EMC and Exponential-e announce low-cost UK-based storage

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EMC and Exponential-e have extended their partnership, offering customers low-cost, UK-based storage ensuring compliance with the EU's new data regulations.

Exponential-e is using EMC's Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS) at all three of its UK-based data centres to offer cheaper options for companies that require secure, but locally-hosted Hadoop Distributed File Systems (HDFS) and object-based storage.

“We are seeing a significant growth in the market for commodity storage that supports the long term retention of data and its archiving,” commented Sean Horne, senior director for UK & Ireland at EMC.

He explained that the combination of Exponential-e’s expertise in simplifying processes and operations and EMC's ECS enterprise grade capabilities will mean customers can adopt enterprise-class object storage safe in the knowledge it will provide a solid performance.

"This will ensure predictable network performance, critical to the deployment of services that stretch data centres to the cloud via gateways, physical appliances or software deployed in a Virtual Machine," Horne said.

EMC and Exponential-e have been heavily investing in their partnership with the aim of helping customers digitise their high-value data, with the flexibility of easy access, in-depth analytics and a focus on security for all.

Adrian Hobbins, CTO of Exponential-e added: “As part of cloud adoption strategies, our customers are constantly looking for ways to achieve the low cost pricing that is typically associated with the public cloud for object based data storage. We are offering a unique combination of price and performance by using our wholly-owned 100 Gig Ethernet core network to allow customers to benefit from low cost storage services and remove the concern of escalating egress charges.”

Clare Hopping
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