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GreenBytes Awarded Patent for Power Consumption Innovation

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Ashaway, RI -- GreenBytes Inc., a developer of high-performance, energy-efficient inline data deduplication storage solutions, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded the company a patent (U.S. No. 8,090,924) for its method of the allocation of data on physical media by a file system which optimizes power consumption, significantly improving the power efficiency of deploying data storage. This power management technology is available exclusively in the GreenBytes Globally Optimized Operating System (GO OS) found in its Solidarity, HA-3000 and GB-X Series product families.

Unlike prior attempts at limiting the power consumption of large storage arrays consisting of many spinning magnetic disks, GreenBytes' newly patented technology does so as a basic feature of the file operating system. The GreenBytes Globally Optimized Operating System (GO OS) permits storage users to deploy large arrays of disk that are part of a virtually provisioned pool, but keep only an active sub-set at full power while the remaining disks are placed in a low power state. For larger archival and backup deployments, this technology can significantly improve the power efficiency of deploying data storage. This and other patents relating to optimizations with real-time, inline deduplication are key technology components of GreenBytes data storage systems.

"Earlier attempts at reducing power consumption in storage systems such as MAID were only partially successful due to the conflict between system availability and drive spin up times," said Howard Marks, Chief Scientist, DeepStorage, LLC. "GreenBytes' innovative approach avoids those pitfalls by sending incoming data to spun up drive allocation groups and dynamically spinning up and down groups as required."

"GreenBytes is proud to be at the cutting-edge of green technology innovation, and this patent award provides significant validation as to the tremendous strides that are being taken to cut down on the power consumption of data storage appliances," said Bob Petrocelli, CEO and CTO, GreenBytes. "We will continue to innovate with both hardware and software efficiencies as we look to find new ways to reduce the carbon footprint of information."

About GreenBytes, Inc.

GreenBytes, Inc. is a provider of high-performance, energy-efficient inline data deduplication storage solutions based on Solid State Disk (SSD) technology. Designed for high availability (HA) primary storage and virtualization environments, GreenBytes technology features a next-generation, purpose-built solid state storage array with integrated Globally Optimized (GO) software that drives flash storage adoption for small and medium enterprises (SME). GreenBytes was founded in 2007 and is based in Ashaway, Rhode Island, USA. For more information, visit:

GreenBytes and the GreenBytes logo are registered trademarks of GreenBytes, Inc. All other product names and trademarks are the property of their respective firms.

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