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March 25, 2013 09:00 ET

Gridstore Named to CRN's 2013 5-Star Partner Program Guide

5-Star Designation in Annual Guide Identifies the IT Channel's Most Elite Vendor Partner Programs

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 25, 2013) - Gridstore today announced it has been named to CRN's 2013 Partner Program Guide, and awarded a 5-Star Partner rating. The CRN Partner Program Guide is the definitive listing of manufacturers and software publishers that service solution providers or provide products to the IT Channel. The guide recognizes those vendors who have channel programs and derive a portion of their sales through the indirect IT Channel. The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite subset of Partner Program Guide vendors who give solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.

The list methodology is based on objective criteria that takes into account each vendor's investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication. Vendors are assessed using information provided in their completed applications.

The Gridstore Accelerate Partner Program is a resource-rich channel program designed with attractive channel incentives to fuel partner success in the delivery of a simple, powerful and affordable software defined storage grid that delivers excellent performance, capacity and dynamic scalability at industry-leading price points. Gridstore's recent partnership with Veeam, an innovative provider of backup, replication and virtualization management solutions for VMware vSphere and Windows Server Hyper-V, allows for an optimized storage solution that provides dynamic scalability, high performance and industry-superior data protection in virtualized environments.

"The companies listed in CRN's 2013 Partner Program Guide represent a comprehensive list of the best channel programs in the market today," said Kelley Damore, senior vice president and editorial director, for UBM Tech Channel's CRN. "The 5-star award is reserved for vendors that understand that a successful partnership does not rely solely on the technology. By offering their partners tools, education and regular updates, vendors on this list go above and beyond traditional support to ensure a mutually beneficial partnership."

"We are pleased to be recognized by CRN for our value-added partner program and top-tier channel partners," said Chris Sterbenc, vice president of sales, Gridstore. "The wave of virtualization that is sweeping the landscape has only made VM backups a bigger challenge for service providers and mid-market enterprises. Fortunately, the unique marriage of Veeam's feature rich backup and instant restore capability, combined with Gridstore's high-performance and cost-effective scale out storage provides the ideal solution and the perfect opportunity for our channel partners to increase their sales and margins."

The 2013 Partner Program Guide will be featured on CRN.com and the 5-Star Partners listing will be highlighted in the March 2013 issue of CRN.

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About Gridstore
Gridstore is the leading provider of software defined storage that turns simple storage building blocks into the world's most powerful and affordable storage without limits. Gridstore brings the era of mainframe-style monolithic storage and its disruptive forklift upgrades to an end. The Grid allows businesses to start small and pay as they grow to any size while growing more powerful with each additional block. We eliminate the frustrations of planning and forecasting for the unknown. No more headaches, no more disruption to the business. Now you can effortlessly give your organization the powerful storage it demands. Gridstore is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. For more information, please visit: http://www.gridstore.com.

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