Terascala, a startup developing a next-generation Linux storage cluster architecture, announced March 1 that it has secured $3 million in first-round funding from Ascent Venture Partners.
The companys initial product offering is “powerful, efficient, managed computing and storage Blades.”
Each blade contains eight hot-swappable 500GB or 750GB disk drives, hardware RAID, an AMD Opteron multicore processor, and high-performance network connections.
All together, 150TB (terabytes) of data storage can be configured in a single industry-standard rack, with over 50 racks or 7500TB supported in a single cluster.
Besides a high density of storage, the company is also working on power efficiency in a common architecture. The blade cluster architecture is designed for high-performance computing, Web 2.0, and server virtualization applications.