Gridstore

Profile Information

Conference
DEMO Traction Spring 2015
Company's Tagline
Achieve the Cloud-Inspired Data Center with HyperConverged All-Flash Infrastructure
Product Description
Gridstore HyperConverged Appliance is a single system that includes both compute and storage with up to four nodes per Appliance, expandable to 256 nodes in a grid. With Gridstore?s intelligent software the HCA is built to increase performance, maximize resources, and streamline IT costs.
Problem Company Solves
The cost of traditional infrastructure has become oppressive. Traditional infrastructure in today's data center has become a series of complex technology silos that require deep technical skills for different layers of the infrastructure stack and large up-front investments. When outgrown, they require rip-and-replace upgrades that are risky, disruptive, and expensive. The larger these environments become, the greater the complexity grows, and the higher the risk and operational cost become. Certain companies that were built on the concept of scale ? the hyperscale web properties such as Amazon, Azure, Facebook, and Google ? had to find a better way to build data center infrastructure. This lead to a design dominated by low-cost commodity hardware and intelligent software efficiently managed. This approach to infrastructure has become widely known as hyper-converged. Three layers of traditional infrastructure are consolidated into a single tier built from X86 building blocks and intelligent software that automates everything. The first generation of hyper-converged had several severe limitations including inability to leverage existing infrastructure, inability to scale compute and storage independently, inefficient use of resources, and limited use of flash architecture. Gridstore?s HyperConverged Infrastructure addresses these limitations and delivers the promise of the highly scalable cloud-inspired data center. Gridstore HyperConverged Infrastructure unique features include: ? Native Bare Metal Integration With the only hyper-converged architecture that offers native Windows integration, Gridstore installs a software driver (vController) at the Windows kernel level. This eliminates guest-VM complexity and provides the tightest integration possible with Windows management and functionality. ? End-to-End I/O Control per VM Gridstore offers granular visibility and control with its TrueQoS? (Quality of Service) per VM. QoS enables precision I/O for each VM based on user-defined priority? giving top performance for the most critical VMs while reducing noisy neighbors. ? Efficient Elastic Scaling Pay-as-you-grow while reducing TCO up to 50%. Gridstore eliminates the need for threeway replicas, improving efficiency and eliminating waste. Using erasure coding, customers achieve/experience 50% better CPU utilization and 50% lower TCO. Performance steadily increases linearly as nodes are added (up to 256 nodes per pool). ? End-to-End Flash Architecture With both read and write cache positioned optimally to provide the lowest latency, Gridstore is architected for end-to-end flash performance using SSDs. ? Independent Scaling Unlike other hyper-converged vendors, Gridstore enables compute and storage scaling either together or independently. By simply adding either HyperConverged Appliances, Storage Nodes, or any Windows Server, customers achieve maximum flexibility that fits into existing environments or standalone. This enables Gridstore to deliver 10X the performance of traditional storage, 4X less on total cost of ownership, and 10x reduces administrative cost.
AngelList Profile Link
Year Company Launched
2009
Market Segment
Information Technology
Funding Amount
$10,000,001-$25,000,000
Funding Round
Series B
Investors
Acero Capital, GGV Capital, Onset Ventures, Investec Ventures
Competitors
Nutanix, Simplivity, Scale Computing, VMware, EVO:Rail, Maxta

Company Contact

Contact
Victoria Grey
vgrey@gridstore.com
Company Address
1975 W El Camino Real
Primary Phone
415-407-0051
Officer One
George Symons - CEO
Officer Two
Kelly Murphy - CTO
Officer Three
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Officer Four
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