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Amplidata Opens US Headquarter in Redwood City and Installs US Management Team

Redwood City, CA, November 10, 2010 --( Amplidata announces it has opened its US Headquarters in Redwood City. The office will be the home base for the US sales, product management and support teams headed by VP Business Development Craig Stevens and VP Products Paul Speciale. Amplidata’s engineering teams and EMEA sales will remain in the European Headquarters in Belgium and across its offices in Germany, Egypt and India.

With the opening of the US headquarters, Amplidata strengthens its position in the US market. The local sales team will target key customers with specific needs for large-scale, highly reliable distributed storage. The team will also pursue collaborations with strategic partners.

Amplidata provides unbreakable storage technology that is ten thousand times more reliable than current RAID based technologies. AmpliStor requires 50-70% less disk capacity and up to 90% less power which leads to a total cost of ownership that is over 50% lower than current storage solutions. The Amplidata Distributed Storage System fundamentally changes the way how data is stored and scales up to zettabytes. Amplidata is a spin-off from Incubaid, a group of technology companies that focusses on data center innovations. The group is responsible for close to half a dozen successful exits, including Data Center Technologies, Dedigate, Hostbasket, Qlayer and Virtualbox.

Wim De Wispelaere, CEO of Amplidata, said, “We feel strong demand in the US market for our storage solutions so we decided to organize local presence to support that opportunity. The feedback that we receive from the market confirms that there is a real need for high available and scalable storage. We are excited to have Craig Stevens and Paul Speciale onboard, who share decades of experience in the storage industry. They are respected storage veterans who share our vision: RAID technologies cannot deliver the current reliability and scalability requirements.”

The new Redwood City office will host an AmpliStor demo infrastructure which will be made available to customers and partners for testing and benchmarking purposes. The initial system will provide one petabyte of usable storage, but there is room to scale out if required.

About Amplidata
Amplidata was founded in 2008 by a team of storage veterans who developed BitSpread technology to build the first unbreakable storage system. Amplidata responds to the market's need by solving the problems traditional technologies face and guarantees ultimate availability on all storage tiers. Leveraging distributed storage technologies, Amplidata enables customers to build highly available storage infrastructures at significantly reduced cost.

The Amplidata team consists of storage experts who also helped build the success of DataCenter Technologies (acquired by Symantec in 2005) and Dedigate (acquired by Terremark in 2005). The development team is responsible for patent-pending distributed storage innovations. Amplidata has its operational headquarters at the Innovation Center in IT Valley in Lochristi, near Gent, Belgium. R&D are located in Belgium and India, sales and support are represented in a number of countries in Europe and North America. More information can be found at

Paul Speciale
Amplidata Inc.
2100 Seaport blvd
Redwood City, CA 94063

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Wim De Wispelaere
+32 9 324 25 90

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