SOURCE: Gridstore


January 27, 2012 09:00 ET

Gridstore Named Finalist for 2011 Products of the Year by Storage Magazine for Their Scale-Out NAS Solution

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 27, 2012) - Gridstore™, the leader in grid-based scale-out NAS solutions, today announced that the company has been chosen as a finalist for the Storage Magazine/ 2011 Products of the Year for storage systems. This category covered FC and iSCSI SAN, NAS, multiprotocol systems, direct-attached storage (DAS), hard disk drives, solid-state storage, disk controllers, caching appliances, storage virtualization appliances and cloud storage gateway appliances.

Forty-eight enterprise data storage products in six categories have been chosen as finalists for the Storage magazine and 2011 Products of the Year competition. A panel of judges selected these finalists from nearly 200 entries in six data storage categories: backup and disaster recovery software and services, backup hardware, networking equipment, storage management tools, storage systems, and storage system software.

With Gridstore's scale-out NAS solution small and medium sized organizations now have a turnkey, enterprise-class solution that eliminates storage sprawl and multiple single points of failure while reducing the cost of traditional NAS silos by as much as 50 percent. The Gridstore storage platform is designed to reduce the risk, cost and complexity of traditional silo-based storage and gives small and medium sized enterprises a "Pay as you Grow" pricing model that allows organizations to add storage as needed without having to over provision and manage storage resources.

"It is an honor to be selected as a product of the year finalist by Storage Magazine," said Kelly Murphy, CEO Gridstore. "Storage requirements for the SMB market are evolving and the time has come to completely rethink how NAS storage is architected and managed to meet their needs. Cluster based NAS solutions are too limited in scope to deal with rapidly increasing data demands, are plagued with network bottlenecks, don't offer enough processing capacity, and are complex and costly to manage. Gridstore eliminates these problems with a true grid-based scale-out NAS that brings a new level of scale, performance, reliability, simplicity and affordability that delivers immediate ROI."

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About Gridstore
Gridstore is the leader in grid-based, scale-out Network Attached Storage (NAS) products. The Gridstore Scale-out NAS solution uniquely combines virtualization with a grid processing platform to deliver a single pool of storage that simplifies management while increasing performance, scaling and reliability. The Gridstore system is designed for organizations 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:

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