DriveScale Announces Manufacturing and Investment Partnership With Ingrasys, A Subsidiary of Foxconn

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — May 13, 2016 — DriveScale, the company that is pioneering flexible, scale-out computing for the enterprise using standard servers and commodity storage, announced a supplier agreement with Ingrasys, a subsidiary of Foxconn Technology Group, the world’s largest electronics manufacturer, which serves top-tier hardware companies. Ingrasys also invested in DriveScale’s Series A financing round (see today’s news), co-developed the DriveScale hardware product line and is the company’s hardware equipment supplier.

“DriveScale’s partnership with Ingrasys is deep and multifaceted. In addition to investing in our angel and Series A rounds, they also co-designed and are the manufacturer of our DriveScale Adapter product – an eminently ‘enterprise ready’ piece of gear,” said Gene Banman, CEO at DriveScale. “DriveScale’s partnership with the world’s leading outsourced manufacturing company in this era of computer commoditization is a major coup. It will allow us to grow our products and services quickly, knowing that we can maintain the highest level of manufacturing quality no matter how fast we grow.”

DriveScale is transforming data center operations by enabling companies to respond to changing application flows in their scale-out infrastructures. Its platform consists of tightly integrated software services and hardware which together provide the manageability, flexibility and optimization that are a base requirement to manage scale-out data center operations (see today’s product announcement). The DriveScale partnership with Ingrasys ensures and enhances the enterprise readiness of its hardware.

About Ingrasys

Established in 2002, Ingrasys is a part of Foxconn Technology Group, and is focused on the fields of storage, server, network, data center and cloud computing applications. The company has an R&D team specialized in software, hardware and manufacturing, and provides a broad range customization services for its customers.

About DriveScale

DriveScale is leading the charge in bringing hyperscale computing capabilities to mainstream enterprises. Its composable data center architecture transforms rigid data centers into flexible and responsive scale-out deployments. Using DriveScale, data center administrators can deploy independent pools of commodity compute and storage resources, automatically discover available assets, and combine and recombine these resources as needed. The solution is provided via a set of on-premises and SaaS tools that coordinate between multiple levels of infrastructure. With DriveScale, companies can more easily support Hadoop deployments of any size as well as other modern application workloads. DriveScale is founded by a team with deep roots in IT architecture and that has built enterprise-class systems such as Cisco UCS and Sun UltraSparc. Based in Sunnyvale, California, the company was founded in 2013. Investors include Pelion Venture Partners, Nautilus Venture Partners and Ingrasys, a subsidiary of Foxconn. For more information, visit www.drivescale.com or follow us on Twitter at @DriveScale_Inc.

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DriveScale has pioneered the concept of disaggregating direct-attached storage for servers as a unique way to architect and build data centers for Big Data applications.

DriveScale’s system gives a data center the ability to combine servers with any mix of disk drives on demand and in real time. With DriveScale’s system management software, administrators can deploy Hadoop clusters on the fly in very few steps, manage several racks as one and create clusters that span multiple racks.

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DriveScale has pioneered the concept of disaggregating direct-attached storage for servers as a unique way to architect and build data centers for Big Data applications. DriveScale’s system gives a data center the ability to combine servers with any mix of disk drives on demand and in real time. With DriveScale’s system management software, administrators can deploy Hadoop clusters on the fly in very few steps, manage several racks as one and create clusters that span multiple racks.

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