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BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Michigan, Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — A strategic partnership between the University of Michigan and software company Yottabyte promises to unleash a new wave of data-intensive research by providing a flexible computing cloud for complex computational analyses of sensitive and restricted data.

The Yottabyte Research Cloud will provide scientists high performance, secure and flexible computing environments that enable the analysis of sensitive data sets restricted by federal privacy laws, proprietary access agreements, or confidentiality requirements. Previously, the complexity of building secure and project-specific IT platforms often made the computational analysis of sensitive data prohibitively costly and time consuming.

Brahmajee Nallamothu, professor of internal medicine, tested a pilot installation of the Yottabyte Research Cloud at the U-M Institute of Healthcare Policy and Innovation for his research on such topics as predictors of opioid use after surgery and the costs and uses of cancer screenings under the Affordable Care Act.

“We recently moved a healthcare claims database, which is multiple terabytes in size and requires a great deal of memory and fast storage to process, onto the pilot platform,” Nallamothu said. “The platform allows us to immediately increase or decrease computing resources to meet demand while permitting multiple users to access the data safely and remotely. Our previous setup relied on network storage and self-managed hardware, which was extremely inefficient compared to what we can do now.”

“The Yottabyte Research Cloud will improve research productivity by reducing the cost and time required to create the individualized, secure computing platforms that are increasingly necessary to support scientific discovery in the age of Big Data,” said Eric Michielssen, associate vice president for advanced research computing at U-M.

“With the Yottabyte Research Cloud, researchers will be able to ask more questions, faster, of the ever-expanding and massive sets of data collected for their work,” said Yottabyte CEO Paul E. Hodges, III. “We are very pleased to be a part of the diverse and challenging research environment at U-M. This partnership is a great opportunity to develop and refine computing tools that will increase the productivity of U-M’s world class researchers.”

Many U-M scientists are working on a variety of research projects that could benefit from use of the Yottabyte Research Cloud:

  • Healthcare research, for example in precision medicine, often requires working with sensitive patient information and large volumes of diverse data types. This research can yield results that positively impact patients’ lives, but often involves the analysis of millions of clinical observations that can include genomic, hospital, outpatient, pharmaceutical, laboratory and cost data. This requires a secure high performance computing ecosystem coupled to massive amounts of multi-tiered storage.
  • In the social sciences, U-M research requires secure, remote access to sensitive research data about substance abuse, mental health, and other topics.
  • Transportation researchers who mine large and sensitive datasets — for example, a 24 Terabyte dataset that includes videos of drivers’ faces and GPS traces of their journeys — also stand to benefit from the security features and computing power.
  • In learning analytics, studies of the persistence of teacher effects on student learning could benefit from the enclaves to store and analyze data that includes observational measures scored from classroom videos, and elementary and middle school students’ scores on standardized tests.
  • Researchers in brain science will be able to use the Yottabyte Research Cloud to investigate a wide range of topics including the effects of aging on brain function and structure and how we focus our attention in the presence of distraction.

The Yottabyte Research Cloud is U-M’s first foray into software-defined infrastructure for research, allowing on-the-fly personalized configuration of any-scale computing resources, which promises to change the way traditional IT infrastructure systems are deployed across the research community.

More about Yottabyte: www.yottabyte.com.
More about Yottabyte Research Cloud: arc-ts.umich.edu/yrc

Contact:
UM, Dan Meisler, 734-764-7414
YB, Duane Tursi, 248-464-6100 x102

Vendors selected for the “Cool Vendor” report are innovative, impactful and intriguing

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich., May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Yottabyte, a leading provider of next-generation software-defined infrastructure solutions, today announced it has been included in the list of “Cool Vendors” in the “Cool Vendors for Compute Platforms” report by Gartner, Inc.

“Our selection as a ‘Cool Vendor’ by Gartner is a testament to the level of creativity and innovation we’ve applied to the IT challenges facing businesses today,” says Duane Tursi, Principal of Yottabyte. “At a time when infrastructure costs are rising and IT resources are being trimmed, our forward-thinking virtual datacenter platform is tremendously versatile and hits every important benchmark.”

YottaBlox appliances are software defined infrastructure building blocks for storage, computing and networking, enabling users to build public, private and hybrid cloud-based virtual datacenters. All completely secure. YottaBlox are known for their rare combination of simplicity, scalability and cost-effectiveness. The Yottabyte software-defined infrastructure platform is adaptable to a variety of business needs, including high performance computing, Tier 1 application virtualization, test and development simulations, remote office / branch office standardization, data backup and archive to high availability and disaster recovery.

“Cool Vendor” status is the most recent accolade awarded to Yottabyte. The company also recently earned Tech Trailblazer runner-up.

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Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Yottabyte
Yottabyte is a virtualization and cloud vendor offering public, private and hybrid cloud solutions. Yottabyte operates a public cloud based on yCenter, the same software that powers Yottabyte’s YottaBlox. YottaBlox are a turnkey Hyperconverged Infrastructure Appliance (HCIA) providing a full private cloud solution. Data protection, storage tiering, multi-site replication, software defined networking and an easy-to-use self-service virtualization management interface are only some of the powerful features that are a standard part of yCenter and the YottaBlox it powers. YottaBlox are available and supported worldwide through the Yottabyte Partner Network. The company is headquartered in Bloomfield Township, Michigan.

Contact:
Courtney Tursi
248-464-6103

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BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, MI–(Marketwired – Jan 28, 2016) – Yottabyte, a software-defined datacenter start-up, today announced that it has been named a Tech Trailblazer Award finalist in the virtualization category.

The Tech Trailblazer Awards are specifically designed for start-ups and are judged by a global panel of technology experts as well as the voting tech public. The awards program recognizes privately-held organizations around the world that are developing innovative solutions. The finalists have been selected through an initial judging round determined by a diverse panel of technology industry experts.

Chief Trailblazer Rose Ross said: “This year has been phenomenal again for startup talent and unsurprisingly the quality of the finalists reflects that. We have also seen previous winners go from strength to strength and we are looking forward to seeing who will be following in their startup footsteps. Our esteemed judges and the Tech Trailblazing team wish all the finalists the best of luck.”

yCenter, Yottabyte’s cloud-building software, creates a virtual datacenter environment that incorporates storage, compute and networking. It makes it possible for users to deploy applications; provision virtual datacenters, virtual machines, virtual networks and storage; and reconfigure this infrastructure in seconds. yCenter is available on YottaBlox, Intel-based hardware, enabling it to take advantage of many forms of hardware acceleration. This provides high performance without traditional high rack space, power and cooling requirements.

“We are honored to be named as a Tech Trailblazer Award finalist alongside other virtualization innovators seeking to disrupt the status quo,” said Paul E. Hodges, III, CEO at Yottabyte. “This is further validation for what our customers and partners have been saying. The market wants private and hybrid cloud-building technology that is cost-effective, and easy to implement, use and manage — simply put, a consumable cloud.”

Public voting for the Tech Trailblazer Awards will be open until February 12 at http://www.techtrailblazers.com/award-categories/.

About the Tech Trailblazers Awards
Tech Trailblazers is designed for smaller businesses and startups that are five years old or less and at C-series funding or below. The awards have low barriers to entry and aim to recognize both established and up-and-coming startups. They are supported by sponsors and industry partners including AfriLabs, Amoo Venture Capital Advisory, beSUCCESS, bnetTV, China AXLR8R, the Cloud Security Alliance, Computing, The Green Grid, GSMA, The Icehouse, Innovation Warehouse, Launchpad Europe, Lissted, MIT/Stanford Venture Lab, Mynewsdesk, The Next Silicon Valley, Outsource, Prezi, RealWire, Silicon Cape Initiative, Skolkovo, StarTau, Startup America, Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), Tech in Asia, TechNode, TiE Silicon Valley, Wazoku, Ventureburn and VMware. For more information, go tohttp://www.techtrailblazers.com or follow Tech Trailblazers on Twitter @techtrailblaze.

About Yottabyte
Yottabyte is a virtualization and cloud vendor offering public, private and hybrid cloud solutions. Yottabyte operated a public cloud based on yCenter, the same software that powers Yottabyte’s YottaBlox. YottaBlox is a turnkey Hyperconverged Infrastructure Appliance (HCIA) that provides a full private cloud solution. Data protection, storage tiering, multi-site replication, software defined networking and an easy-to-use self-service virtualization management interface are only some of the powerful features that are a standard part of yCenter and the YottaBlox it powers. YottaBlox is available and supported worldwide by through the Yottabyte Partner Network. The company is headquartered in Bloomfield Township, MI, USA. For more information, visit http://www.yottabyte.com or call 1-888-630-BYTE (888-630-2983).

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/yottabyte-llc
Twitter: @YottabyteLLC

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Media and Analyst Contact:
Courtney Tursi
Yottabyte
248-464-6103
courtney@yottabyte.com

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vSphere 6.0 is BADASS. Not that I’ve played with it or anything. Ahem

The future is VMware’s to lose

4 Feb 2015 at 14:58, Trevor Pott

VMware has NSX, and NSX is good; they are absolutely ready to handle your most complex networking needs…even if those needs include layer 2 extention into vCloud Air. And thanks to vCloud Air and NSX, VMware currently has the only big name hybrid cloud solution that doesn’t suck. Though they had better watch out, as eager competitors like Yottabyte are building strong challengers.

VMware has VSAN, and VSAN is also good; VMware can provide enterprise storage for your datacenter themselves, or through their army of partners attaching through NFS 4.1, VVOLs, through kernel integration or as virtual hyperconverged offerings. Though here again VMware needs to be cautious; competitors like Nutanix, SimpliVity, Maxta, Scale Computing, Yottabyte, NimBOXX, HP, Gridstore, Atlantis, and many (many!) others are seeking a slice of the pie.

Many of these hyperconverged competitors offer not only solutions that work on VMware’s platform, but also on KVM, Hyper-V and there are even some talking about Xen. Many of these competitors offer features VMware currently does not. Those who are working in the KVM space are a special concern, as many of them are integrating with the kernel, removing VMware’s loudest marketing option from play. They are also legitimising that platform by putting real money into making management interfaces that don’t suck, and bringing hyperconvergence to Openstack.

This then brings us to VMware’s collision with Openstack. Openstack is all about giving service providers the ability to build their own cloud. VMware is (mostly) offering this ability too. But VMware also has its own cloud interests to protect, and it would really like it if everyone would (pretty please) dump their VMs into VMware’s hands…along with all that nice subscription money.

How is this all going to play out? Nobody knows; that is as much a function of international politics as anything else. Powerful forces – mostly notably the Americans and the Brits – are hell bent on stripping us of every last vestige of privacy. Companies (and individuals) who think about such things for more than a few seconds tend to have some problems with that. Especially since – and let’s be honest here – nobody can trust the Americans not to engage in industrial espionage.

Microsoft is busy trying to strangle its own channel, jacking up prices for service providers and partners and making the only hybrid cloud in a can offering they have inflexible and insanely priced. HP is busy tearing itself apart, Oracle is crafted from the fundamental evil at the center of the universe, both Amazon and Google don’t care, and IBM couldn’t find the future with two hands, a Sherpa and a GPS.

That leaves the open source community via Openstack, VMware and Dell to provide cloud software and services to the 6.5bn+ people who aren’t American or British. Mirantis, Cisco (via Metacloud) and Piston Cloud – just for starters – will show you that Openstack is ready to meet this challenge. Dell’s plans are a complete mystery (and good on ‘em for that,) which leaves us with VMware.

vSphere 6.0 is unrepentantly badass. vCloud Air is coming along nicely, and all of the other pieces of the puzzle are evolving steadily as well. This is great and wonderful, but the question that will hang over VMware for all of 2015 is how they will handle the hybrid cloud.

Will VMware go the Microsoft route and pay lip service to their channel and partners while silently working to kill them off? Or will VMware be both combatant and arms dealer, keeping prices low enough for service providers to build competitively priced VMware-based clouds?

To whom will “the other 6.5 billion” belong? With technology like VMware has demonstrated in vSphere 6.0, they are VMware’s customers to lose. ®

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Yottabyte, a rising star in software-defined data storage and datacenters, and creators of yCenter and yStor, today announced that Chemical Bank, a growing Community bank headquartered in Michigan, has deployed the yStor software-defined storage solution to help maintain its growing IT infrastructure. yStor’s advanced data management features are driving new levels of performance and flexibility and reliability for the bank contributing to a more flexible infrastructure to support its growth.

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Located in Midland, Michigan, Chemical Bank is the second largest bank headquartered in Michigan with a long history of serving individuals, families and businesses across the state.  Chemical Bank continues to expand and grow their footprint in Michigan most recently with the partnership Chemical Bank announced with Northwestern Bankcorp, which will add 25 new locations across 11 newMichigan counties once the planned merger closes.

Chemical Bank’s aggressive growth strategies had pushed data retention and backup needs to a head.  The current tape backup system was maxed out and in need of an expensive upgrade.  Due to regulatory requirements, multiple copies of all data needed to be retained, causing even more data explosion. Chemical Bank needed a flexible, scalable, reliable enterprise storage system to manage its massive data growth and enhance its disaster recovery capabilities.

“Our legacy solution was contingent on hardware to make it work. Scaling the legacy solution would require we add more hardware and more fixed cost, Yottabyte solved our business problem by archiving our data via their software on to commodity hardware at a cheaper variable cost point,” said Tad Sumner, Vice President, Information Technology, Chemical Bank.

Chemical Bank chose yStor, Yottabyte’s software-defined storage solution over other storage solutions to create an innovative storage infrastructure that they can count on to grow as they grow.  They chose yStor for its combination of technical functionality and an economic product offering.  In addition, the yStor’s systems highly reliable architecture and easy-to-us dashboard functionality simplifies the deployment and ongoing SAN administration.

“In our analysis of back-up solutions, Yottabyte distinguished itself with its software approach to back-up and archiving,” said Sumner.  “While other suppliers were more about the sale, Yottabyte spent a great deal of time getting to know our business and our storage needs. They were then able to help us craft a solution with their software that made the most sense and was scalable for future growth.”

About Yottabyte
Who are we? We’re just like you – frustrated by the limitations of modern IT infrastructure, overwhelmed by the complexity and rigidity of legacy technology solutions, and left wanting more and better options. We’re a team with decades of experience running tech companies, and happened to be in a position to do something about it.  We’re headquartered in Michigan, which is the place to be from if you want to change the rules of the old, entrenched IT game. We provide affordable datacenter capabilities in a platform that can be out-tasked entirely or managed by an IT guy, not an engineer or scientist.

More information is available at www.yottabyte.com.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact:

Duane Tursi
Yottabyte, LLC
1-888-630-BYTE
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Redesigned website touts company’s wide range of software-based data storage, virtual computing and software-defined networking solutions.

Bloomfield Township, MI (PRWEB) May 05, 2014

Yottabyte, a rising star in software-defined data storage and datacenters, has rolled out a completely remodeled website. Revamped yottabyte.com features a more robust interface and cleaner design than the previous version, making information much more consumable and offering a better overall user experience.

With the new site in play, it’s never been easier for businesses to learn about Yottabyte’s innovative and cost-effective storage solutions, said Duane Tursi, Principal of Yottabyte.

“With the costs of data storage rising, administrators today must balance their needs against increasingly tighter budgets,” said Tursi. “The new site is designed to help administrators better understand how Yottabyte’s proprietary software-based services can help businesses save money and become more secure.”

Yottabyte offers software-based data storage, virtual computing and software-defined networking solutions from its offices in Bloomfield Township, MI. In April 2014 the company announced yStor 2.3, designed for companies that want to build scalable data storage infrastructures with information in multiple locations while keeping it protected and synchronized.

For a price as low as about one cent per Gigabyte per month, yStor 2.3 is the most affordable enterprise storage platform on the market.

Yottabyte is also the inventor of yCenter, its flagship software-defined datacenter. Built for server revisualization and cloud computing, yCenter allows users to seamlessly deploy applications, provision VMs and storage, and reconfigure the infrastructure in minutes, without changing the underlying hardware.

“From yStor to yCenter and our other technologies, Yottabyte can help businesses in a number of ways,” said Tursi. “Our new website should prove itself as a tremendous asset for administrators looking to better understand how Yottabyte can assist them with their data storage and affect their bottom line.”

yStor Includes NAS, High Availability, Synchronization, Thin Provisioning, Caching, Deduplication, Snapshots, Distributed File System, Encryption and Backup, Providing a Complete Software Defined Storage Solution

Bloomfield Township, MI – Yottabyte®, the rising star in software-defined storage, today announced yStor 2.3, the latest version of its software platform. Underpinning yStor 2.3 is a powerful distributed and globally deduplicated file system, Yottabyte File System (YBFS), and Yottabyte’s virtual SAN (vSAN) technology. yStor is the cloud-aware storage platform which enables business to build their own cloud environments with robust data protection features scale-out building block appliances.

Yottabyte provides yStor 2.3 for a price as low as about one cent per Gigabyte per month, making it the most affordable enterprise storage platform on the market.

Yottabyte yStor 2.3 is designed for companies that want to build scalable data storage infrastructures with information in multiple locations while keeping it protected and synchronized. Large enterprise and mid-market businesses looking to build large data archives, distributed storage systems, or enterprise storage arrays that can be managed by an IT generalist should consider yStor.

With the costs of data storage rising, administrators today must balance their needs against increasingly tighter budgets. Yottabyte yStor provides a solution. yStor offers software-based storage with unmatched scalability and ease of management. Today, Yottabyte® announced yStor 2.1, the most affordable enterprise storage platform on the market. Yottabyte, the rising star in software-defined data storage, offers yStor 2.1 for as little as a fraction of a cent per Gigabyte a month. yStor is a cloud-aware software storage platform which enables businesses to build their own cloud environments. Underpinning yStor 2.1 is a powerful distributed file system, Yottabyte File System 2.1 (YBFS), and Yottabyte’s virtual SAN (vSAN) technology.

Yottabyte, the rising star in software-defined data storage, offers yStor 2.1 for as little as a fraction of a cent per Gigabyte a month. yStor is a cloud-aware software storage platform which enables businesses to build their own cloud environments. Underpinning yStor 2.1 is a powerful distributed file system, Yottabyte File System 2.1 (YBFS), and Yottabyte’s virtual SAN (vSAN) technology.

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