SOURCE: Xiotech


February 11, 2010 10:00 ET

Xiotech and GlassHouse Team to Deliver High Performance, Reliable and Scalable Storage Solutions and Services Worldwide

Strategic Partnership Expands Xiotech's Global Service Footprint; Helps Organizations Optimize Business Initiatives by Managing Data Growth and Maximizing Storage Capacity

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN--(Marketwire - February 11, 2010) - Xiotech Corporation, a leader in intelligent application-oriented storage solutions, today announced a partnership with GlassHouse Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of data center consulting and services. The two companies will engage in a range of joint development and marketing activities designed to deliver scalable, manageable and predictable storage solutions to enterprises worldwide.

Explosive data growth has outstripped the legacy storage infrastructure, requiring costly over-provisioning of resources to overcome a significant performance bottleneck. Offering a fresh approach to this well-entrenched business reality, Intelligent Storage Element (ISE™) technology delivers the industry's highest-performing and most reliable application-oriented data storage. ISE units enable 100 percent usable storage capacity, while maintaining optimal performance as drives approach full utilization. Notably, due to efficiencies inherent in ISE technology, Xiotech allows organizations to scale their storage infrastructures with unprecedented flexibility and cost effectiveness.

"GlassHouse offers Xiotech a proven, established and scalable professional services model for further penetrating the domestic and international markets and meeting the needs of large customers and partners," said Xiotech President and CEO Alan Atkinson. "We look forward to leveraging GlassHouse's unrivaled global reach, consulting expertise and umbrella of comprehensive services to quickly serve the demand we've seen from enterprise organizations and our partners worldwide."

"ISE represents a unique approach to a vexing proposition for IT -- meeting the storage demands of the business, while achieving maximum value on equipment investments," said Brian Ritchie, Senior Vice President at GlassHouse. "We look forward to partnering with Xiotech to more quickly and efficiently implement a best-practices approach to data storage."

About GlassHouse

GlassHouse Technologies is a global provider of data center infrastructure consulting services. Focused on data center consolidations, virtualization, security, storage, data protection and managed services, GlassHouse consultants offer a vendor-independent approach to architect, implement and operate IT environments that drive high performance and agility through cloud computing and a service provider model.

GlassHouse transforms infrastructures to deliver high value services that align to business needs, enabling cloud computing and accelerated return on investments while mitigating operational inefficiencies and risk. This is provided through Transom, a unique delivery framework comprised of proprietary software tools, methodologies and domain expertise. Visit the GlassHouse blog for expert commentary on key data center issues facing today's enterprises and follow us on twitter at #GlassHouse_Tech.

About Xiotech

Xiotech Corporation is one of the world's largest privately held data storage companies and a leader in Intelligent Application Storage. Xiotech's patented Intelligent Storage Element (ISE™) technology has rebooted storage fundamentals to better align with evolving application demands, including linearly scalable performance and capacity, industry-leading energy savings and zero-touch reliability. ISE technology enables organizations to build systems of interoperable, best-of-breed solutions and overcome the bottlenecks caused by current-generation storage infrastructure in the face of explosive data growth, increasing levels of virtualization and ever-increasing application intelligence. With a widely acclaimed service and support team and more than 240 foundational storage patents held across a team of storage industry veterans from EMC, Seagate, IBM, Compaq and DEC, Xiotech is setting a new standard in storage. Follow Xiotech at

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