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CARI.net Selects BridgeSTOR Solution to Reduce I/O Bottlenecks in Their Cloud Data Centers

Cloud Hosting Leader Adopts Company's AOS Appliance for Unbeatable Price/Performance Ratio

POWAY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/12/11 -- BridgeSTOR, LLC, redefining the cost per terabyte equation through advanced data reduction appliances, today announced that CARI.net, a cloud computing company with seven data centers servicing more than 8,500 customers around the globe, has chosen its AOS High Density Network Storage Applianceto solve the problems of disk I/O limitations inherently found within virtualized environments.

San Diego-based CARI.net owns and operates multiple datacenters with critical system infrastructures that assures customers of continual uptime. Started in 1997 as a hosting provider, CARI.net has built an international base of enterprise customers who require automated provisioning, flexible configurations, and around-the-clock certified systems support. In order to retain and grow its customer base, CARI.net continually seeks out innovative hardware and software solutions that push the envelope on performance, often using the latest cutting-edge technologies available to ensure that it provides the most dependable and reliable services for their client's mission critical computing and storage platforms.

Looking to leverage the redundancy and performance benefits of multi-disk 10GbE iSCSI SANs, CARI.net's search led it to BridgeSTOR and its line of Advanced Data Reduction solutions. Says Joe McMillen, CARI.net's CEO, "The combination of BridgeSTOR's breakthrough disk I/O, compression, de-duplication and thin provisioning fit the unique requirements demanded by today's cloud deployments and content make-up. By connecting our cloud systems to the BridgeSTOR AOS appliances, we've achieved compression ratios of 8:1 or greater."

"BridgeSTOR employs a team of industry veterans with decades of experience in storage," noted Mike Carpenter, VP of Business Development for CARI.net, "while developing complex cloud solutions for enterprise customers, the CARI.net sales team received critical sales support from BridgeSTOR sales engineers. This is the type of partnership needed to deliver best-in-class service for our customers' requirements for high reliability."

CARI.net provides Cloud Solutions and I.T. automation for the global enterprise community via best in class infrastructure and wholly owned private data centers. By "virtualizing" entire data centers, CARI.net is uniquely able to offer on-demand, scalable business services without requiring customers to sign long term contracts, nor invest in large up-front capital expenditures.

"CARI.net's commitment to providing its customers with the most robust virtual infrastructure available and extreme high performance led it to seek out a better solution to today's storage challenges," said BridgeSTOR's CEO John Matze. "By implementing BridgeSTOR's AOS High Density Network Storage Appliance, CARI.net was able to realize improved operation efficiency at reduced cost, allowing it to get the most productivity out of its cloud computing infrastructure. CARI.net has discovered firsthand how our AOS appliances deliver unmatched capacity efficiency, management simplicity, ease of installation and breakthrough value for its business."

Depending on the data, deduplication reduces block storage data by 10 to 80 percent. Compression works on the deduplicated data, as well as on blocks that do not deduplicate. Together, these advanced data reduction techniques can shrink storage capacity requirements by up to 4:1, or 75%, although some types of data can be reduced even more aggressively without compromising performance.

BridgeSTOR VS-ADR appliances are available through select channel partners. Please see www.BridgeSTOR.com to locate a partner or for more information.

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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