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June 3, 2013

Data Defined Storage Emerges with Tarmin GridBank 3.0

Next Generation Data Centric Storage Architecture Addresses Modern Business Challenges 
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Tarmin Inc., a global pioneer of unstructured data management and storage technologies, today launched the highly anticipated, GridBank 3.0 as part of the emerging data management category that focuses on the value of information as a strategic business enabler, Data Defined Storage.
Tarmin, delivers its proprietary Data Defined Storage solution, GridBank 3.0, which unlocks the value of data as a business asset. The next generation data management solution is massively scalable, transparent and unified in its approach for consistent data retention, search, policy and security across cloud and traditional storage infrastructures. 
GridBank 3.0 delivers:
• Improved Operational Efficiency
• Reduced Business Risk
• Greater Business Agility
• Enhanced Decision Making
• Greater Competitive Advantage
“Tarmin’s GridBank Data Management Platform transforms the way organizations manage, scale, retain, secure, search and gain value from unstructured data by uniting application, information and storage tiers into a single, integrated data-centric management architecture,” said Shahbaz Ali, President and CEO of Tarmin. “At a time of vast data growth and stagnant IT budgets, a Data Defined Storage approach underscores the value of data by delivering heightened access, intelligence and insight over conventional concerns of capacity, media, type and location.”
"I love the whole concept of "Data Defined" everything when it comes to smart infrastructure.  Focusing on the data instead of just the plumbing makes infinitely more sense to me," said Steve Duplessie, Founder, Principle Analyst and Managing Partner of Enterprise Strategy Group.
GridBank takes a single, holistic, comprehensive data centric focus to data management with an emphasis on four key technology innovations including Data Centric Management, Media Independent Data Storage, Data Security & Identity Management and a Distributed Metadata Repository. While managing application-based data across large, distributed locations, GridBank provides unparalleled data insight and analytics integration. GridBank removes media centric data storage boundaries that obstruct data access for volume-optimized storage performance and linear scale-out functionality. End-to-end data identity and security management administrates control at both the individual user and device levels. With GridBank’s advanced metadata management capabilities, users can aggregate global content metadata repositories to extract value, driving informed business decisions.
GridBank 3.0 Features:
•	Dynamic scaling by adding grid compute and storage 
•	Linearly scalable object storage with random access
•	Distributed Object Dedupe with variable chunking
•	Multi-tenancy with automated service/node failover 
•	Virtualized global data availability across storage pools
•	Protocol-agnostic support for CIFS, NFS, FTP, and REST
•	Single, unified view of data across organization
•	Active Directory-integrated information governance framework
•	Peerless data migration, archiving, encryption and compression
•	WORM retention, disposal, audit and reporting
•	Federated search and discovery, including custom-defined metadata
•	Support for 500+ industry-specific file formats
•	Hadoop integration as source and target
The Data Defined Storage Industry’s first purpose-built solution, GridBank 3.0, is available through the Tarmin OverDrive Program channel partner network.
Tarmin will be providing additional information on the launch of GridBank 3.0 and Data Defined Storage at the upcoming IBM Edge2013 Event in Las Vegas from June 10-14th at the Mandalay Bay Resort. To learn more, watch demos and gain a better understanding of GridBank 3.0, visit Tarmin in booth 500 of the Solution Center. 
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About Tarmin
Tarmin Inc., the leading provider of Data Defined Storage solutions, unlocks the value of data as a strategic business enabler, delivering a massively scalable, transparent and unified approach for consistent data management, storage, retention, security and search across cloud and traditional storage infrastructure. Tarmin’s proprietary GridBank solution empowers organizations to store, control and understand the value of data as a competitive business asset, no matter its size, location or cost by uniting application, information and storage tiers into a single, integrated data centric management architecture. 
To learn more, please contact Tarmin at http://Tarm.in/ContactUs.