SOURCE: Gridstore, Inc.

Gridstore, Inc.

January 06, 2016 08:00 ET

Gridstore Sets the Stage for Aggresive UK Growth by Signing Partnership With Cloud Distribution Ltd

Partnership to Enable Existing and New Channel Partners; Drive End User Demand for HyperConverged Infrastructure

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - January 06, 2016) - Gridstore®, the leader in hyper-converged all flash infrastructure for the Microsoft Cloud-Inspired Datacenter today announced that they have engaged Cloud Distribution, a next generation value-added distributor that specializes in bringing new and innovative Security, Networking and Storage solutions to market to act as their only distribution agent in the UK. The formation of this strategic distribution partnership leverages the mutual strengths of each organization to take advantage of the burgeoning hyper-converged infrastructure market.

Cloud Distribution is Gridstore's only distributor in the UK and as an organization experienced in bringing disruptive technology to the UK market is prepared to drive the rapidly-expanding hyper-converged trend. Cloud Distribution plans to attract new resellers with the addition of Gridstore, and will be offering unique virtual marketing services to help make them successful.

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"We are extremely pleased to form this distribution alliance with Gridstore," said Bruce Hockin, Director of Storage Solutions, Cloud Distribution. "We strongly believe in Gridstore's approach to providing a truly innovative hyper-converged infrastructure solution and look forward to providing this revenue opportunity to our UK channel partners. There's rapid growth in this space right now and this partnership will provide our channel partners the industry-leading solutions they demand to enable incremental sales and services revenues, by them promoting this solution to their end user customers."

Andy Hill, Vice President of EMEA Sales says, "We are very excited to welcome Cloud Distribution as our exclusive UK distributor and believe that its expertise will help drive the expansion of our hyper-converged solutions purpose-built for the Microsoft Cloud-Inspired Datacenter. We've seen tremendous growth in demand for our HyperConverged Infrastructure, and now with Cloud Distribution we'll be better prepared to handle the rapid expansion of our reach through the channel."

Gridstore HyperConverged Infrastructure (HCI) delivers compute, storage, and storage networking in a single appliance that offers market leading price/performance, efficient scaling, and scale-to-fit design. The Gridstore HCI is easy to deploy and reduces management time and effort. Leveraging its patented technology, a Gridstore HCI delivers the same performance and VM density as traditional converged solutions with 75% less physical infrastructure and a 65% lower price-per-VM. The Gridstore HyperConverged Appliance is an ideal platform for infrastructure refreshes and specific Windows workloads such as VDI, SQL Server, Dev/Test, Private Cloud and ROBO.

About Cloud Distribution

Cloud Distribution is a value added distributor of disruptive next generation security, networking and storage solutions that VARs can take to market quickly and easily. It currently distributes A10 Networks, Aerohive, BlackBerry, Check Point Software, Cisco Meraki, Cloud4Wi, CloudFlare, DataCore, Exinda, Netskope, Maxta, MemBlaze, NexGen, OpenDNS, Peplink, Vectra Networks and Talon. Its portfolio of disruptive security and networking solutions helps resellers to differentiate themselves from the competition and create new markets to sell in. The company was founded in 2009 by senior executives with a wealth of experience in the security, networking and optimisation space. Its philosophy is to take innovative, cutting-edge vendors into the UK market by recruiting and working together with skilled, reputable, market making partners. For further information please visit www.cloud-distribution.com or follow us on Twitter @cloudtweeters.

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Gridstore™ is the leader in HyperConverged All-Flash Infrastructure for the Microsoft Cloud-Inspired Datacenter. Our customers gain a 10X performance improvement over traditional storage as we put all-flash as close to the workload as possible. They realize 4X lower TCO by consolidation of three layers of infrastructure into one built on X86 hardware, and 10X less management effort due to less management points and less infrastructure to manage. Gridstore's HyperConverged Appliances (HCA) include both compute and storage in a single system with the flexibility for nodes being compute and storage or storage only and can scale from a minimum of three nodes to 256. Gridstore's patented software architecture delivers native Windows integration, per-VM I/O control, and elastic and independent scaling of resources. The Gridstore HCA is an ideal platform for infrastructure refreshes and specific Windows workloads such as VDI, SQL Server, Private Cloud, and ROBO. Gridstore is headquartered in Mountain View, CA. and its products and services are available through a global network of value-added resellers.

Gridstore is a Microsoft Gold OEM and Gold Datacenter Partner, a member of the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance and Certified in the Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track Program.

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