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Founder of Open Source Storage Re-Launches Company

Open Source Pioneer Reduces Costs of Enterprise Data Storage by 30 to 40%

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Open Source Storage, the visionaries and creators of enterprise data storage solutions, announced today that the company has re-launched under the leadership of Eren Niazi, the original founder. As the collection and storage of data reaches unprecedented levels, Open Source Storage has returned with a turnkey solution that allows enterprises to establish high performance datacenters without the steep licensing fees associated with proprietary storage solutions.

Founded by Niazi in 2001, Open Source Storage was one of the first solutions providers to scale open source software to large, enterprise datacenters. From 2001 to 2007, the company provided storage solutions for a remarkable array of organizations including Facebook, Shutterfly, NASA, KPMG, the U.S. Army and Lockheed Martin.

Today, Open Source Storage is once again using open source software and commodity hardware to design highly scalable and reliable enterprise storage solutions. By eliminating licensed software and proprietary hardware, Open Source Storage is able to reduce the typical costs of data ownership by 30 to 40 percent.  

Minimizing the costs of enterprise data storage has become critical given the immense growth in digital information. According to a report from the International Data Corporation (IDC), the global volume of data is more than doubling every year. And although individuals generate 75% of data, "enterprises have some liability for 80% of information in the digital universe at some point in its digital life."

According to Niazi, Open Source Storage's initial product offering is essentially a "private cloud-in-a-box" that can support the storage needs of startups, mid-size businesses and large-scale enterprise. A dedicated team customizes, installs and maintains the system for each customer. The solution gives organizations the scalability and efficiency of cloud architecture along with the security of on-premises data storage.    

"We've brought back Open Source Storage at the request of the open source community and with the backing of private investors," said Niazi. "Proprietary storage solutions with exorbitant licensing fees, steep hardware costs and inflexible architecture have become impractical for companies that are collecting enormous amounts of data and staking success on the development of big data applications. We started the open source storage movement in 2001, and we're now returning to the market with powerful technology, an accomplished team and new products that will shape the future of data storage."

About Open Source Storage

Open Source Storage is a pioneer in open source datacenter solutions. The company designs, installs and maintains enterprise datacenters built on open source software and components to reduce the total costs of data ownership. The company is dedicated to providing customers with outstanding service and cutting edge storage products that offer the highest performance, scalability and reliability. Founded in 2001 by Eren Niazi, a leader in the Open Source movement, Open Source Storage has served organizations ranging from dynamic startups to Fortune 500 companies and national government agencies.

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