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Storage Switzerland Hands-On Review

Gridstore today announced that analyst firm Storage Switzerland rates part two of their testing of the Gridstore 2.0 solution

Gridstore, a provider of scale-out NAS solutions for the SMB market, has announced that analyst firm Storage Switzerland rates part two of their testing of the Gridstore 2.0 solution’s graphical user interface (GUI) a success. In the hands-on review, “Driving the Scale Out GUI –Gridstore Scale Out NAS Test Drive,” Storage Switzerland’s senior analyst, George Crump, shares his “test drive” findings following a second look at the Gridstore Scale-out NAS solution.

“A key testing area with scale-out or grid storage systems is how well does the system’s management software deliver on the promise of multiple storage servers acting as one. There are times during the administrative day that you want to manage all these nodes as one entity while there are other times when you want to be able to see and manage the individual nodes,” said Crump. “I am happy to report that the Gridstore handles this challenge quite nicely. Gridstore has successfully balanced the management of a single grid while allowing detailed inspection of the nodes within that grid.”

“With Gridstore’s Scale-out NAS solution, every organization, regardless of the size of its data storage requirements, can have the enterprise-class capabilities it requires without compromising performance, reliability or risk,” said Kelly Murphy, CEO, Gridstore. “Storage Switzerland has validated in their test drive evaluation that our next-generation NAS solution eliminates single points of failure and is simple and cost effective to manage and grow based on our customer’s business requirements.”

The Storage Switzerland paper covering the test drive of the Gridstore 2.0 solution GUI will be the second in a three-part series of reports. The report includes video of the lab’s testing of the scale-out GUI. Storage Switzerland will be evaluating the Gridstore 2.0 solution’s performance over a 90-day period and providing additional reports including results of read/write tests.

The Gridstore Scale-out NAS storage solution offloads storage processing onto an unlimited number of Virtual Storage Controllers running in client side machines. This enables very simple low cost storage nodes to be used in parallel while generating exceptional performance, scaling and reliability that goes beyond any product in its class.

To view the complete Storage Switzerland report visit:

http://www.storage-switzerland.com/Blog/Entries/2011/9/20_Driving_the_Sc...

About Gridstore
Gridstore is the innovation leader in scale-out Network Attached Storage (NAS) products. The Gridstore NASg solution provides unlimited storage capacity and reliability at a fraction of the cost of traditional storage solutions. NASg is designed for small-to-mid-sized businesses and Managed Service Providers who struggle with the risk, cost and complexity of storage sprawl and who need enterprise class storage without the cost and complexity.  Founded in 2007, Gridstore is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. and has development facilities in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, please visit: http://www.gridstore.com.

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Derek Harris Sr. is a senior technology writer and blogger with more than 20 years experience in journalism.

While covering a broad spectrum of technology segments, his focus is weighted on enterprise technologies in the data storage, security and infrastructure spaces.