SOURCE: PernixData


March 27, 2014 09:00 ET

PernixData Partners With Commtech to Distribute FVP™ Software in UK and Ireland

Companies Collaborate to Bring Storage Acceleration Software to All Virtual Data Centers

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 27, 2014) - PernixData, the leader in server side storage intelligence, has appointed Commtech to distribute the company's FVP™ software in the UK and Ireland. As part of the new relationship, Commtech and PernixData will co-invest in technical support staff, sales and market development activities to facilitate the adoption of storage acceleration software in these markets.

"Commtech specializes in disruptive storage technologies, which makes PernixData a perfect fit for our portfolio of products," said Justin Owens, Managing Director at Commtech. "By decoupling storage performance from capacity, FVP software changes the way storage is designed in virtual data centers, resulting in faster applications at lower costs. FVP software belongs in every virtualized server in the UK and Ireland, and we are committed to work with PernixData to build a world class channel to achieve this goal."

PernixData FVP software, the premier platform for VM-aware storage acceleration, virtualizes high speed server resources like flash into a clustered acceleration tier that enables IT administrators to quickly, easily and cost-effectively scale-out storage performance completely independent of storage capacity. The result is unprecedented read and write performance for all virtual machines (VMs), without the need to change existing server and storage infrastructure. By creating a new software based infrastructure for server side storage intelligence, PernixData fundamentally changes how storage is designed and operated in virtual data centers.

"We are excited to be working with Commtech to expand PernixData's presence in the UK and Ireland," said Ted Stinson, vice president of worldwide sales at PernixData. "Commtech has a successful history bringing groundbreaking technologies to market, which will prove invaluable as PernixData expands its footprint globally."

About PernixData™
PernixData is fundamentally changing how storage is designed and operated in virtual data centers. The company's flagship product, PernixData FVP software, virtualizes server side flash to enable scale-out storage performance that is independent of capacity. No changes are required to VMs, servers or primary storage, ensuring maximum performance of all virtualized applications in a seamless, scalable and cost-effective manner.

Based in San Jose, California, PernixData was founded by virtualization experts and backed by industry luminaries in the software space. For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter @PernixData.

About Commtech
Commtech is a leading independent distributor in the UK, providing an extensive range of enterprise infrastructure technologies from both established and emerging vendors. Headquartered in Fetcham, Surrey, Commtech provides a comprehensive portfolio of partner enablement services, including certified technical training, consultancy, and marketing and pre-sales support services.

With a focus on next generation storage and data optimization technologies, the highly experienced Commtech UK team represents brands in the UK channel such as Pure Storage, Barracuda, DataCore, XIO, Violin Memory, Silver Peak, PHD Virtual, Emulex, PernixData and TwinStrata.

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