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SolidFire Broadens Market Reach Delivering New Scale-Out All-Flash Storage Platforms With Guaranteed Performance Below $100K

New All-Flash Storage Nodes Make Workload Consolidation, Automation and Scale More Accessible

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BOULDER, CO--(Marketwired - October 07, 2014) - SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today announced the expansion of its flagship SF Series product line, unveiling two new storage nodes: the SF2405 and SF4805, which dramatically decrease the cost of entry for the industry's only cloud-scale All-Flash Array.

The new SF2405 expands the low end of the SolidFire product family starting at 35TB of effective capacity and 200,000 predictable IOPS, all below $100,000. The platform is targeted at IT departments and managers looking to accelerate the performance of individual applications or taking their first steps towards deploying a private cloud infrastructure and IT as a service.

The new SF4805 doubles the density of the SF2405 while providing 44 percent more storage capacity at a 30 percent lower cost than the previous SF3010. The SF4805 delivers SolidFire's lowest $/GB, with a starting 4-node footprint providing 69TB of effective capacity and 200,000 predictable IOPS. The product is targeted at customers looking to eliminate traditional storage silos by consolidating a mix of application workloads within a single infrastructure.

The SF2405 and SF4805 nodes are the third-generation of SolidFire hardware to be released since the platform became generally available in November 2012. Both new nodes can be seamlessly integrated with any current SolidFire platform and take advantage of the full SolidFire feature set including Guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS), complete system automation and scale-out storage design.

"The driving force behind these new nodes is to make SolidFire's proven all-flash storage technology more accessible to our target enterprise and service provider customers and to allow them to apply the platform to a broader set of use cases," said SolidFire's Founder and CEO, Dave Wright. "SolidFire has proven our technology at scale in many of the world's largest public and private clouds, but many of our enterprise customers and prospects are looking to accelerate individual workloads, while service providers would like to leverage SolidFire within their managed SAN and hosted private cloud offerings. The SF2405 and SF4805 allow us to respond to these immediate demands and help customers set their foundation for greater consolidation, automation and scale."

"Enterprises that think flash is still too expensive to deploy in their datacenters are mistaken. IDC believes that all enterprises should be using flash in at least some capacity in their datacenters today for both performance and economic benefits," said IDC's Flash Storage Research Director, Eric Burgener. "Many enterprises getting comfortable with flash start by running it to solve performance issues with individual applications before deploying all-flash arrays throughout their data center to consolidate dense mixed workloads."

SolidFire today also announced it has secured an $82 million series D round of funding, bringing its total funding to $150 million. Additional funds will help the company continue to raise the bar for innovation in the fast-growing All-Flash Array market and drive greater sales and marketing penetration within the North American, EMEA and APJ markets.

Recently ranked the #1 Solid-State Array by independent analysts, SolidFire offers the highest-performing all-flash storage systems for both accelerating application performance and consolidating mixed workloads. The SF2405 and SF4805 are currently available for order through SolidFire and its global partner network.

To learn how to smash silos and consolidate mixed workloads with guaranteed storage performance below $3/GB, visit: www.solidfire.com/flashforward.

About SolidFire
SolidFire is the market leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center. Leveraging SolidFire's all-flash architecture, with volume-level Quality of Service (QoS) controls, customers now can guarantee storage performance to thousands of applications within a shared infrastructure. Coupling this functionality with in-line data reduction techniques and system-wide automation results in substantial capital and operating cost savings relative to traditional disk and basic all-flash storage systems.

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