SMART Storage Systems Targets Europe in Drive for Continued Growth

SMART Storage Systems announced it is set to target the European market in its next stage of growth.

Led by a management team with more than 13 decades of combined experience in enterprise storage and flash technology, SMART Storage Systems an enterprise SSD vendor with strong corporate roots in both the Flash and enterprise storage industries. Through innovative technology development, SMART Storage Systems has solved the enterprise quest for high-performance, high-endurance, cost-efficient storage and is delivering industry-leading SSD solutions to Tier-1 OEMs and organisations in the enterprise and defence sectors.

According to John Scaramuzzo, President of SMART Storage Systems: “SMART Storage Systems is focused on bringing high-performance SSDs to market, delivering solutions for organisations that have a need to access and process information far faster than the historic hard-drive storage environment, as well as solving the inherent endurance issues of flash technology.”
“SMART Storage Systems products provide a powerful combination of performance, capacity, reliability and endurance enabling our Tier 1 OEM and enterprise customers to get the most out of their next-generation storage deployments” he added.

According to Gartner, the enterprise server and storage SSD market generated $2.6 billion in revenue in 2011, and is predicted to grow to more than $14.2 billion by 2016 [Gartner, Forecast Analysis: NAND, Worldwide, 2011 – 2016, 2Q12 Update, Joseph Unsworth, June 29, 2012].

As the only enterprise SSD vendor with strong corporate roots in both the Flash and enterprise storage industries, SMART Storage Systems has quickly capitalised on this market expansion, securing significant engagements with multiple Tier-1 OEMs.
With innovative Enterprise SSDs, like the Optimus, XceedIOPS, and CloudSpeed product families and the revolutionary Guardian Technology Platform, a proprietary suite of enterprise features and endurance enhancement technologies, SMART Storage Systems is recognised as being at the forefront of enterprise-class SSD technology.

The company is actively promoting its Guardian Technology Platform, which represents a quantum improvement in Flash management technology, enabling MLC Flash-based SSDs from less than 1 capacity write per day to 50 full capacity writes per day for a period of five years. With the Guardian Technology Platform IT managers can deploy enterprise class SSDs based on MLC Flash, that are equipped with a complete suite of enterprise features, at a fraction of the cost and without any performance degradation.

SMART Storage Systems was established as an independent entity in August 2011 and is part of SMART Worldwide Holdings, a member of the Silver Lake Partners and Silver Lake Sumeru portfolio of technology companies.. As an independent entity, SMART Storage Systems now maintains its own executive, engineering, sales and marketing teams, as well as a dedicated manufacturing facility in Penang, Malaysia. This allows the company to streamline operations, remain nimble to facilitate future innovation, and meet increasing customer demand.

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