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Ocarina Optimizes Online Storage

NEW YORK -- Ocarina Networks, provider of the industry's premier online storage optimization solution, today formally introduced the second major release of its Ocarina ECO System at TechTarget's Storage Decisions Conference in New York City.

Since unveiling its technology vision and the availability of its solution to major photo sharing and social networking sites in Spring 2008, Ocarina has been deployed in some of the world's largest internet data centers -- including two of the three largest online photo sites in the world. Today's release extends this innovative storage optimization solution to a much broader range of industry segments and customers, including Hollywood studios, oil and gas companies, medical and bioscience institutions, and cloud storage providers.

Ocarina's patented three step ECO System -- Extract, Correlate, and Optimize -- is the world's first content aware optimization technology to deliver a 10:1 reduction in the size of the files that are driving the exponential growth of online storage. These complex file types include email, photos, video, Microsoft Office, and industry-specific file types for energy, media, medicine, and genomics. The ECO System combines compression, deduplication, and patented Ocarina information extraction algorithms to achieve better results than either compression or dedupe alone.

The resulting solution yields significant cost savings for companies seeking to manage data growth and long-term data retention. Rather than buying more disk space, customers can store ten times more data on storage disks they already own. This makes Ocarina an eco-friendly green IT solution, and was recognized as such as the recent winner of the Frost and Sullivan Green Excellence Award for Storage Optimization.

"There's little doubt that the demand for storage optimization will be on the upswing as energy costs rise, data grows exponentially, and the available resources to support and manage the necessary infrastructure can't keep up with demand," said Noemi Greyzdorf, research manager, storage software, IDC. "Just as we have seen file system software revolutionizing file-based storage, we will also witness optimization revolutionize how efficiently data is written to disk or tape. Ocarina is clearly a stand out performer."

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