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Gridstore CEO Named a Top 50 Midmarket IT Vendor Executive for 2015 by Midsize Enterprise Summit

Gridstore CEO Named a Top 50 Midmarket IT Vendor Executive for 2015 by Midsize Enterprise Summit

Hyperconverged Infrastructure Leader Recognized for Outstanding Leadership & Vision

Gridstore®, a leader in hyper-converged all flash infrastructure for the Microsoft Cloud-Inspired Data Center today announced that George Symons, Gridstore CEO, has been named to this year’s Top Midmarket IT Vendor Executive list, featuring the industry’s most influential vendor executives who serve midmarket and midsize customers. The list shines a spotlight on the professionals driving one of the most important customer segments in the industry today.

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George Symons is a long-term highly successful leader in the storage industry bringing over 20-years of experience to his role as a member of the Gridstore board of directors and its current CEO. George previously served as Chief Strategy Officer at Nexsan, resulting in its acquisition by Imation. Before Nexsan he held executive roles in storage companies including Xiotech Corporation (COO), EvoStor (CEO), Yosemite Technologies (CEO), EMC (CTO Information Management), and Legato (CTO, VP of Development and Product Management).

Throughout his career in high-tech, George has established a reputation as a thoughtful compassionate executive who exemplifies what it means to be a “student of the industry.” He leads by example and is constantly challenging himself and his teams to stay abreast of emerging technologies, market trends and the mid-markets’ customers’ needs and pains and striving to address these in a positive pro-active manner. Witnessed by his current executive team, most of whom have worked with him in numerous previous companies, his style of total transparency, trust and praise engenders an extremely high level of loyalty.

“I am extremely honored to once again be recognized by The Midsize Enterprise Summit team as one of the top executives in the storage marketplace,” said George Symons, CEO, Gridstore. “Receiving this award validates our value proposition for our partners and customers in the mid-market, delivering innovative hyper-converged solutions that aid them implementing a next generation infrastructure to meet their needs today and into the future. Our HyperConverged All-Flash Infrastructure (HCI) solutions that are purpose-built for the Microsoft Cloud-Inspired Data Center are well suited to address the challenges of this market segment by providing them the ideal high-performance, scalable solutions that are easy to manage and reduce overall TCO. Our HCI provides them an ideal platform for infrastructure refreshes and specific workloads such as VDI, SQL Server, Private Cloud, and ROBO.”

“The executives named and the companies they represent serve the midmarket with unwavering commitment, and are dedicated to creating solutions that meet the unique needs of this market” said Robert C. DeMarzo, Senior Vice President of Strategic Content, XChange Events. “Our Midsize Enterprise Summit is an ideal venue to honor these deserving leaders, and we congratulate each executive on their success.”

The Top 50 Midmarket IT Vendor Executive list will be honored at the Midsize Enterprise Summit (MES), September 20-22, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles, CA. In addition, the list of executives will be featured in a slideshow on, a leading source for IT industry news. Visit for access to the slideshow.

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Gridstore™ is the leader in HyperConverged All-Flash Infrastructure for the Microsoft Cloud-Inspired Data Center. Our customers gain a 10X performance improvement over traditional storage as we put all-flash as close to the workload as possible. They realize 4X lower TCO by consolidation of three layers of infrastructure into one built on X86 hardware, and 10X less management effort due to less management points and less infrastructure to manage. Gridstore’s HyperConverged Appliances (HCA) include both compute and storage in a single system with the flexibility for nodes being compute and storage or storage only and can scale from a minimum of three nodes to 256. Gridstore’s patented software architecture delivers native Windows integration, per-VM I/O control, and elastic and independent scaling of resources. The Gridstore HCA is an ideal platform for infrastructure refreshes and specific Windows workloads such as VDI, SQL Server, Private Cloud, and ROBO. Gridstore is headquartered in Mountain View, CA. and its products and services are available through a global network of value-added resellers.

Gridstore is a Microsoft Gold OEM and Gold Data Center Partner, a member of the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance and Certified in the Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track Program.

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