The new Verari is chasing clouds and changing its name. The management team that purchased the assets of Verari in January and operated briefly as Verari Technologies has now rebranded the company as Cirrascale Corporation.
Cirrascale says it will focus on data center customers across a range of storage and computing models including low-power micro-servers, high density storage, scale-out multi-core, HPC cluster and GP/GPU computing. But the new name and executive comments make it clear that Cirrascale hopes to capitalize on interest in cloud computing.
“Being able to base our cloud storage and compute products on Verari’s world class BladeRack 2 Series technology and FOREST containerized data center infrastructure puts us at the front of the pack to serve the demanding cloud customer,” said Marc Brown, President and COO of Cirrascale.
"These products, based on Verari’s patented Vertical Cooling Technology, generated over $500 million in installed systems in the high performance computing and enterprise markets," Brown continued. "These customer segments are the foundation of the burgeoning cloud market of today. This technology is a winning formula for the cloud customer."
Last Dec. 11 Verari halted most operations and laid off most of its staff, and its assets were placed for sale. In January, those assets were bought by an investment group led by co-founder Dave Driggers, who is now Cirrascale’s chairman and CEO.
"Technology innovation is only half the story at Cirrascale; we must also innovate with our business model," said Driggers. "Cloud and Web 2.0 businesses are placing new demands on their suppliers.
"Unlike the enterprise data center customer served by traditional computer companies with established product lines and large IT consulting businesses, the agile, self-sufficient cloud and web 2.0 customers want to collaborate to define their platforms and create a purpose-built data center infrastructure that addresses their unique requirements," said Driggers.