Strato Builds a Virtualized Cloud Storage Platform

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One of Europe’s biggest hosting companies, Strato provides a range of online services including HiDrive*, a subscription-based cloud storage platform for business users and consumers. To prepare the platform for future user growth and ensure the continued high performance of the service, Strato has enhanced its data center infrastructure with a new virtualized storage environment based on hardware including Intel® Xeon® processors E3 family, Intel® Solid-State Drives (Intel® SSDs) 710 and Intel® Ethernet 10 Gigabit Server Adapters. The new hardware platform offers a more cost-effective and flexible alternative to proprietary storage systems and provides the high performance, reliability, and scalability Strato needs as it looks to grow the user base for HiDrive.

“The performance we achieved with Intel’s technology in our benchmarking tests convinced us that it was the right choice for our new virtualized storage platform," explained René Wienholtz, CTO of Strato. "Our Intel-based deployment offers an ideal mix of speed, reliability and compatibility, and is more costeffective than the proprietary storage arrays we considered.”

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