BOULDER, CO--(Marketwired - September 17, 2015) - SolidFire, ranked the #1 Solid-State Array, today announced its expansion into France and Germany. As significant markets in Europe for storage, both France and Germany host a growing number of enterprises and service providers whose computing needs demand the most agile and predictable storage infrastructure possible. SolidFire is uniquely positioned to accelerate strategic value for French and German organizations by providing the only storage platform that can consolidate mixed workloads, scale non-disruptively, and deliver guaranteed performance to every workload.
SolidFire's expansion in France and Germany comes as storage and cloud infrastructure is proving its value as a transformative element within European data centers. Data center infrastructure and cloud were named top technology priorities for both French and German CIOs in 2015. Forward-looking European CIOs are considering cloud solutions when modernizing their organization's legacy systems, providing opportunities that positively outweigh the risks -- including significant competitive advantages which enable faster reaction to changing market conditions.
"We're witnessing a growing demand for SolidFire's leading all-flash scale-out storage platform from large French and German enterprises and service providers as forward-looking IT leaders focus on creating value with their data center infrastructure by aligning business and IT," said SolidFire's Founder and CEO Dave Wright. "Large-scale European organizations are not only looking to solve their current performance challenges, but are seeking out solutions that allow them to solve broader, more complex challenges around scale, performance predictability and automation. SolidFire is committed to continuing to enable organizations across Europe solve these incredible problems and create new business opportunities with the only storage solution that's purpose-built to meet these requirements."
One of the first companies to deploy SolidFire in Germany is 1&1, a leading web hosting provider. 1&1 selected SolidFire's all-flash scale-out storage platform to provide a flexible, efficient, high-performance infrastructure for its new generation of cloud servers. SolidFire's ability to deliver true Quality of Service (QoS) with guaranteed performance, consolidate multiple workloads, and scale out non-disruptively has enabled 1&1 to greatly simplify the cloud deployment experience for its end users, while simultaneously reducing internal complexity.
"Our aim is to make the cloud easy -- that's our promise to our customers. We take the complexity of building and deploying a cloud away from our customers and focus on giving them a first-class cloud experience -- low latency, maximum performance and a simple pricing structure," said 1&1's CEO Robert Hoffmann. "SolidFire enables 1&1 to easily create high-performance cloud deployments and scale them up or down based on our customers' business needs while providing each customer with the exact resources they require without impacting the performance of other customers."
Selecting the right strategic partners for SolidFire's Cloud Builder Partner Program is a critical component of its expansion in France and Germany. This includes selecting an elite group of solutions providers, systems integrators and value-added resellers that have established expertise within the domains of storage, virtualization and cloud infrastructure. SolidFire recently welcomed DTS Systeme in Germany and Alyseo in France, both long-established systems integrators, into its Cloud Builder Partner Program.
"SolidFire has a unique solution that completes our data lifecycle management portfolio. The combination of SolidFire's scale-out architecture, its deep integration with VMware and OpenStack and its ability to guarantee performance means our customers can efficiently operate and consolidate performance-sensitive applications on a private cloud platform," said Kai Mallmann, CEO of DTS Systeme GmbH.
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.