PacketFabric Acquires Data Mobility Specialist RSTOR

Cloud-based Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) provider PacketFabric has acquired Saratoga, Calif.-based RSTOR, a cloud-based provider of data mobility solutions, the company announced. PacketFabric sees the integrated solutions of RSTOR with its technology powering hybrid and multi-cloud data mobility, providing enterprises greater agility in connecting, storing and moving data.

“Data is the currency of digital business success. The agility and velocity of data in motion is key to unlocking its value,” said PacketFabric CEO Dave Ward. “But optimal data mobility across a cloud-based architecture requires two key ingredients–an agile network and super-positioned data infrastructure. By integrating RSTOR’s storage infrastructure and data mobility technology at the edge of PacketFabric’s carrier-class Network as a Service platform, we can help enterprises build an agile and high-performance cloud data core.”

RSTOR founder and CEO Giovanni Coglitore added: “RSTOR has built and grown its business around the idea of allowing customers to control their data as they transition from on-premises to hybrid and then multi-cloud architectures. PacketFabric’s on-demand, low-latency network has been a foundational element in our solution, allowing RSTOR the agility and cost-efficiency in moving data into, out of, and between clouds.

“The complete integration between our data mobility cloud and PacketFabric’s network platform is the logical step in our journey to maximize the value that our customers are already enjoying.”

PacketFabric’s NaaS platform orchestrates on-demand connectivity across colocation facilities, cloud providers, and private network interconnection worldwide. Combining the PacketFabric NaaS platform with RSTOR’s storage and data mobility services promises a compelling offering for enterprises, along with global channel and technology partners, the company said.

“When designing a hybrid multi-cloud IT architecture for the business, network connectivity is a strategic consideration because low latency access to digital infrastructure is essential to application performance and user experience,” said Mel Melara, VP of sales and head of Data Center Practice at IT strategy firm Bridgepointe Technologies. “PacketFabric and RSTOR were already key Bridgepointe suppliers, helping us deliver intelligent and adaptive cloud infrastructure to enterprises. We’re excited to see even greater value for our customers as the two solutions integrate as one.”

Nobuhiro Suemasa, CEO at Tokyo-based firm TwoFive Inc., added: “We are excited to see PacketFabric with its Network-as-a-Service capabilities being offered with RSTOR’s innovative storage and data mobility services. The combination of these integrated solutions will be extremely attractive in the APAC region and beyond. We have been delighted to see an expansion of the number of points of presence in Japan – now we can expect further extension of this high-value package of services throughout the region which will deliver significant benefits for customers.”