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February 19, 2015

Springpath Introduces Software-Only Data Platform

Aims to Break Companies' Reliance on Capital-Intense Hardware

A new platform of data storage is looking to buck the trend of relying on one particular type of hardware.

Mallik Mahalingam, chief executive officer and co-founder of Springpath

Mallik Mahalingam, chief executive officer and co-founder of Springpath

Though operating in a stealth mode for quite some time under a different name, Springpath announced the new platform Wednesday noting it has secured $34 million in funding from New Enterprise Associates, Redpoint Ventures, and Sequoia Capital.

The company, Data Knowledge Centre reports, is claiming its data management software provides storage services that are reliable with a premise being to break companies’ reliance on capital-intensive hardware.

“Today’s data centers are forced to choose inflexible and expensive silos of dedicated appliances, converged systems and arrays to meet their data storage needs,” Springpath CEO and co-founder Mallik Mahalingam┬ásaid in a press release.

“Modern data centers require a versatile and elastic data platform software that runs on a common hardware infrastructure based on standard servers and supports the data management needs of virtualized, containerized, big data and other emerging environments.”

The Springpath Data Platform was officially announced Wednesday but it has been in beta for more than a year and, just last month, became available on a subscription basis for as low as $4,000 per server, per year end-user pricing. Cisco, Dell, HP and Supermicro server models are all supported on the platform.

To expand its reach, Springpath announced a distribution agreement with Tech Data. Through this agreement, solution providers will have access to servers pre-loaded with Springpath software, enabling a fast and smooth deployment experience.


W. Brice McVicar is a staff writer for SiteProNews.