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Gridstore Named to 2014 Products of the Year

Gridstore Named to 2014 Products of the Year

Gridstore HyperConverged Appliance Captures Silver in Storage Systems: Disk and Hybrid Systems Category

Gridstore™ the leader in hyper-converged all flash infrastructure for the Microsoft Cloud-Inspired Data Center today announced they won Silver in the 12th annual Storage magazine/ 2014 Products of the Year awards in the Storage Systems: Disk and Hybrid Systems category. The awards were judged by the Storagemagazine/SearchStorage.comeditorial staff, in conjunction with a team of users, industry experts, analysts and consultants.

“It is truly an honor to be named as one of the 2014 Products of the Year,” said Victoria Grey, CMO, Gridstore, Inc. “Receiving this award in this highly competitive category validates our approach to delivering innovative solutions with the most outstanding price/performance available in the market today. Our HyperConverged Infrastructure delivers the performance needed by the most demanding applications like VDI and SQL Server, while also providing the best TCO available.”

According to Dave Raffo’s article posted on SearchVirtual ( Gridstore won points with the judges for its integration with Windows.

“They are exceptionally integrated with Windows 2012 R2 servers, better than any other SAN storage,” one judge said. “That’s innovative.”

According to Raffo’s arcticle, “Gridstore’s product line evolved to the HyperConverged Appliance. The vendor began selling storage specifically for Windows in 2013, and in mid-2014 it added the ability to cluster to 250 nodes and 12 PB in a pool. Customers can manage storage nodes and pools along with servers and hosts through Microsoft System Center’s Virtual Machine Manager.”

“The Gridstore HyperConverged Appliance combines Gridstore’s Windows 2012 R2-based storage nodes with servers in one box. Gridstore’s vController operates in the Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor. Customers can scale storage alone by adding Gridstore Storage Nodes or HyperConverged appliances to scale storage and compute.”

Another judge added: “It’s a Microsoft-only solution, but innovative and scalable on many fronts, including erasure coding for capacity and per-VM [quality of service] QoS controls for flash performance. You can build a massive cloud or a hyper-converged server farm.”

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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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