The StorSimple company was founded in 2008, and began with spring of 2012 release of specialized data storage devices with connection to a cloud system. StorSimple devices automatically synchronize data between the local and cloud storage as which systems can be used Microsoft Windows Azure Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform and Rackspace. The company releases devices with capacities from 2 to 20 Tbyte and the prices from 40 thousand dollars. They are certified for work with hypervisors VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V. Device management can be exercised both through a web panel, and via the module of Microsoft Management Console.
Integration of local and cloud data warehouses well fits into perspective vision of the cloud Cloud OS operating system consider in the companies. Cloud OS should become the single platform integrating data processing centers of the client and service provider and the cloud Windows Azure system.
In the fall of 2012 the Microsoft corporation announced buys the developer of cloud storage systems StorSimple.