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Tarmin Joins the Object Storage Alliance as a Founding Member

Tarmin’s Data Centric Approach Allows Organizations to Maximize the Value of its Data

Boston, Mass. – September 18, 2014 – Tarmin Inc., a global pioneer of Data Defined Storage solutions, today announced that is has joined the Object Storage Alliance as a founding member. The Object Storage Alliance is a non-profit storage industry organization dedicated to promoting advanced technologies that allow organizations to drive informed decisions, glean insights and maximize the business value of information.

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Eighty percent of enterprise data is unstructured, and in 2013 Gartner predicted that enterprise data growth would exceed 800 percent by 2018. With the growth of unstructured data, such as multimedia files, presentations and email messages, IT administrators need better ways to manage, index, access and secure the data. The Object Storage Alliance was formed to assist in offering best practices and education on technologies that enable informed decisions, insight and information innovation.

“The trends in unstructured data are challenging organizations to find new, innovative approaches to storing and accessing data, and many of the best solutions in the market incorporate object storage technologies,” said Shahbaz Ali, Tarmin president and CEO. “At Tarmin, we take a data centric approach that breaks down the barriers inherent in traditional storage solutions and unites application, information and storage tiers into a single integrated architecture.”

Tarmin’s GridBank Data Management Platform allows organizations to effortlessly meet the performance and scalability needs required to manage massive unstructured data growth, while significantly reducing corporate risk through a comprehensive information governance framework, and deliver business value from metadata delivering accelerated search, e-Discovery and analytics integration.

Object storage is ideal for online and cloud environments, as object storage platforms were specifically designed to address the scalability challenges of today’s NAS and file server systems. Users access object storage through applications that typically use a HTTP REST API (an internet protocol, optimized for online applications).

Tarmin GridBank supports several REST APIs, including its own API implementation, as well as S3, CDMI and OpenStack compatible APIs for cloud provisioning and integration with existing applications. GridBank also enables data access using standard network file protocols such as SMB (CIFS), NFS, as well as web access using HTTPS and FTP. This multiple access and protocol support for scalable file sharing, as well as cloud-based access, meets enterprise network user needs and the needs of the growing mobile workforce, facilitating the journey to the cloud and adding significant value and flexibility for a geographically dispersed organization.

“We are pleased to have Tarmin as a founding member of the Object Storage Alliance,” said Ben Woo, managing director, Neuralytix, a global IT market research firm. “The Alliance members look forward to working together to educate the market on the benefits of object storage technologies and how best to use these technologies and solutions to optimize the value inherent in organizations’ massive volumes of stored data.”

About The Object Storage Alliance

The Object Storage Alliance is a collaborative industry alliance dedicated to promoting object addressable storage to drive advanced technologies and best practice solutions for unlocking the business value of unstructured data. Launched in 2014 by founding technology partners, Amplidata, Caringo, Cloudian, DataDirect Networks, Dell, EMC, Exablox, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, IBM, Intel, NEC, NetApp, Quantum, RedHat, Rorke Global Systems, SanDisk and Tarmin, the Object Storage Alliance is a vendor neutral organization open to leading providers of object storage technologies. Object Storage Alliance members provide object addressable storage hardware and software solutions that allow business data to be stored and preserved within its business context. Object storage solutions empower applications to access data though a common access interface, eliminate data silos within an organization and enable users to better extract value from the data. Visit www.objectstorage.org for more information.

About Tarmin

Tarmin Inc. is the leading pioneer of Data Defined Storage solutions, which unlock the value of data as a strategic business enabler, delivering a massively scalable, transparent and unified approach for consistent data management, storage, retention, security and search across cloud and traditional storage infrastructure. Tarmin GridBank empowers organizations to store, control and understand the value of data as a competitive business asset, no matter its size, location or cost by uniting application, information and storage tiers into a single, integrated data centric management architecture. Contact Tarmin for more information.

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