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Amplidata and QStar Partner to Create Object Storage-based Active Archive Solution

Companies to demonstrate solution of technologies at IBC 2011

Santa Clara, CA / Mary Esther, FL – August 31, 2011 – Amplidata, an innovator in unbreakable Object Storage, and QStar Technologies, a global leader in enterprise class archive and data management software, today announced a partnership to combine technologies and bring a joint solution to market that leverages Amplidata’s AmpliStor and QStar’s file and archive management platform. The joint solution will be introduced at IBC, Europe’s largest tradeshow for media and entertainment.

This two-way partnership will enable both companies to leverage each other’s technologies, as well as provide an opportunity to broadly market joint solutions created by their products. Amplidata’s customers will benefit from the joint solutions by enabling simplified access to Amplidata’s AmpliStor Optimized Object Storage platform through standard NAS protocols via the QStar file gateway. QStar’s customers will now have access to an ultra-scalable and self-managing Object Storage platform for enabling Petabyte-scale storage archives with a dramatically new low cost of ownership.

QStar’s data management software also provides Amplidata customers with an advanced set of capabilities to enable integration into a tiered storage environment, geographic data replication, and data retention and deletion policies. These capabilities enable advanced solutions to be implemented on AmpliStor including archival solutions with automated policy-based data movement between tiers, disaster recovery with multiple geographically distributed sites, and long-term compliance solutions that enforce data retention & purging requirements.

Amplidata’s AmpliStor is a petabyte-scale Object Storage system for unstructured data applications. It provides the highest levels of storage durability and availability at the lowest possible cost. AmpliStor features patent-pending technology that is optimized for where RAID fails, on multi-terabyte disk drives. The technology enables customers to build active archives that do not require backups and which are highly cost-efficient. By cutting the drive and power requirements by up to 70%, customers can expect up to 90% cost savings over traditional disk storage solutions.

“This partnership provides a tremendous opportunity for any company looking to economically store or archive large amounts of data, from media and entertainment to healthcare and other industries managing large unstructured data” said Riccardo Finotti, President and CEO of QStar Technologies. “When we looked closely at the technology from Amplidata, it was clear that with their BitSpread technology, they have introduced a next generation Object Storage solution, bringing significant advantages to the table over what is currently available”.

“QStar is an ideal partner for Amplidata, as it provides us with a perfect front end for our solution and will significantly improve time to market, something our customers have been asking for,” said Wim De Wispelaere, CEO of Amplidata. “This collaboration of technologies is truly symbiotic as it combines our leading-edge storage solution and preserves the natural way that people are accustomed to storing data, by using QStar’s CIFS / NFS archive gateway.”

The combined solution will be available for a full demonstration at IBC 2011 in Amsterdam, September 9-13 in the Amplidata booth. Located in Hall 6, Stand Number 6.A05.

About Amplidata

Amplidata was founded in 2008 with a team of storage veterans who developed an Optimized Object Storage (OOS) system specifically for unstructured data. The solution, called AmpliStor, provides “Ten 9’s” of storage durability, high-performance and power efficiency at the lowest possible cost of ownership. AmpliStor scales to Petabytes and beyond, and requires 50-70% less storage capacity to protect data compared to alternative solutions. Amplidata has its operational and R&D headquarters in Lochristi, Belgium, with US operations based in Redwood City, CA.  www.amplidata.com.

About QStar

QStar Technologies is a leading provider of enterprise-class archive, data management and disaster prevention software and solutions. QStar offers a complete archive and data management platform that is operating system and storage hardware independent. QStar storage virtualization software makes any archive technology easily accessible through standard network protocols. The world’s leading companies rely on QStar for secure, cost effective and reliable storage protection of their valuable digital assets. www.qstar.com


Amplidata Contact
Tom Leyden
+32 473 92 22 11


QStar Contact
Linda Thomson
+1 850-240-6015


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