Elastifile raises USD 35m in Series B round

Six data center and server industry leaders have joined Elastifile´s Series A investors Battery Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners as strategic investors in its series B funding of USD 35 million, the company said.

The software-only, all-flash, web-scale file-system object-and-block storage solution is hardware and hypervisor agnostic. Its technology expands the usage of software-defined storage beyond the backend for virtualization and virtual desktop infrastructure with the addition of enterprise-grade file services like virtualized NAS and object protocols, allowing any enterprise or web-scale application (including SQL databases, big data, etc.) to mount directly from the workload to the shared storage.

Elastifile´s solution scales to thousands of nodes and allows customers to dramatically expand the number of applications they can deploy on flash by providing multi-protocol storage services on flash at a price point below that of many hybrid and hard disk drive-based arrays, while using their choice of hardware. Optimized to existing and new flash and next generation storage devices, Elastifile delivers all-flash performance with unified storage access at a price point of 50 cents per GB (USD 500 per TB).

Elastifile provides an all flash storage solution bridging current and emerging data center architectures. Combining the resiliency and functionality richness of enterprise storage with the agility and cost model efficiency of web scale architecture, Elastifile delivers flash performance to any and all enterprise applications while reducing the CAPEX and OPEX of virtualized data centers and private clouds.