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Gridstore Joins Prestigious Microsoft Technology Center Alliance Member and V-TSP Programs in the Big Apple

Gridstore Joins Prestigious Microsoft Technology Center Alliance Member and V-TSP Programs in the Big Apple

Infrastructure Leader Showcases its Hyper-Converged All-Flash Appliance at the Microsoft MTC in New York City

Gridstore™, the leader in hyper-converged all flash infrastructure for the Microsoft Cloud-Inspired Data Center today announced they have joined the prestigious Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) Alliance Member Program. As part of this program, Gridstore’s industry leading HyperConverged Appliances (HCA) have been installed in the New York City MTC. The HyperConverged All-Flash Infrastructure is deployed in conjunction with System Center VMM (Virtual Machine Manager) and Azure Pack for Hybrid and Private cloud demonstrations. Supporting the installation will be Gridstore’s newly certified v-TSP located in New York.


The Microsoft Technology Center Alliances program is made up of industry leaders in hardware, software and services who provide their resources and technology to MTCs around the world. The Microsoft Technology Centers (MTCs) are collaborative environments that provide access to innovative technologies and world-class expertise, enabling customers to envision, design, and demonstrate solutions to meet their exact needs.


Concurrent to joining the MTC, Microsoft has certified one of Gridstore’s Eastern Region Technical support team members as a Virtual Technology Specialist as part of the Virtual Technology Specialist Program (V-TSP.) The Microsoft Virtual Technology Specialist Program (V-TSP) is a select group chosen from the elite in Microsoft’s partner community, whose focus is to augment Microsoft’s internal Technology Specialist team. V-TSPs are chosen by Microsoft because of their superior architectural, development, consulting, and customer interfacing skills.


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With their HyperConverged Appliance, Gridstore collapses three layers of infrastructure into one, reducing overall TCO and delivering a highly scalable solution that allows for compute and storage to scale independently.  The Gridstore HCA is affordable, and delivers high performance for any size datacenter up to the largest environments requiring Petabytes of storage. Gridstore’s innovative offering integrates seamlessly with the Microsoft Cloud OS including Windows Server, Hyper-V, System Center and Windows Azure Pack.Gridstore is a Microsoft Gold Certified OEM Partner.


“We are very excited to be the newest vendor in the New York MTC,” said Victoria Grey, CMO, Gridstore. “This will allow us and our partners to showcase the power and simplicity of the Gridstore HyperConverged Appliance deployed as part of an Enterprise Infrastructure environment including System Center and Azure Pack, for a complete Cloud-in-a-box solution.”


Gridstore provides a range of hyper-converged appliances targeted at Windows workloads such as VDI, SQL Server Consolidation, Dev/Test, and ROBO.  Leveraging a unique software architecture Gridstore’s HCA is highly scalable, delivers a dramatic reduction in TCO while providing optimal price / performance with an affordable all-flash solution.


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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 scalable layer built on X86 hardware and 10X less management effort due to less management points and less infrastructure to manage. Gridstore’s HyperConverged Appliances include both compute and storage in a single system, and provide external storage and work with any Windows servers and the HyperConverged Appliance, all driven by Gridstore’s patented software. Gridstore software architecture delivers native Windows integration, per-VM I/O control, and elastic and independent scaling of resources. Gridstore is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.  and its products and services are available through a global network of value-added resellers.


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Gridstore, Inc.