SOURCE: Gridstore


November 26, 2013 12:43 ET

Blue Collar Storage Joins Gridstore's "Accelerate" Partner Program

Expands Portfolio to Include Innovative Software-Defined Storage Offerings

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 26, 2013) -  Gridstore™, the leader in optimized storage for Windows Servers and Hyper-V that accelerates application I/O up to 500%, today announced that Blue Collar Storage -- a division of Strategic Storage Solutions -- has joined the Gridstore's Accelerate Partner Program. Founded in 2002, Strategic Storage Solutions is one of the leading value-added resellers in the Midwest, providing technically superior storage solutions for the mid-market.

"Blue Collar Storage targets early adopters of innovative storage technologies, allowing them to increase their competitive advantage," said Tim Neary, Founder and CEO, Strategic Storage Solutions, the parent company of Blue Collar Storage. "With the addition of Gridstore to our portofolio, we are able to provide our customers with the industry's leading software-defined storage solution optimized for Hyper-V. Gridstore's high-performance optimized storage provides the ideal cost-effective solution for our customers."

Through its industry leading Accelerate Partner Program, Gridstore sells its products exclusively through a highly selective network of value-added resellers and managed service providers that have the virtualization, Microsoft and technical skills necessary to deliver IT solutions for the modern data center to mid-size enterprise organizations. The Accelerate Partner Program was designed to ensure that partners can differentiate themselves from the competition and deliver the innovative solutions that customers need.

"We are very pleased to welcome Blue Collar Storage into the Accelerate Program," said John Ferraro, Vice President of Sales, Gridstore. "Blue Collar will play an integral role in expanding our solutions into the Microsoft Hyper-V market in their region. It will service a vast array of industries with access to solutions for both capacity and hybrid storage, delivering the industry's first true end-to-end software-defined storage solution."

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Gridstore™ is the leader in optimized storage for Windows Servers and Hyper-V that accelerates application I/O. All traditional storage suffers from the I/O blender that severely impacts application performance in virtual environments. Gridstore is Software- Defined Storage that uses patented Server-Side Virtual Controller™ Technology (SVCT) to eliminate the I/O blender and accelerate applications in three unique ways. 

1. vmOptimized™ Storage provides self-optimizing storage stacks that accelerate I/O for each application. 

2. TrueQoS™ is the industry's only end-to-end Storage QoS that guarantees performance for your most important applications. 

3. GridScale™ is a simple, pay-as-you-scale grid architecture with massively parallel performance scaling that accelerates application I/O. 

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