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Shanghai Research Institute of China Telecom and ProphetStor Collaborate to Deliver Software-Defined Storage for Cloud Services


May 8, 2014 - MILPITAS, CA

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwired - May 08, 2014) - ProphetStor Data Services, Inc., a leader in Software-Defined Storage (SDS), today signed a strategic agreement with Shanghai Research Institute of China Telecom to collaboratively create software-defined storage products and services for cloud computing.

After considering a wide range of SDS vendors, Shanghai Research Institute of China Telecom chose ProphetStor Federator SDS for its ability to transform existing storage silos and commodity hardware into a scalable storage infrastructure. This combination will provide customers with enterprise-class storage services and resource management to ensure high availability and to meet increasingly strict service-level agreements (SLA).

"ProphetStor has demonstrated their technical depth and experience as a leader in Software-Defined Storage solutions. We choose ProphetStor because we want to explore the possibilities of Federator for storage orchestration to address the complexity of management and to provide the best next generation software-defined data center solution for our local market," said Duan Yong, Vice Director, Cloud Computing Line, Shanghai Research Institute of China Telecom. "Working together with ProphetStor, we will drive research and development on cloud storage solutions based on the elastic characteristics of the cloud and the demands in China to optimize cloud service operation, thus helping our customers gain maximum return on their investment."

Shanghai Research Institute of China Telecom and ProphetStor are partnering on the architecture design and technical specifications for a SDS cloud storage infrastructure to serve as the template for cloud service operations. Federator SDS is providing automatic discovery and abstraction of physical storage resources into virtual pools classified by capabilities and performance, along with centralized management, automated storage provisioning, and dynamic monitoring and scheduling of resources to meet storage demands. The resulting design and specifications from the joint efforts will benefit more companies and institutions in the market and strengthen the adoption of the solutions in China.

"ProphetStor is delighted to work with Shanghai Research Institute of China Telecom, which has profound R&D strength, especially in the cloud computing area," said Eric Chen, ProphetStor CEO. "By combining our respective strengths, we can further enhance the adoption of software-defined storage solutions in China. The Institute is an integral part of the China Telecom operation, and we envision that the collaboration will be beneficial for China Telecom and customers of China Telecom's services alike."

About China Telecom
China Telecommunications Corporation (China Telecom) is China's largest state-owned telecom operator organized according to China's telecom industry reform scheme. As a principal telecom enterprise and the biggest basic telecom operator of China, China Telecom owns the largest global fixed-line telephone network that covers cities and towns as well as the rural areas of China and penetrates to every corner of the world. Member units of China Telecom include 31 provincial (municipal and autonomous regional) enterprises which provide telecom services nationwide.

China Telecom's main businesses currently include: operating various kinds of domestic and international fixed-line telecom networks, including local wireless loops; providing telecom network-based voice, data, image, multimedia and information services; carrying out account settlements for international telecom services and developing overseas markets; carrying out some services which are related to telecom and information businesses such as system integration, technology development, technical service/advice, information service consultation, advertisement and publishing; production, sales, import and export of telecom equipment; designing and implementing telecom projects; operating other services which are required by the market development provided that provisioning of such services would have been authorized or permitted by the government of the country.

About ProphetStor Data Services, Inc.
ProphetStor Data Services, Inc., a leader in Software-Defined Storage (SDS), provides federated storage solutions to enable data centers to scale out and cut storage costs greatly for both commercial and open source solutions.

ProphetStor was founded in 2012 by seasoned storage experts, with extensive experience in cloud computing platforms, software based networked storage, data services, and BC/DR solutions.

Headquartered in Milpitas, California, ProphetStor has branch offices in Asia-Pacific regions to serve international customers. For more information, visit www.prophetstor.com.

Additional Resources

ProphetStor Federator is a trademark of ProphetStor Data Services, Inc. in the US and other countries. All other company and product names contained herein may be trademarks of their respective holders.

For more information, contact:
Seetha Subramany
ProphetStor Data Services, Inc. 
(408) 508-6255 ext 708 / (408) 786-5218
seetha.devi@prophetstor.com 

Herman Chin
for ProphetStor Data Services, Inc.
(408) 508-6255 ext 702
pr@prophetstor.com

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