NEW YORK CITY, New York – September 20th, 2011 – Alacritech, the pioneer in NFS storage acceleration today announced that Doug Rainbolt, V.P. of Marketing, will speak at the Storage Decisions New York Conference in New York City, NY, on September 20th at 9:55 a.m. EST. Rainbolt’s presentation – “What Does Tiered Storage Really Do to Performance?” – will shed light on the variety of NAS storage options that exist today, their pros and cons, and how enterprise storage practitioners can ultimately decide which option is best for them.

“Recently there’s been a great deal of attention paid to many of the elements of a storage infrastructure,” said Rainbolt. “Some people are advocating spending large amounts of money on flash, but actually the key is to buy a range of products that will net the performance gains you want within the parameters of a reasonable budget. On September 20th, we’ll cut through the marketing hyperbole and talk about evaluating your options – whether it is flash, acceleration appliances, traditional drives or a combination of several alternatives – and getting to a decision that provides the most upside for your company.”
Rainbolt’s presentation is part of the Pavilion Sponsor and Emerging Technology Showcase and is scheduled for 9:55 to 10:05 a.m. EST on Tuesday, September 20th at the Hilton New York, Gramercy Ballroom.

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About Alacritech

Founded in 1997 by network storage pioneer Larry Boucher and group of respected storage executives, Alacritech sets new records for the delivery of increasing amounts of enterprise cloud, video and other rich application data. The company’s first NFS Acceleration appliance, the ANX 1500, mitigates Network Attached Storage (NAS) sprawl and dramatically improves the performance of NFS infrastructures, and does so without requiring the replacement of existing ecosystems or the surrender of ownership of mission-critical data. The ANX 1500 pays for itself faster than any other storage infrastructure solution and provides by far the lowest cost per operations per second (OPS). The company holds 54 patents and has received $34 million in funding from Alloy Ventures, Benchmark Capital, Redpoint Ventures, Berkeley International Capital Corporation, Munder Capital Management, Needham Capital Partners, and Quantum Technology Ventures. Learn more at