SolidFire, a provider of all-flash storage systems, has announced its expansion into Germany and France. One of the first companies to deploy SolidFire in Germany is 1&1, a subsidiary of United Internet, a public company with a market cap of more than $8 billion. 1&1 selected SolidFire‘s all-flash scale-out storage platform to provide a high-performance infrastructure for its new generation of cloud servers.
“We’re witnessing a growing demand for SolidFire’s leading all-flash scale-out storage platform from large French and German enterprises and service providers as forward-looking IT leaders focus on creating value with their data center infrastructure by aligning business and IT,” said SolidFire’s Founder and CEO Dave Wright. “Large-scale European organizations are not only looking to solve their current performance challenges, but are seeking out solutions that allow them to solve broader, more complex challenges around scale, performance predictability and automation.”
SolidFire’s ability to deliver true Quality of Service (QoS) with guaranteed performance, consolidate multiple workloads, and scale out non-disruptively would have enabled 1&1 to greatly simplify the cloud deployment experience for its end users, while simultaneously reducing internal complexity.
“Our aim is to make the cloud easy – that’s our promise to our customers,” said 1&1’s CEO Robert Hoffmann. “We take the complexity of building and deploying a cloud away from our customers and focus on giving them a first-class cloud experience – low latency, maximum performance and a simple pricing structure. SolidFire enables 1&1 to easily create high-performance cloud deployments and scale them up or down based on our customers’ business needs, while providing each customer with the exact resources they require without impacting the performance of other customers.”