Gridstore Named to the Channel Company’s Exclusive 2015 CRN Emerging Vendor List
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Mountain View, Calif. – August 11, 2015, Gridstore®, a leader in hyper-converged all flash infrastructure for the Microsoft Cloud-Inspired Data Centerannounced today it has been named to The Channel Company’s exclusive 2015 CRN® Emerging Vendors List. The annual list features up-and-coming technology vendors that have introduced innovative new products, creating opportunities for channel partners in North America to create high-margin, cutting-edge solutions for their customers. The vendors recognized this year have demonstrated a commitment to developing new technologies to meet growing market demands.
Gridstore’s HyperConverged Appliances (HCA) are purpose-built for the Microsoft Cloud-Inspired Data Center. The HCA brings together compute, SAN and storage into a single system that offers all-flash bare-metal performance, efficient scaling, and scale-to-fit design that eliminates costly compute sprawl. Customers achieve a 10X performance increase with 75% less infrastructure delivering 4X decrease in TCO. The Gridstore HyperConverged Appliance is an ideal platform for infrastructure refreshes and specific Windows workloads such as VDI, SQL Server, Dev/Test, and ROBO.
Gridstore’s HyperConverged Infrastructure supports Windows Azure Pack, enabling deployment of Private-Cloud-in-a-Box easily and cost-effectively. Azure Pack provides a multi-tenant, self-service private cloud interface that works with Windows Server and System Center, to deliver self-service provisioning, easy movement of workloads to the cloud, and infrastructure management. Additionally, Gridstore’s integration with System Center includes VMM for policy-based provisioning and orchestration of compute and storage resources at VM-level granularity.
Gridstore has revolutionized hyper-converged infrastructure solutions for partners of all sizes with the only solution purpose-built for Microsoft Cloud-Inspired Data Center, along with a world class partner program. Through its industry leading Accelerate Partner Program, Gridstore sells products exclusively through a highly selective network of value-added resellers and service providers that have the skills necessary to deliver Microsoft System Center-based IT solutions to end-users. As a dedicated channel focused company, Gridstore has designed the program to allow its partners to differentiate themselves from the competition, deliver innovative solutions that end-users need and consequently gain a competitive advantage.
“Solution providers continue to keep their finger on the pulse of emerging technology in order to stay ahead of customer needs. The exciting technology vendors recognized in this year’s Emerging Vendors List don’t disappoint—the innovative technologies they bring to the table provide channel partners with product options that will propel their success into the future,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “We congratulate 2015’s Emerging Vendors for their outstanding efforts and for delivering cutting-edge technology solutions that will continue to evolve the IT channel.”
“We are honored to be recognized by CRN as one of the innovators in the emerging markets,” said Victoria Grey, CMO, Gridstore. “Receiving this award validates our unique value in the marketplace for both customers and partners. Our innovative hyper-converged solutions provides the ideal solution for Hyper-V and Windows Server customers, and the perfect opportunity for our channel partners to offer a competitive and differentiated offering that leverages their virtualization expertise.”
Companies included in CRN’s 2015 Emerging Vendors list were founded in 2009 or later and are actively working with channel partners in North America. The list, along with information about each vendor, will be published in CRN’s August 2015 issue and will be available online at www.crn.com.
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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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