March 14, 2012
Whamcloud to provide Level 3 Lustre support for Terascala's storage appliances
DANVILLE, Calif., and AVON, Mass., March 14 — Whamcloud, a venture-backed company formed from a worldwide network of high-performance computing (HPC) storage industry veterans, and Terascala, the leader in Fast Data storage management, today announced a reseller agreement for Lustre. Under the agreement, Whamcloud will provide Level 3 Lustre support to Terascala. The term of the agreement commences immediately.
Terascala's high throughput, high capacity storage appliances combine the Lustre file system, extensive analysis and optimization tools, integration and services, and are designed to speed the analysis of big data sets by large interconnected server installations. Commercial organizations are increasingly looking to Terascala solutions to improve their ability to process pools of big data, which until now, has been limited due to the throughput abilities of standard file systems.
"Lustre has proven to be the fastest parallel file system available today. At Terascala, we're seeing huge interest in fully supported, packaged Lustre solutions from both traditional HPC customers and commercial organizations that need the performance but lack the technical resources to build and manage their own solutions," said Steve Butler, CEO at Terascala. "Our agreement with Whamcloud will enable us to continue to deliver superior support to new and existing customers."
"Terascala is a well known brand in the Lustre space, and we're excited to be working together. Growth of the Lustre ecosystem, with more and more vendors like Terascala providing powerful solutions in the market bodes well for Lustre," said Brent Gorda, CEO of Whamcloud. "HPCwire called Lustre the technology of the year for 2011. This agreement with Terascala is a great example of how the Lustre ecosystem is thriving and growing. All this points to more opportunity – for the community, for vendors, and for customers – when choosing Lustre."
Terascala's high throughput storage solutions make big data fast. With Terascala, the leader in Fast Data storage management, organizations can transition from simply storing and sifting their data to leveraging that data to drive applications. By combining a parallel file system, extensive analysis and optimization tools, integration and services, Terascala's storage appliances enable rapid analysis of big data sets using large interconnected server installations by ensuring that servers are never starved for data. Founded in 2005, Terascala is based in Avon, Mass. Learn more at http://www.terascala.com.
Whamcloud is composed of HPC storage veterans and well-known Lustre experts, and implements and supports Lustre solutions in HPC centers around the world. Whamcloud actively promotes the growth, stability and vendor neutrality of Lustre. Lustre is utilized in over 60% of the TOP100 supercomputing sites today and is the best technology for addressing many of the exascale issues of tomorrow. http://www.whamcloud.com.
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