Storage startup 22dot6 launched and introduced an advanced enterprise storage architecture design for the commercial market – the industry’s first software-defined TASS (Transcendent Abstracted Storage System) architecture.

An evolutionary next step beyond storage virtualization and hardware abstraction, TASS enables enterprises to access, move, manage, and protect all data assets transparently, utilizing any available storage resource, regardless of the hardware manufacture, physical, virtual or cloud location, protocol, or platform. TASS unifies physical, virtual, on-premise, and cloud storage resources locally and globally, integrating users, applications and data services.

22dot6’s first product, its software Valence, creates a unified abstractive layer to transcend the limitations of conventional infrastructures, allow scale up/out, and provide the bridge between virtualization, hardware abstraction, data services and storage accessibility. With Valence, administrators can manage billions of files and exabytes of data within a true scale up / scale out architecture supporting a general compute HPC cluster of up to 60 data transport / access nodes per physical or virtual location and delivering data accessibility of 600-1200 GB per second within a single global namespace. Valence software offers all expected enterprise-level features plus many industry-exclusive capabilities, including:

“Once every decade or so, breakthroughs in computing trigger an innovative leap in the way we manage, store, protect and access our data. A software defined T.A.S.S. architecture is not theoretical and represents that type of leap. Valence transcends the boundaries of your isolated islands and segregated silos of traditional storage models and gives us the ability to place and access files anywhere, anytime on anything,” said 22dot6 founder and CEO Diamond Lauffin.

22dot6, the name is derived from the density of osmium ( 22.5872  g /cm3 ) 22.6, a transitional metal considered the densest natural element in the world. Its unknown existence was predicted by Russian scientist Dmitri Mendeleyev who created the periodic table of elements. Mendeleyev without seeing knew osmium must exist based on presumed characteristics. Like Mendeleyev, over the last 25 years the founder of 22dot6 is credited with understanding, identifying and providing prior, unknown or applied contributions to the periodic table of storage.

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