SOURCE: GridIron Systems

GridIron Systems

August 27, 2012 08:00 ET

GridIron Systems Named a 2012 Emerging Vendor by CRN and UBM Channel

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 27, 2012) - GridIron® Systems, a pioneer in Big Data acceleration, today announced it has been selected by UBM Channel and CRN as a 2012 Emerging Technology Vendor. The annual list features the most innovative vendors who not only deliver technology that is easy to use, but can generate the high margins solution providers require. The vendors that make up the CRN Emerging Technology Vendor list were founded in 2006 or later, have revenue under $1 billion and have an active U.S. channel strategy.

Among these Emerging Vendors are companies that have already established themselves in their market segment and others that are already making an impact despite a recent launch. Each organization on the list represents a new partnership and go-to-market opportunity for solution providers looking to identify new vendor partners.

GridIron's OneAppliance products incorporate patented Set-Ranking™ technology (with unique silicon and software analytics) and Flash to deliver the broadest set of solutions for ultra-fast access to data. This enables applications to run up to 10 times faster without the disruption, risk, and expense of all-Flash storage options.

GridIron works closely with industry-leading technology providers, channel partners, and systems integrators. Through GridIron's channel program, partners have high-level access to technology, training and marketing programs that enhance and differentiate their current offerings.

"Emerging doesn't mean what it used to," said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, UBM Channel. "And this collection of up-and-comers and new-to-the-game vendors is on an upward trajectory that a host of young companies that preceded them could barely imagine. With new innovations like cloud computing and virtualization speeding up the pace of innovation, and technology mainstays like storage and networking branching off into new directions, this list encapsulates a tectonic technology shift where the recently founded are starting to rule the roost and become household names much more quickly than in the past. We congratulate each vendor on the list and congratulate them for placing an emphasis on innovation and ease of use, features that are the hallmark of any successful channel offering."

Final selection to the Emerging Technology Vendor list was made by the CRN editorial team after a review of submitted information. To view a sample of the list and read the editorial accompaniment visit www.CRN.com.

"We are honored to have been selected as an Emerging Vendor by CRN and UBM," said Prasad Pammidimukkala, Vice President of Marketing at GridIron Systems. "Our channel partners have worked closely with us from day one. Their feedback and support have been invaluable in helping us refine our products so that they install quickly and deliver immediate value to customers by accelerating existing storage systems as well as expanding their infrastructure with high-performance flash-based storage solutions."

About GridIron Systems
GridIron Systems is a Big Data Acceleration company based in Sunnyvale, California. Formed by a team of networking, storage and SAN innovators, it has focused on bringing the benefits of new technologies like solid state disk to improve data center performance and costs with the LEAST amount of operational disruption. GridIron has 24 patents pending in areas related to big data storage, access-behavior analysis and management. GridIron offers the most comprehensive solutions to speed up multi-terabyte databases including clustered and virtualized environments at a fraction of the cost of alternatives. Additional information is available at www.gridironsystems.com. Follow GridIron on Twitter: @gridironsystems and blog: www.bigdatafasttracked.com.

UBM Channel (www.ubmchannel.com)
UBM Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With more than 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives, managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. UBM Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM Channel, visit us at http://www.ubmchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ubmchannel.

UBM plc (www.ubm.com)
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

GridIron, OneAppliance, RackPack, iNode, FlashCube, TurboCharger and Set-Ranking are registered or claimed trademarks of GridIron Systems, Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Scott Regan
    Senior Marketing Manager
    UBM Channel
    508.416.1186
    Email Contact

    Agnes Lamont
    Marketingsage
    GridIron Systems, Inc.
    925.426.0488 X112
    Email Contact