synchronous SAN replication, a far-reaching reliability measure we haven’t seen in a shared service environment.” SANs operating synchronously provide immediate data duplication for the highest level of reliability and data integrity. To ensure data security, AiNET Trusted Storage as a Service operates using the same highly-secure, Government Information Assurance protocols used to protect extremely sensitive data.
AiNET Trusted Storage as a Service is being introduced with promotional pricing, including 512 GB of free storage per new cabinet for customers in one of AiNET’s data centers, including its certified SAS 70 Type II, TIA-942 Tier IV facility in the Washington, DC market. The Service is also reachable from points of presence on AiNET’s expanding, regional DWDM fiber optic network including 300 West Lexington in Baltimore and CoreSite’s (NYSE: COR) 1275 K Street data center in downtown Washington. Additionally, CoreSite customers at 12100 Sunrise Valley Drive in Reston can access the Service via CoreSite’s inter-site DWDM connectivity products.
“CoreSite is pleased to see the continued growth of our cloud-centric data center ecosystem in Washington DC/NoVA,” commented Chris Bair, CoreSite senior vice president of sales. “Customers like AiNET are key to keeping CoreSite data center ecosystems vital to network-sensitive organizations.”
Last month AiNET announced the start of construction of a major fiber network throughout Washington, DC, and any buildings reached by this network will have easy access to the Service. Plans are underway to launch Trusted Storage as a Service in other markets in 2012.
AiNET is a leader in design, construction, operations, and technology solutions for Internet data centers and fiber optic networks supporting critical applications. It owns and operates multiple data centers with offerings ranging from wholesale mission-critical space to colocation with connectivity and full cloud and application support services. AiNET owns and operates one of the few certified, SAS 70 Type II, TIA-942 Tier IV data centers in the world. Its technology solutions include the AiNET Peta10, a high-performance SAN system and newly-patented technology, the AiNET Critical Power Protection Supervisor, which protects data centers and other facilities relying on critical power from a class of vulnerabilities. AiNET’s Federal Cloud services focus on the security needs of Government and public sector clients. Its 100% service level guarantee protects data center and communications customers. Via its own redundant, diverse fiber optic network, AiNET connects its data centers to major carrier hotels in multiple cities to provide significant communications capabilities and diversity. For more information please visit www.ai.net.
CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE: COR) is a national provider of powerful, network-rich data centers, efficient interconnection services, and global peering opportunities. More than 700 customers such as Global 1000 enterprises, communications providers, cloud and content companies, financial firms, media and entertainment, healthcare, and Government agencies trust CoreSite to power, cool, connect, and secure their mission-critical IT assets. CoreSite data centers are catalysts for network growth, featuring established industry ecosystems with access to 200+ carriers and service providers resulting in more than 12,000 interconnections under management. The company tailors its data center product to unique customer requirements by way of a flexible offering that includes cage-to-cabinet colocation, private data centers and suites, and a responsive customer service and support infrastructure. CoreSite’s portfolio comprises more than two million square feet, including space held for redevelopment and development, across 12 data centers in seven key U.S. economic centers. For more information, visit www.CoreSite.com.
VMware is registered trademark of VMware, Inc. , Hyper-V is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corp., Citrix and Xen are registered trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. GPFS is a registered trademark of IBM Corp. AiNET is a registered trademark of AiNET Corporation. Peta10 is a trademark of AiNET Corporation.
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