There are certain company names that you hear about, and you end up wondering what the company does. I had heard of the name BlueArc because of one of its employees, but I had never tried to figure out what BlueArc actually does. What are they all about?, I asked myself.
BlueArc is a leading provider of high performance unified network storage systems to enterprise markets, as well as data intensive markets, such as electronic discovery, entertainment, federal government, higher education, Internet services, oil and gas and life sciences. Our products support both network attached storage, or NAS, and storage area network, or SAN, services on a converged network storage platform.
We enable companies to expand the ways they explore, discover, research, create, process and innovate in data-intensive environments. Our products replace complex and performance-limited products with high performance, scalable and easy to use systems capable of handling the most data intensive applications and environments. Further, we believe that our energy efficient design and our products' ability to consolidate legacy storage infrastructures, dramatically increases storage utilization rates and reduces our customers' total cost of ownership.
According to BusinessWeek, the company has approximately 168 employees and is privately held. And according to a June 2008 press release, the firm holds a performance record for "single-node system performance using a single namespace." According to Hoovers, BlueArc's main competitors include EMC, Hewlett Packard, and NetApp.
And perhaps it's no surprise that BlueArc has a strong social media presence, with FriendFeed and Twitter accounts, among others.
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