SOURCE: Gridstore, Inc.

Gridstore, Inc.

Gridstore, Inc.

February 24, 2014 12:00 ET

John Ferraro, Vice President of Worldwide Channel & Sales for Software-Defined Storage Leader Gridstore Recognized as one of CRN's 2014 Channel Chiefs

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 24, 2014) - Gridstore™, the leader in software-defined storage optimized for Windows Servers, and Hyper-V announced today that John Ferraro has been named one of CRN's 2014 Channel Chiefs. This prestigious list of the most powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.

CRN Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT channel sales.

With over 17 years of experience building channel relationships, John was chosen because of his commitment to ensuring his partners are truly business partners and his proactive approach to helping guarantee their success. He is keenly focused on building and expanding successful relationships and believes it is critical to support partners with the highest integrity and most innovative programs that help them expand their competitive advantage.

"We are pleased to highlight the many executives throughout the industry who work tirelessly to advance the standing of the channel community within their organizations. The CRN Channel Chief honorees lead, inspire and engage peers and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the channel within the IT industry. We applaud their efforts and look forward to their continued success," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. 

"I am honored to be recognized by CRN Magazine as one of the 2014 Channel Chiefs," said John Ferraro, vice president of worldwide channel and sales, Gridstore. "Receiving this award is a wonderful accolade and I feel it validates the value proposition of our Accelerate Program for channel partners, which enables them to enhance their competitive advantage and deliver innovative storage solutions to their customers."

The 2014 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February/March issue of CRN, and online at

About Gridstore
Gridstore™ is the leader in software-defined storage optimized for virtualization that accelerates application I/O. All traditional storage suffers from the I/O blender effect that severely impacts application performance in virtual environments. Gridstore is Software Defined Storage that uses patented Server-Side Virtual ControllerTM Technology (SVCT) to eliminate the I/O blender and accelerate applications in three unique ways.

1. vmOptimized™ Storage provides self-optimising storage stacks that accelerate I/O for each application.
2. TrueQoS™ is the industry's only end-to-end Storage QoS that guarantees performance for your most important applications.
3. GridScale™ is a simple, pay-as-you-scale grid architecture with massively parallel performance scaling that accelerates application I/O.

Gridstore is headquartered in Mountain View, CA. For more information, please visit:

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at

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    Betzi-Lynn Hanc
    The Channel Company
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    Douglas W. Gruehl
    Gridstore, Inc.
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