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RGS Scales Mountains of Big Data with New Object Storage Solution in the Americas

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RGS, a business unit of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced the release of the RGS Object Storage for Active Data solution. Developed by RGS in conjunction with Amplidata, an industry-leading provider of software-defined object storage software, the RGS Object Storage for Active Data solution is capable of handling zettabytes of data and trillions of stored objects under a single global namespace. It will be available through RGS’s network of value-added resellers (VARs), managed service providers and integrated software vendors in the Americas.

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Conventional storage is no longer suitable for the enormous amounts of data organizations create each day. They need new — highly scalable and flexible — options. Powered by Amplidata’s HimalayaTM intelligent multi-threaded grid storage architecture, the RGS Object Storage for Active Data is designed to scale capacity and throughput performance independently, using simple building blocks consisting of 1U Control Nodes and 1U high-density Storage Nodes connected via a 10 GbE/1 GbE fabric. To optimize cost and performance, the RGS Object Storage solution uses standard Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor based x86 servers and storage nodes powered by Amplidata’s patented BitSpread(R) and BitDynamics(R) technologies. These systems can seamlessly accommodate additional storage nodes with higher capacity drives as well as anywhere, anytime data availability from a global namespace, all while using nearly 60 percent less raw capacity than comparable RAID-based replicated systems.

The RGS Object Storage for Active Data solution includes:

  • Patented BitSpread(R) and BitDynamics(R) technologies and HimalayaTM storage architecture from Amplidata
  • Linear performance scaling using rate-less erasure coding optimized to get the most out of the newest Intel(R) processors
  • 15 nines data durability
  • Global namespace and single pane management
  • The ability to dynamically scale system throughput performance by adding one or more controllers without disruption

“Enterprises today are struggling with the growing divergence between the ever-expanding requirements of their data centers and stagnant, or even declining, operating budgets,” said Scott MacDonald, vice president and general manager, RGS. “With the support of Amplidata’s Himalaya software platform, RGS provides VARs the opportunity to offer users with large-scale big data and high-throughput requirements an on-premise solution that can efficiently and securely manage exponential data growth at a price point comparable to cloud storage.”

“We are excited to be partnering with RGS,” said Sam Sirisena, Amplidata senior vice president, business development. “Businesses are looking for ways to use data as a competitive advantage while reducing the cost to manage its enormous growth. RGS and their long established channel offer customers the expertise and support to seamlessly deploy the RGS Active Archive solution.”

The RGS Object Storage solution is fully supported by Avnet, and includes installation and support by professionally trained RGS technicians. For more information, visit the RGS website at

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About Amplidata

Founded in 2008, Amplidata offers software for object-based software defined storage for enterprises, service providers and OEMs. Patented BitSpread(R), BitDynamics(R), and GeoSpread technologies offers unbreakable durability at greater than 15 nines, up to zettabyte scalability and operating efficiency at a significantly lower cost than traditional systems. Named a “Cool Storage Company” in 2012, Amplidata is privately funded by Intel Capital*, Quantum* Western Digital*, Endeavour Vision*, Swisscom Ventures*, and Hummingbird Ventures*. The company’s US headquarters is in Milpitas, California with European headquarters in Lochristi, Belgium. Sales and support are worldwide. To learn more, visit

About RGS

RGS, a business unit of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), is a solutions integrator adept at tailoring hardware, software and a full suite of lifecycle services designed to meet the unique needs of customers across a wide range of end-market segments. RGS works to solve the business challenges of OEMs, independent software vendors (ISVs) and channel partners resulting in better cost optimization, deeper market penetration and accelerated sustainable growth for those customers. RGS leverages a wide array of innovative technologies from leading providers, as well as a portfolio of standard and customizable servers and purpose-built appliances developed in-house. RGS operates within the Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas business region of Avnet, Inc. More information about RGS can be found at

About Avnet, Inc.

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners’ success by connecting the world’s leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 28, 2014, Avnet generated revenue of $27.5 billion. For more information, visit

*AmpliStor, Himalaya, BitSpread and BitDynamics are trademarks of Amplidata. Other names and brands are the property of their respective owners.

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