Goodbye Arrays. Hello Software!
Modernizing storage to transform your data center.




Cisco + FormationOne: 

Multi-protocol enterprise storage platform

Cisco + Formation

Learn more about the power of Formation's software-defined storage platform and Cisco UCS


HPE + FormationOne: 

HPE Servers and FormationOne SDS


FormationOne TimeLine and HPE servers provide continuous data protection and enterprise-grade storage services


2016 Products of Year

Formation wins silver in server-based storage




Solve Your Biggest Storage Challenges


Scale big. Scale fast. Expand your storage from TBs to PBs. Automate processes to deliver new services 10x faster than legacy solutions. All with dramatic TCO savings.

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You can have it all. QoS with policy-based control, enforced permissions, and self-service provisioning. Simple, automated, agile.

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Reduce your storage footprint utilizing x86 commodity hardware. Slash TCO. Say goodbye to legacy array economics and proprietary hardware. And with our subscription pricing, you can pay as you grow.

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Run mixed workloads on a scale-out platform that consistently delivers low latency, high I/O, and high-throughput performance to seamlessly support traditional and modern distributed applications. Allocate, segment, and control performance dynamically across flash and disk volumes.

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Data protection with FormationOne from Formation Data Systems

Data is secure with 256 bit AES encryption, protecting data in-flight or at rest within FormationOne. This encryption occurs within the FormationOne cloud domain and also across the wire and when stored in AWS.

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Seamless storage replication with SafeGuard from Formation Data Systems
Hybrid Cloud

Deliver seamless replication between private and public data centers, supporting multiple use cases including disaster recovery, backup and archive. Data mobility and bi-directional connectivity into AWS also supports data migration and content distribution across hybrid-cloud environments.

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FormationOne is the only dynamic storage platform that provides all of these benefits in one product.

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    • Controlled performance at scale with PriorityOne™ QoS
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    • Minimize data loss and speed data repurposing with TimeLine™ data protection
    • Deliver lower TCO and minimize your storage footprint with Single-Origin Data™
    • Fully exploit the power of flash storage with Dynamic Data Tiering™
    • Transform stranded storage into a flexible, shared storage pool for Tier 2 use cases with Virtual Storage Recapture
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    • Replicate data to another domain, private repository, or the public cloud with FormationOne SafeGuard™
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One Platform, Many Solutions

Performance.png High-Performance Applications

Consolidate and transform high-performance block and file workloads into scale-out iSCSI and NFS deployments. Improve time-to-market with dramatic TCO savings.

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Hybrid Cloud storage recovery from Formation Data Systems Hybrid Cloud

Discover secure, efficient, bi-directional hybrid cloud replication between Formation Cloud domains and Amazon Web Services. Migrate data seamlessly between on-premise and cloud-based resources from a single intuitive interface.

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Virtualization.png Server Virtualization

Improve storage management for VMware and multi-hypervisor environments. Use QoS to deliver consistent performance and overcome the virtualization "I/O blender" effect.

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It's almost like FormationOne conjures up new storage from thin air—which is, after all, the promise virtualization brought to the world of compute.

- Ben Kepes, Networkworld