Industry Analyst Firm 'Storage Switzerland' Reinforces IceWEB's Value in Mid-Enterprise Unified Storage
(MacReport Media Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) STERLING, VA, Apr 10, 2012 -- IceWEB, Inc. (OTCBB: IWEB), www.IceWEB.com, a leading provider of Unified Data Storage systems for cloud and virtual environments, announced today that it has received further validation of its unique value among mid-enterprise organizations with an independent storage expert analyst report released today by Storage Switzerland, LLC.
Written by storage veteran and industry expert George Crump, the report recapped IceWEB's current momentum in building and delivering high value unified data storage systems with enterprise features, performance and scalability that are affordable for any IT budget.
Key points of the report are as follows --
"What impressed us most about the universal unified storage solutions from IceWEB was the extensive feature set, especially given their extremely competitive prices (IceWEB claims to be 30% lower than the street price of their name brand competitors). With the release of IceSTORM, the company is proving it's its products are more than just 'me too' storage systems and is certainly worthy of consideration for any sized data center looking to reduce its storage management burden."
"The problem is that the cost of feature-rich unified storage from traditional enterprise storage has been outside the realm of typical SME budgets. As a result most of these IT managers end up either making their needs fit the limitations of a single service solution (SAN only / NAS only) or they buy both a SAN and a NAS, which adds complexity and cost. IceWEB is positioning their Unified Storage solutions to deliver a feature-rich storage system at price points the SME can afford."
"From a data services perspective the IceSTORM is surprisingly ready to compete with the major name brand providers of unified storage. It has the ability to pool and tier storage based on drive type; for example, logs can be placed on SSD, databases on high performance SAS and file shares on SATA. The SSD tier can also be used as a cache, so that active data will automatically be served from solid state. And, the system provides extensive data protection capabilities including eight types of RAID, data replication, data integrity checking and snapshots."
IceWEB's CMO Steven Toole commented on the report, saying, "Storage Switzerland is a long-trusted, unbiased authority in data storage technologies. They're very smart people so it comes as no surprise to me that they see the value IceWEB brings to mid-enterprise organizations looking to simplify their cloud and virtual environments, increase the efficiency of their storage resources across multiple protocols, and obtain enterprise capabilities and performance at a fraction of the cost of traditional storage vendors. As more analysts become aware of IceWEB, we're certain that additional positive reports will follow."
The complete analyst report can be viewed on http://www.storage-switzerland.com and on IceWEB.com.
IceWEB's award-winning unified data storage systems are available to public sector and commercial customers through IceWEB's network of channel partners throughout North America. To find a partner for pricing and a live web demonstration, visit www.iceweb.com.
About Storage Switzerland, LLC Why Switzerland when we are NOT in Switzerland and we certainly are not Swiss?
Because of what the name and nation of Switzerland represents... neutrality. Since 1815, throughout WWI and WWII and on into the 21st century, Switzerland has exercised a governmental policy of neutrality from and towards all nations. It deals with all nations exactly the same way, showing no favoritism to any particular nation.
In a similar manner, we do business with many different technology vendors, integrators and customers but with the clear understanding that our evaluations, reports and briefings will be factual, candid and neutral, based solely on thorough examination and testing of a technology or product as well as discussions with its current and potential consumers.
Furthermore we accept no compensation from any company until we have properly vetted a technology or product. As we are not dependent on any one particular company we are able to express our views and analysis honestly and candidly.
About IceWEB, Inc. Headquartered just outside of Washington, D.C., IceWEB manufactures award-winning, high performance unified data storage appliances with enterprise storage management capabilities at a fraction of the price of traditional providers. Through thin provisioning, target deduplication and inline compression, IceWEB's unified storage arrays enable standardization, consolidation and optimized storage utilization for virtual and cloud environments, saving up to 90% of storage costs, while reducing space, power and cooling requirements and simplifying storage management. For more information please call 800-465-4637 or visit www.iceweb.com.
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MR. STEVEN M. TOOLE
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