BridgeSTOR Named One of ‘2011 Need to Know: Emerging Storage Vendors’ by CRN Magazine

POWAY, Calif. – May 4, 2011 – BridgeSTOR LLC today announced it has been named by CRN magazine among the 10 storage vendors “making a name for themselves in the channel” in an April 28 feature entitled “2011 Need to Know: Emerging Storage Vendors.”

Described as “storage vendors that are boosting their presence in the IT channel through appliances that automate data protection, platforms that build storage clouds and more,” the article highlighted BridgeSTOR and its ability to deliver highly effective duplication and compression for VMware, Windows and Linux data while further reducing deduplicated Symantec Backup Exec 2010 data through hardware-accelerated compression.

“With a 100 percent sales model focused on our Global Channel Partners, being highlighted as a vendor that resellers need to know in a prestigious industry publication like CRN is recognition that we are happy to receive," said John Matze, CEO of BridgeSTOR. “CRN has been very good to me in previously naming me among the Top 25 Innovators and a ‘Storage Superstar,’ and now with this inclusion they honor our BridgeSTOR Application Optimized Storage appliances which offer unmatched capacity efficiency, management simplicity, ease of installation and breakthrough value for resellers’ customers.”

By combining primary and secondary storage deduplication, compression and “Disk on Demand” thin provisioning to reduce storage requirements, BridgeSTOR’s AOS appliances save disk capacity, reduce storage management time and complexity, and minimize power consumption, cooling, and floor and rack space requirements. Depending on the data, the deduplication component of BridgeSTOR appliances typically reduce unstructured application data by 10 to 80 percent. Compression works on the deduplicated data, as well as on blocks that do not deduplicate, shrinking the amount of capacity required to be stored by as much as an additional 50 percent.

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About BridgeSTOR

BridgeSTOR, LLC is an Advanced Data Reduction company headquartered in Poway, CA, near San Diego. The company is extending the boundaries of data deduplication into virtual machine disaster recovery and archive, optimized virtual data transfer to the Cloud and the long term retention of deduplicated data on magnetic tape.

BridgeSTOR was founded in May 2010 by John Matze, a “serial entrepreneur” with highly-respected credentials in identifying and filling technology gaps in storage product portfolios. Led by a management team that enjoys more than 100 years of data protection and storage industry experience, BridgeSTOR is bringing innovative and high-demand disaster recovery, archive, data reduction and backup solutions to organizations of all sizes.

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