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Leading Canadian Consultancy TriCon Elite Joins Gridstore Accelerate Partner Program

Leading Canadian Consultancy TriCon Elite Joins Gridstore Accelerate Partner Program

TriCon Elite and Gridstore Together Deliver Hyper-Converged Solutions to Canadian Market

Gridstore™, the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built to optimize Microsoft workloads, todayannounced that TriCon Elite Consulting, one of Canada’s leading enterprise consultancies, has signed as a premier partner in the Gridstore Accelerate Partner Program. Founded by Microsoft MVP Dave Kawula, TriCon’s Managing Principal Consultant and Cristal Kawula, President and key driver of the TriCon Partner Network, the company was founded on the desire to provide superior consultation to help its customers solve even the most complex IT and business problems.


TriCon Elite consultants possess a broad range of skills specializing in the business critical areas of Microsoft Advanced Infrastructure, Microsoft System Center, technical architecture, specialty ISV consulting services, and ongoing operational support.

TriCon Elite provides market-leading solutions focused on virtualization, asset intelligence, and GreenIT initiatives that help maximize savings in customers’ environments.


“Partnering with Gridstore just makes sense,” said Dave Kawula, Founder and Managing Principal Consultant, TriCon Elite. “This relationship will give TriCon Elite the ability to expand its reach into the Microsoft Virtualization and Cloud markets by leveraging the groundbreaking, hyper-converged computing space.”


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Kawula added, “It is hard to argue with the kind of price and performance the Gridstore solution offers, and consolidating all of our storage and computing needs into one box with their HyperConverged Appliance will provide a green data center solution with dramatic cost savings.  Gridstore is poised to be a game changer in the hyper-converged market.”


With over 18 years’ experience in the IT industry, Kawula lead two other IT service organizations before founding TriCon Elite.  In April 2012, he was honored with a special designation from Microsoft as a Most Valuable Professional “MVP” in Hyper-V naming him to an elite group of only 75 others in the world.  Kawula also holds over 50 Microsoft certifications in various technology areas.

“We are very pleased that TriCon Elite has joined the Accelerate Program as the company will play an integral role in expanding our reach into the Canadian market for hyper-converged solutions built for optimizing Microsoft workloads,” said Victoria Grey, Chief Marketing Officer, Gridstore. “We are gratified that as a Microsoft MVP Dave Kawula is seeing the value Gridstore brings to Microsoft customers, and expect TriCon to be extremely successful with our HyperConverged Appliances.”


Headquartered in Mountain View, California, Gridstore’s innovative hyper-converged solutions address the primary storage challenges that impact application performance in virtual environments and give partners a real point of difference. Gridstore offerings integrate seamlessly with Microsoft System Center and is a key component for enabling the Cloud Data Center. The Accelerate Partner Program is designed to provide the tools, resources and experience to ensure that partners are fully equipped with the building blocks to successfully promote the solution.


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About TriCon Elite

Founder Dave Kawula guides the consulting practice and is in the field with our customers every day.  He has extremely deep expertise and specializes in consulting in some of the most complex environments in the world.   He has hand-picked a group of Elite Consultants and surrounds himself with incredibly talented partners and colleagues.   His SWAT Team approach to projects often shows results for customers in a few short weeks after being engaged.  Proof of the consulting model Dave has built is in the fact that TriCon Elite runs almost 100% based on customer referrals and word of mouth.


About Gridstore

Gridstore™ is the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built for Microsoft workloads and designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Gridstore’s hyper-converged infrastructure is the industry’s first all flash version of HyperConverged Appliances that include both compute and storage in a single system, and Storage Nodes that 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. Benefits include easy deployment, predictable and controllable high performance, scaling that fits your needs, and up to 50% lower TCO. Headquartered in Mountain View, CA. its products and services are available through a global network of value-added resellers. For more information, please visit:


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