VMworld 2013 US
CloudFounders, a leading developer of cloud software, will showcase its Software Defined Storage products for the first time at VMworld in San Francisco this August, at Booth 1747. The innovator will unveil the latest versions of its Open vStorage Software Defined SAN and CloudFrames vRun for Cisco UCS during the annual event.

Open vStorage is a significant innovation for the storage industry as the first VM centric storage architecture that combines the function of a SAN, high speed SSD caching, offsite replication, encryption and compression. Open vStorage software defined storage layer installs on x86 hardware or as a Virtual Storage Appliance (VSA) bringing storage intelligence into software that runs closer to compute with the ability to use multiple storage backends. Since its announcement in May, several organisations have begun testing the solution as part of Proof of Concepts (PoC).

CloudFounders will also demonstrate several new features for its CloudFrames vRun including updates to its Cloud Replicator module which adds comprehensive multi tenancy and VLAN support. The technology allows CloudFrames vRun systems to securely migrate multiple on-premise customers into a single converged CloudFrames vRun cloud across one or multiple locations. In addition, both physical and virtualised applications can be delivered from either on premise or from the CloudFrames vRun cloud via VDI.

CloudFrames vRun is offered as an all-in-one converged infrastructure that has been purpose-built for the industry leading Cisco UCS server architecture and builds further on the unique Cisco Unified Computing principle. CloudFrames vRun offers Storage Virtualization, VM centric Management, Snapshotting, Replication and Multi-Tenant Networking in a single out-of-the-box platform.

“VMworld is a great opportunity to showcase our technology to an audience that includes end users, potential channel partners and service providers that are all keen to benefit from technology that enhances their investments in VMware and other virtualisation platforms, “ explains Joost Metten, CEO for CloudFounders “Our portfolio shares a number of key technologies but each product is developed to serve the requirements of different target customer groups while offering a base line of enterprise class features such as high availability, SSD cache support , backup and replication across the board.”

CloudFounders has been developing many of the technologies within its portfolio of Software Defined Storage platforms for over 8 years. The technology has already been deployed by thousands of managed service providers in the US and Europe to deliver profitable services.

CloudFounders has also produced free to download whitepapers that explain the technical processes that underpin its software defined storage architecture delivered through Open vStorage and CloudFrames. The whitepapers, additional test data and an opportunity to sign up for early access to Open vStorage can be found at www.cloudfounders.com

Joost Metten, CEO and Kurt Glazemakers, CTO will be available during VMworld for press and analysts briefings. CloudFounders will provide live demos at booth 1747 at the VMworld expo.