July 6, 2017

Towards a unified SDS with ProphetStor

ProphetStor Data Services (www.prophetstor.com), emerging leader in data and storage orchestration, is now ready to accelerate thanks to a recent new VC round. The company has recently raised $25M at a $150M post-money valuation.

In addition, Eric Chen, CEO and founder of te company, has recruited Guillaume Imberti as EVP/GM EMEA who also recruited his own team to start the european operations. Everything is ready to accelerate market penetration and channel recruitments. This new european team was present during the meeting with at ProphetStor HQ in Milpitas with the IT Press Tour end of June. We already covered that 2 times, on StorageNewsletter and on the FST blog.

The company was founded in 2012 by former FalconStor executives - Eric Chen, CEO and Walter Curti, CTO - and Sunny Siu, President and it explains the impressive track record of the management team with already large presence in Asia Pac and EMEA for a few weeks. Interesting Tab Lebeck is an advisor board member working himself on his own startup project.

Eric Chen, CEO, and Walter Curti, CTO
The company believes in Software to target the SDDC market and has developed a pretty comprehensive portfolio to provide Intelligence, Modernization, Automation and Orchestration. Four products exist: Federator, StellarFlash, DR Prophet and DiskProphet.

ProphetStor has started 2 initiatives: Datacenter.ai and Smart Data Fabric. The first idea is to leverage analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence to define a new data center and the second is bout smart, unified and programmable data services to support their journey towards the SDDC.

The first element, fundamental to ProphetStor strategy, is Federator as the central intelligence and "big controller" of the environment. It integrates data, storage, platform and analytics services to support the Smart Data Fabric initiative.

The second product is StellarFlash available as full flash or hybrid storage appliance with a block interface and StellarFlash FS that exposes file interfaces running a SAN file system or SAN file sharing system.

The third is DR Prophet is about Disaster Recovery used by Toshiba in South East Asia and Foxconn and the fourth, Disk Prophet, offers smart analytics for disk farms already deployed at Cisco MetaCloud.

We'll follow carefully ProphetStor in the next few months as everything is in place to grow their market footprint.


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