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BridgeSTOR Announces Deduplication, Compression and Encryption Strategy for Microsoft Windows Server 2008

Expands hardware-accelerated dedupe and compression appliance products with PCIe card-and-software solutions backed by money-back data reduction guarantee

POWAY, Calif. – September 20, 2011 – BridgeSTOR, LLC, redefining the cost per terabyte equation through a family of advanced data reduction products, today announced an extension of its highly successful Virtual Storage – Advanced Data Reduction (VS-ADR) strategy to include deduplication, compression and encryption card-and-software solutions for installation in new and existing Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 servers backed by an unprecedented data reduction guarantee.

The Company will offer the industry’s first and only Compression PCIe cards accompanied by BridgeSTOR software that enables new or in-place Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 computers to add capacity-multiplying data deduplication and compression as well as strong encryption to selected applications.

The Dedupe and Compression Cards will be available for suitably equipped HP ProLiant DL180, DL185, Dell PowerEdge R510, R610, R710 and R810, IBM x-Series M2 and M3, selected SuperMicro and other servers.

The hardware component of the BridgeSTOR Dedupe and Compression cards is the Exar, Inc. 8200 Series data reduction and security processor installed on a PCIe (x4) card. The Exar 8200 series processor is a specialized, high-performance component that enables data deduplication, compression and encryption to be performed in-line without compromising performance and without burdening the main system processor.

Software supplied by BridgeSTOR with the Dedupe and Compression Cards uniquely provides the system interface that performs deduplication and compression at the NTFS cluster level, adds the GUI, drivers, data reduction processing logic, block manager and utilities required to implement advanced data reduction with enhanced security in a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 environment.

BridgeSTOR is standing behind the effectiveness of its advanced data reduction by offering the industry’s first money-back data reduction guarantee. The “35%/35-Day Guarantee” program ensures that buyers will require a minimum of 35% less storage when compared to a baseline of traditional storage within 35 days of the BridgeSTOR product being placed into production, or the buyer can return the product to BridgeSTOR for a full refund of the purchase price.

“Our appliance customers have enthusiastically embraced dedupe, compression and encryption in plug-and-play appliances” said John Matze, BridgeSTOR founder and CEO. “After experiencing the benefits delivered by the appliances, many have returned to us to expand their use of the technology without the need to buy new servers. BridgeSTOR’s broadened strategy allows us to continue serving appliance buyers looking for pre-configured, drop-in solutions as well as buyers who don’t mind cracking the covers of a server to install a PCIe card. Our new 35%/35-Day guarantee now eliminates the risk for anyone thinking about our solutions.”

BridgeSTOR’s Advanced Data Reduction reduces the cost of acquiring storage hardware and provides on-going reductions in data center operational expenses including electrical power, cooling, rack space, post-warranty support and management time requirements.

BridgeSTOR’s initial card and software offerings will parallel the successful appliance focus and will be directed at Microsoft DPM 2010, NAS and backup-to disk applications. The new products will be announced throughout the months of September and October 2011. Please check the Dedupe and Compression Card FAQs 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.

Media Contact

Dawn Matze, President
BridgeSTOR
+1 858.375.7076
Press@BridgeSTOR.com