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ParaScale

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Founded Year

2004

Stage

Asset Sale | AssetsPurchased

Total Raised

$11.37M

About ParaScale

ParaScale is headquartered in Silicon Valley and is the leader in cloud storage software that enables enterprises and service providers to easily deploy storage cloud service offerings or NAS pools. As a software-only solution that can be downloaded from the web and applied to any standard Linux platform, ParaScale Cloud Storage enables hundreds of commodity servers to be clustered together to deliver file storage that easily scales capacity and performance independently and economically. The ParaScale Cloud Storage (PCS) technology aggregates multiple standard Linux servers to present a single, highly scalable, virtual file-storage appliance, accessible via file access protocols like CIFS, NFS, HTTP, FTP and WebDAV.In June 2010, Parascale was shuttered after being unable to raise financing. In August 2010, Hitachi Data Systems purchased the intellectual property assets of Parascale as part of a court-administered asset sale of the company.

Headquarters Location

3 Results Way

Cupertino, California, 95014,

United States

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ParaScale Patents

ParaScale has filed 1 patent.

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Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Status

7/25/2006

10/6/2009

Computer storage devices, Cloud storage, Distributed data storage, Network file systems, Data management

Grant

Application Date

7/25/2006

Grant Date

10/6/2009

Title

Related Topics

Computer storage devices, Cloud storage, Distributed data storage, Network file systems, Data management

Status

Grant

Latest ParaScale News

Hitachi Data Systems Unveils Cloud Packages

Oct 28, 2011

HDS is developing technology through its acquisition of ParaScale that will help create an information cloud. HitachiData Systems unveiled its plans for helping customers transform their data andannounced cloud services to provide a fully managed, pay-per-use, private cloudenvironment on a customer's premises. HDS has aligned its product and solutionsportfolio around a three-tiered strategy of infrastructure cloud, content cloudand information cloud that builds on existing IT investments to provide asingle virtualization platform for all data.Thecompany is introducing Cloud Services, Cloud Solution Packages and a cloudmanagement portal to help customers manage and control their unstructured dataenvironments and to deliver file and SharePoint services to their users. TheCloud Solution Packages provide the technology stack that enables the same usecases as the new cloud services, but delivered as a traditional CAPEX purchasefor customers who want to manage and deliver their own cloud environment. Acloud management portal is included with the services and solution packages,providing customers with an interface to access bill, payment and chargebackinformation. Itis estimated that by 2020 there will be a 42 times growth in data from 2009,and within the next three years it is estimated that there will be more than 1billion applications in existence. HDS believes all data has value and to fullyrealize this potential requires data and information to be stored, governed andmanaged as an asset. "Withinformation exploding exponentially, and companies facing increasing regulatorydemands with fewer resources, IT departments can no longer afford to simplyfunction as data custodians," said Benjamin Woo, program vice president ofstorage and big data at IT research firm IDC. "HDS' big data vision showscustomers a direct understanding that data is multidimensional, and that theirsolutions need to be as well. Having a converged strategy like this to combatbig data provides IT leaders with a platform to get the most value out of theirinformation. "Expandingbeyond content cloud, HDS is developing technology through its acquisition ofParaScale in August 2010 that will help create an information cloud whereinformation analytics tools and processes can be integrated with theunderlining infrastructure. The ParaScale technology serves as a key element ofinformation cloud by providing a massive scale-out file system that can storeand process both structured and unstructured data in parallel and at scale.Systems will enable information cloud by leveraging the ParaScale technology inaddition to the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP), network-attachedstorage (NAS) from BlueArc and other platforms. "Werealized early on the tremendous value that businesses could gain by puttingdisparate pieces of raw data onto a single platform where layers ofintelligence could be wrapped around it," said Jack Domme, CEO of HDS. "Throughboth internal R&D as well as strategic acquisitions, we have built aportfolio that spans the storage, protection and accessibility of data,transforming it into actionable information and providing customers with a 360degree view to tackle their toughest business challenges. What sets ourapproach apart from others is that we provide an open framework that enablescustomers to transition their data centers to information centers at their ownpace, leveraging their existing assets without vendor lock-in. "       Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.  

ParaScale Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was ParaScale founded?

    ParaScale was founded in 2004.

  • Where is ParaScale's headquarters?

    ParaScale's headquarters is located at 3 Results Way, Cupertino.

  • What is ParaScale's latest funding round?

    ParaScale's latest funding round is Asset Sale.

  • How much did ParaScale raise?

    ParaScale raised a total of $11.37M.

  • Who are the investors of ParaScale?

    Investors of ParaScale include Hitachi Vantara, Menlo Ventures and CRV.

  • Who are ParaScale's competitors?

    Competitors of ParaScale include Gluster.

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