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Tarmin Intros GridBank

PALO ALTO, Calif. and ONGAR, U.K. -- Tarmin Technologies, a leading provider of active archive and intelligent storage software optimized for secondary storage environments, today announced GridBank. This new and unique approach to enterprise-class active archiving and next-generation intelligent storage software allows organizations running Windows, Linux, Solaris®, HP-UX®, AIX®, or virtual servers (VMWare® or HyperV) to significantly reduce their storage Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

With file-based data expected to be the largest percentage of all data stored by 2010, the high cost of primary storage, and the multitude of government regulations on data retention, the pressure on IT to lower budgets, control costs, and satisfy regulators is tremendous. GridBank solves these problems by dramatically reducing the cost and complexity of retaining, managing, and securely accessing unstructured data, while satisfying compliance requirements by ensuring secure, long-term data retention, e-discovery support, and fast search and retrieval of valuable business records. GridBank also delivers complete automation to increase productivity and substantially reduce storage and IT costs.

According to leading IT industry analyst firm Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), digital archiving of data is growing at a 58% CAGR. With 70 percent of archived data being file-based unstructured data, ESG forecasts that digital data archiving will reach 90,000 petabytes (PB) in 2012, up from 9,197 PB in 2007 (Nov 2007).

“GridBank™ provides a policy-driven, object-based archival solution that automates the movement of file-based data from expensive primary storage to much lower cost secondary storage,” said Brian Babineau, senior analyst at ESG. “GridBank also delivers the data retention, data preservation, audit tracking, security, and rapid content search and retrieval that lowers the cost of compliance and e- discovery. GridBank’s comprehensive integration of an active archival and intelligent storage platform means Tarmin can help solve customers’ archiving and information lifecycle management needs.”

Tarmin Technologies Ltd.