Amplidata's Himalaya architecture serves as basis for the vendor's storage systems for cloud service providers and OEMs. (Image: Amplidata promo video)

Amplidata's Himalaya architecture serves as basis for the vendor's storage systems for cloud service providers and OEMs. (Image: Amplidata promo video)

Verizon’s IaaS Cloud Storage Built on Intel-Backed Amplidata’s Himalaya

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To serve and scale cloud-based workloads with immense storage requirements Verizon Enterprise Solutions‘ recently launched Cloud Storage offering uses the new Amplidata Himalaya storage architecture to power distributed object management and global file accessibility.

The architecture is designed for enterprise cloud workloads to quickly and securely store and retrieve large and diverse data sets. Himalaya is a core component of the offering, which manages an object-addressable, multi-tenant storage platform.

“Verizon understands the needs of its diverse enterprise customers and laid out the demands for a storage architecture that supports its vision of a complete enterprise-level cloud offering,” Mike Wall, CEO of Amplidata, said. “Himalaya is the architecture that brings that vision to life and helps Verizon renew its leadership as the cloud provider for enterprises large and small.”

Verizon currently hosts its Infrastructure-as-a-Service platform and cloud-based object storage service at its Culpeper, Virginia, data center, but plans to expand to several other global sites in 2014. The cloud storage will then offer a “geo-redundant” fault tolerance option, replicating data across three sites. Its no-charge beta period that began when it launched last fall ends this month.

Amplidata said the cloud service provider chose its technology because it could store and manage zettabytes of data and trillions of stored objects under one global namespace.

The Himalaya architecture is at the foundation of Amplidata’s two new offerings, one for cloud service providers and the other for OEMs (original equipment manufacturers). Using off-the-shelf Intel-based hardware Himalaya supports multi-tenancy, heterogeneous SLAs, as well as non-disruptive changes in storage configuration and allocation.

Earlier this year Amplidata secured $11 million from Intel Capital, Quantum and others to help drive its next phase of growth in advancing cloud-scale storage economics.

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John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

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