Exablox passes the 1PB install base milestone

Storage vendor Exablox announces that they have deployed over 1PB of their OneBlox appliances at customer sites.

Published Sat, Feb 22 2014 7:54 AM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Sunnyvale, California based Exablox announced that they have reached an installation base that now exceeds 1PB. Touting themselves as "the company reimagining storage", Exablox entered the market mid last year with their OneBlox Appliance. They attribute their quick market adoption partly due to their go to market strategy of allowing customers to choose their own drives, as opposed to having to buy drives from them. In a related press release, they also just announced the capability of supporting the new HGST 6TB drives so their cost per capacity is looking to be even more attractive in 2014.

Exablox passes the 1PB install base milestone |

Allowing customers to choose their own drives is not unique to Exablox, as other storage vendors in the space have been doing this for years. However, most of the vendors allowing this flexibility do not also provide the same level of enterprise features that the OneBlox Appliance is capable of - features like inline deduplication, continuous data protection, and scaling out on-the-fly. This combination of cost savings and enterprise class software features could certainly make them a force to be reckoned with, especially in the small-medium enterprise space.

Furthermore, looking through their datasheet, it appears they have locked on to another major factor for this space- ease of use. With a supposed 3 minute installation and a cloud based management software, it could certainly appeal to IT shops that need to have a couple hundred TB's, but don't want to babysit it. Not to mention, it definitely looks sleek.


Kalen has been working in the computer industry for the past 20 years in a variety of roles ranging from his early days as a hands on tech, to starting an internet cafe in the 90’s. For the past decade, he has been focused on the data storage market, helping large data centers more efficiently achieve greater scale. Having worked with the largest enterprises, vendors, and resellers in the world, Kalen contributes a unique perspective on all things related to large datacenters and distributed enterprises – hardware, software, and the human factor. His stories reflect his split personality of part businessman, part technologist. Away from the computer, you will find him in the kitchen or at the grill, cooking up something delicious for his family and friends. His dream come true will be when 3D printers can really be trusted as a kitchen appliance.

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