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August 09, 2011 09:00 ET

Diamond Point International Becomes Premiere Gridstore Partner to Offer Scale-Out NAS Storage for SMB Customers at Half the Cost of Standalone NAS

Military, Manufacturing and Education Storage Value Added Reseller Expands Product Line to Deliver Enterprise-Class NAS Solutions With Gridstore to Eliminate Risk, Cost and Complexity of Silo-Based NAS

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 9, 2011) - Gridstore™, the leader in scale-out NAS solutions for the SMB market, and Diamond Point International, a UK-based storage reseller, today announced that Diamond Point has joined the Gridstore Partner Program as a premiere partner and value added distributor (VAD). As an authorized Gridstore partner, Diamond Point now has a highly scalable NAS offering at half the price of traditional, silo-based NAS storage for its military, manufacturing and education customers.

The Diamond Point partnership with Gridstore enables the UK-based value added distributor to successfully capitalize on the expansive storage opportunity in the military, manufacturing, education and (SMB) markets. With access to innovative partner support programs and the Gridstore Scale-out NAS solution, Diamond Point is able to achieve a powerful NAS storage grid for its channel partners and customers that eliminates storage sprawl and multiple single points of failure. The Gridstore Scale-out NAS solution is designed to eliminate the risk, cost and complexity of silo-based storage with a simple, scalable offering that is based on a "Pay as you Grow" pricing model which eliminates the need to overprovision costly storage resources.

"Gridstore is changing the dynamics of scale-out NAS for the SMB market much like Equallogic did for iSCSI," said Frank Sutton, director, Diamond Point. "This solution gives us a very turnkey, enterprise-class NAS product for our customers and is a no brainer for both VARs and systems integrators we support. It's a win-win for everyone."

"Diamond Point has a huge footprint in the UK market and is a leader in providing the channel and system integrators with best-of-breed solutions," said Kelly Murphy, CEO, Gridstore. "The Gridstore Scale-out NAS solution gives our mutual customers a turnkey, scalable, high performance storage solution that meets their 24 x 7 business demands for reliability and availability -- while eliminating the need to over provision costly storage resources."

The Gridstore Partner Program
Gridstore supports its NASg solution with a comprehensive partner program to fuel its partners' success throughout the entire customer lifecycle. The Gridstore Partner Program has been designed to offer end-to-end support for MSPs and VARs looking to drive increased revenues by capitalizing on the increasing SMB customer demand for high availability storage solutions. Members of the Gridstore Partner Program receive innovative marketing and financial initiatives including resources, tools and support for prospecting, recruiting, activating and growing new clients. Components of the program include deal registration and protection, co-funded demand generation opportunities and professional services. For more information, please visit: http://gridstore.com/partners.html.

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About Diamond Point International
Diamond Point International, part of an international group, has been established in the UK since 1983 and has been at the forefront of industrial computing technology, servicing a mix of OEMs and system integrators. Diamond Point is committed to the Open Systems philosophy and has maintained a portfolio of standards based products, both de facto and formally IEEE recognized. The company offers a prompt quality Technical Support service across all its products. Its engineering department integrates both hardware and software products, thereby offering total system solutions as required by our customers. For more information, please visit: http://www.dpie.com.

About Gridstore
Gridstore is the innovation leader in scale-out Network Attached Storage (NAS) products. The Gridstore NASg solution provides unlimited storage capacity and reliability at a fraction of the cost of traditional storage solutions. NASg is designed for small-to-mid-sized businesses and Managed Service Providers who struggle with the risk, cost and complexity of storage sprawl and who need enterprise class storage without the cost and complexity. Founded in 2007, Gridstore is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. and has development facilities in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, please visit: http://www.gridstore.com.

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