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MSDI Selects Cleversafe Object Storage Technology to Support Cloud Offerings

June 17, 2014

Cleversafe Enables MSDI to Provide Growing Customer Base with Reliable Cloud Services

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cleversafe, Inc., the industry-leading object-based storage provider, today announced that MSDI has selected Cleversafe’s dsNet® technology to power its private, hybrid and public cloud offerings.

MSDI is a leading IT consulting firm that specializes in providing data storage, virtualization, business continuity, disaster recovery and performance tuning services to enterprise customers. As client data demands continued to grow, MSDI needed a cost-effective, reliable and highly scalable cloud storage and backup solution that could power the back-end of its cloud services portfolio.

“We wanted a cloud platform that would enable us to provide a data storage and backup solution with the availability our customers needed to meet their recovery time objectives,” said Bryan Champagne, chief technology officer at MSDI. “Not only does Cleversafe’s object storage technology allow us to offer highly scalable and secure cloud services to our customers, but it also enables us to offer more reliability at a price that is very competitive in the cloud market.”

Cleversafe’s dsNet object-based storage solution enables MSDI to offer scalable cloud infrastructures that are easy to grow and maintain. Cleversafe’s storage system is built on a shared nothing architecture that simplifies system management and enables rolling system updates that dramatically reduce downtime. Since implementing Cleversafe’s technology, MSDI and its cloud customers have not seen a single IT outage and have experienced uninterrupted service.

In addition to utilizing Cleversafe’s technology to support its cloud offerings, MSDI uses the dsNet solution for its own backup and recovery. As the growing company continues to add businesses to its robust client list, secure data is a primary concern. Compared to replication-based storage systems – which make full copies of information available in multiple locations – Cleversafe’s solution uses a patented, geographically dispersed erasure coding and houses data as virtualized and encrypted “slices” spread across devices and storage nodes. This method is inherently more secure than traditional methods because it would require a multi-site security breach to compromise the data.

“We are excited to work with MSDI both as its storage provider and as the technology that enables the company to provide customers with a more robust cloud offering,” said Russ Kennedy, senior vice president of Product Strategy and Customer Solutions at Cleversafe. “Our team is invested in not only providing the company with easy-to-use and secure object storage technology, but also with a competitive advantage that is already helping MSDI win new business.”

About MSDI:

MSDI is a leading solution consulting firm specializing in data storage, virtualization, business continuity, disaster recovery, and performance tuning of SAN infrastructure. The company’s staff is made up of engineers and consultants that have an extensive background in SAN and Network Consulting and have formerly been employed with some of the top manufacturers of data storage solutions in the world. MSDI specializes in providing data storage and virtualization solutions to customers, with a primary focus in the design and implementation of the infrastructure to support these technologies.

About Cleversafe Inc.

Cleversafe has created a breakthrough technology that solves petabyte-and-beyond big data storage problems. This solution drives 65 percent or more of the storage cost from the business while enabling secure and reliable global access and collaboration. The world's largest data repositories rely on Cleversafe. To learn more about Cleversafe and its solutions, please visit www.cleversafe.com, call 312-423-6640 or email us at sales@cleversafe.com.





Edelman for Cleversafe, Inc.

Erin Dendinger, (312) 297-6900

erin.dendinger@edelman.com



Source: Cleversafe, Inc.


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