MPSTOR Ltd. of Ireland and EchoStreams of City of Industry, Calif., have launched a strategic partnership to provide solutions for data center and cloud environments. MPSTOR’s open-platform storage management software, MPStackware, combined with EchoStreams’ standards-based hardware platforms will let server and storage equipment manufacturers and integrators build scalable and cost-effective infrastructures, according to the two companies.

“Today’s IT environment is evolving quickly and it can be economically challenging for organizations with expensive and proprietary server and storage infrastructure,” Brian Garett, a vice president at ESG Labs, an IT analyst and business strategy firm, said in a statement.

“MPSTOR and EchoStreams are providing custom data center compute node and storage solutions based on open standards that are specifically designed to drive costs down,” Garett said. “Their combined software and hardware solutions play a critical role for enterprises dedicated to offering attractive and affordable data center and cloud services.”

MPStackware’s open-platform product architecture allows it to turn commodity disk arrays into fully featured data storage systems. The technology’s open-API capability enables integration with OpenStack and other data center operating systems, and that allows MPSTOR to provide comprehensive data center and cloud computing solutions.

EchoStreams provides server and storage platforms for equipment manufacturers and solutions providers, offering them as off-the-shelf products. Its portfolio of application-specific products includes DURAStreams Converged H/A redundant server storage platforms, FLACHEStreams flash-based caching appliance platforms, SCALEStreams storage platforms and GRIDStreams compute platforms for data centers.

“Both EchoStreams and MPSTOR are focused on solving issues that face the data center today,” Andy Lee, managing director of EchoStreams, said in a statement.



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