Sanbolic releases Melion version 3.5

Melio v3.5 Alleviates Data Management and Performance Challenges Resulting from Increasingly Dynamic Physical and Virtual Application Environments

Watertown, MA – (June 20, 2011) – Sanbolic™, a pioneer in distributed data management, today announced the general availability of its newest software release, Melio™ version 3.5 (v3.5).  Architected to address the storage management and performance challenges encountered in increasingly dynamic and virtualized application environments, Melio v3.5 delivers improved availability and scalability to critical enterprise workloads.

“Sanbolic was founded 10 years ago to bring distributed computing concepts to the storage layer,” said Momchil Michailov, Co-Founder and CEO, Sanbolic.  “We believed that it was inevitable for the market to head in this direction; and with the rapid adoption of virtualization, and more recent movement towards cloud computing, we have been proven correct.”  He continued, “Unpredictable application requirements are exposing the limitations of current storage topologies.  The launch of Melio v3.5 is perfectly timed to cost-effectively enable a more application-aware, available and scalable shared storage architecture.”

Melio integrates complex storage concepts, including clustered file system and volume management, rapid resource provisioning, and quality of service (QoS) into a workload and storage agnostic offering. Customers benefit from increased levels of infrastructure flexibility and responsiveness, while minimizing storage related cost and complexity. Other tangible customer benefits realized from Melio v3.5 include:

  • Increased application availability and flexibility via shared access to critical data, independent of the underlying hardware
  • More agile provisioning of storage resources to meet unpredictable application requirements and maintain consistent performance
  • Reduced operational overhead with centrally managed storage resources
  • Dynamic management of data protection and QoS levels to optimally align with user-defined policies

“While virtualization has delivered clear benefits to enterprise IT departments in terms of consolidation and efficiency, it has actually created more problems than it solved on the storage side of the equation,” said Terri McClure, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG).  “Sanbolic has been addressing this problem for years, with strong enterprise validation to show for it. Melio v3.5 builds off this momentum, adding an increased level of application and data awareness for an existing infrastructure, while minimizing storage related cost and complexity.”
“Using Sanbolic’s Melio has helped us to address numerous storage management challenges,” said Chris Buckley, Director of Information Technology Services for Advocates, Inc.  “We have been able to improve storage resource utilization and achieve greater performance, while maintaining maximum flexibility in how and where we scale.  Since deploying Melio, Advocates has dramatically reduced the management overhead required to manage its environment.”


Melio v3.5 is immediately available through Sanbolic’s reseller and distribution partners worldwide. For more information, or to locate a partner in your area, please contact