Cirrascale Corporation has announced the launch of its new business providing industry-leading independent blade-based cloud computing and cloud storage platforms for conventional and containerized data centers. Cirrascale, originally organized under the name "Verari Technologies," acquired the intellectual property and other assets of Verari Systems in January 2010.

"Being able to base our cloud storage and compute products on Verari's world class BladeRack 2 Series technology and FOREST containerized data center infrastructure puts us at the front of the pack to serve the demanding cloud customer," said Marc Brown, president and COO of Cirrascale. "These products, based on Verari's patented Vertical Cooling Technology, generated over $500 million in installed systems in the high performance computing and enterprise markets; these customer segments are the foundation of the burgeoning cloud market of today. This technology is a winning formula for the cloud customer."

"Technology innovation is only half the story at Cirrascale; we must also innovate with our business model," said Dave Driggers, chairman and CEO of Cirrascale. "Cloud and Web 2.0 businesses are placing new demands on their suppliers. Unlike the enterprise data center customer served by traditional computer companies with established product lines and large IT consulting businesses, the agile, self-sufficient cloud and web 2.0 customers want to collaborate to define their platforms and create a purpose-built data center infrastructure that addresses their unique requirements."

Cirrascale will focus on customers buying at the data center and rack infrastructure level, across a range of storage and computing models including low-power micro-servers, high density storage, scale-out multi-core, HPC cluster and GP/GPU computing. Customers are served by the same physical rack infrastructure that accommodates the customer-defined power, density, and cooling requirements.

"Our customers compete on the strength, suitability and efficiency of their data centers. They don't want products predesigned to optimize the vendor's supply chain and manufacturing process. They want to integrate the best advanced commodities in a common efficient infrastructure, one that offers high density, at a fraction of the power and cooling cost of current blade servers and large scale systems products," said Driggers. "These customers define their systems and expect they will arrive at the data center ready to plug into power and network and become productive immediately."