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Yottabyte's Tursi said the company's software, in combination with commodity hardware, can replace storage arrays and software, servers, virtualization and encryption technologies from all the major vendors. The company's road map also includes adding such capabilities as search, disaster recovery and write once, read many (WORM) in the near future, he said.
He also said Yottabyte Enterprise 2.0 is a more simple way to address cloud infrastructure than that promised by such vendors as SimpliVity and Scale Computing, which combine server, storage and networking resources in their own purpose-built hybrid appliances.
"With hybrid appliances, there will be some loss in performance or scalability somewhere," he said. "With us, customers can use the same infrastructure they currently use and add more memory or processors or disks or SSDs. Our software handles it all behind the scenes."
The software is intelligent enough that it knows that data to be archived should be stored on slower-spinning drives that use less energy, while leveraging server memory, SSDs or disk as needed for performance, Tursi said.
The software is currently sold to customers through solution providers. However, Tursi said, the company might make the software available through a couple of hardware vendors looking to bundle it with their hardware.
There are two pricing models.
For public cloud implementations, the software is available for 15 cents per deduplicated GB of data per month. "So if the customer has 10 TB of data in a cloud, but after deduplication it measures only 6 TB, they pay for only 6 TB," Tursi said.
For private cloud implementations, customers pay under $9,000 per physical host for a three-year subscription regardless of capacity. A one-year subscription is also available.
There is also a free edition for customers to test that is limited to a single host server regardless of the customer's capacity, he said.