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Assurance Storage Teams Up with AIC to Provide ODM Configurable Storage Appliances

04/12/2012

The new Assurance Storage Guardian series of configurable storage servers enable channel partners to build, customize, brand and sell complete high-performance storage systems.

Louisville, Colorado - April 12, 2011 - Assurance Storage (www.AssuranceStorage.com), the leading provider of Storage Software for high performance autonomic tiered storage for data-intensive applications; announces today the general availability of the Assurance Guardian series of ODM storage solutions for SAN, NAS, Unified Storage and Solid-State Storage, developed with the assistance of AIC Inc.

The Guardian series includes both hardware and software, providing a "white box" series of products for channel partners interested in customized storage solutions that include branded hardware, software and GUI. Assurance Storage and AIC Inc offer a complete ODM solution, providing speed-to-market, cost-effective, high-margin platforms allowing partners to offer a wide range of their own branded storage solutions.

This unique approach of using configurable appliances as storage components is designed to provide channel partners with the flexibility to provide customizable complete storage systems to their meet a board range of their customers' requirements.

The Guardian series offers includes the Assurance Virtualization Engine, which provides an integrated management platform whether the customer wishes to deploy SAN, NAS, Unified Storage or SSD solutions. Through its easy-to-use GUI, storage administrators can easily install, configure and expand the system

End customers using the Assurance Guardian appliances gain the benefits of aligning the value of data with the value of flexible storage options combined with Assurance Storage's ApplicationSmartTM software, to improve performance for a variety of business critical applications such as:

  • Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) increases precision and access speed
  • Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) provides real-time data updates
  • Database Management Systems such as Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server
  • Metadata Management for large content repositories
  • Cache Management Engine for NAS / SAN storage

"The Assurance Guardian series provides a tremendous opportunity for channel partners to benefit from the latest in storage server technology combined with flexible storage media choices and industry-leading virtualization and caching software," said Steve Visconti, President and CEO at Assurance. "With this series of appliances, partners can provide a wide range of storage options to meet every need of their clients. We are looking forward to meeting with customers and channel partners in the AIC Inc booth at the NAB 2012 event in Las Vegas, April 14 - 19".

"Customers and partners will now be able to manage some of the most advanced storage systems using the intuitive GUI front-end of the Assurance Virtualization Engine that will also enable them to integrate with their existing software and hardware storage solutions," said Sherman Tang, Vice President - Server and Storage Solutions at AIC Inc. "AIC is delighted to work with Assurance to deliver customizable solutions to our joint partners and customers."

About AIC, Inc.

AIC Inc. is a leading provider of OEM/ODM server and storage solutions developed to meet the unique demands of a wide variety of markets. With expertise in in-house design, validation, manufacturing and production, our expansive selection of products are highly flexible and can be configured to any form factor or custom configuration. AIC Inc. leads the industry in all categories with years of experience in mechanical, electronic, system-level engineering as well as a dedication to product innovation and customer support. Headquartered in Taoyuan, Taiwan, AIC Inc. has offices in US, Europe, Japan, and China. AIC Inc. offers a wide selection of standard AIC products, which is now recognized worldwide. For more information on AIC products, please visit our website: http://www.aicipc.com.

About Assurance Storage

Assurance Storage is revolutionizing the data management and storage markets by challenging the traditional thinking on how to optimize storage. Assurance's autonomic tiered storage software architecture solves the productivity challenges created by the need to overcome the physical limitations of traditional disk I/O systems. Its unique, high performance solutions combine autonomic software, high density spinning disk and tightly integrated SSD technology to deliver unparalleled performance density, scalability, and management, at the industry's lowest operational costs. For more information, visit www.AssuranceStorage.com.