SOURCE: Gridstore, Inc.

Gridstore, Inc.

March 12, 2014 10:09 ET

Strategic Hardware LLC Joins Gridstore Accelerate™ Partner Program

Expands Portfolio to Include Innovative Software-Defined Storage Offerings Optimized for Virtualization

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 12, 2014) - Gridstore™, a leader in software-defined storage optimized for Windows Servers and Hyper-V that accelerates application I/O, announces that Strategic Hardware LLC, one of the leading integrators of virtualization and storage solutions has joined its industry-leading Accelerate™ Partner Program. The addition of Strategic Hardware marks significant channel growth coming within weeks of debuting the Accelerate Partner Program internationally.

"Gridstore and its Accelerate Partner Program offers both innovative data storage solutions optimized for virtualization as well as a dynamic program that enables us in expanding our competitive advantage in our chosen markets," said Stewart Sonneland, Principal at Strategic Hardware, LLC. "With the addition of Gridstore to our portfolio, we are able to deliver one of the industry's most cost-effective and innovative software-defined storage solutions to our customers seeking to optimize and leverage their investments in their virtual environments."

Headquartered in Mountain View, California, Gridstore's innovative software-defined storage (SDS) solutions that include physical storage nodes and its patented Server Side Virtual Controller Technology address the primary storage challenges that impact application performance in virtual environments and give partners a real point of difference. The Accelerate partner program is designed to provide the tools, resources and experience to ensure that partners are fully equipped with the building blocks to successfully promote the solution.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome Strategic Hardware into the Accelerate Program as they will play an integral role in expanding our solutions into the Microsoft Hyper-V market," said John Ferraro, Vice President of Channel & Sales, Gridstore. "Adding Gridstore to their portfolio will provide them the ability to service a wide array of customers that need access a solution that optimizes price/performance while scaling to up to 3PB, both of which are critical for storage in a virtual infrastructure."

About Strategic Hardware LLC
Strategic Hardware works across the U.S. -- and now internationally -- to help their clients design integrated, virtualized storage solutions. They specialize in architecting deployments that bring enterprise-class levels of data availability, manageability, business continuity, and disaster recovery. The company was founded in 2006 in the belief that a business committed to extraordinary client service, win-win solutions, excellence, attention to detail and follow-through could thrive in the information technology market.

About Gridstore
Gridstore™ is the leader in software-defined storage optimized for virtualization that is purpose built to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Using its patented Server-Side Virtual Controller™ Technology (SVCT) to eliminate the I/O blender effect and accelerate applications Gridstore delivers vmOptimized™ Storage that self-optimizes to each application or VM across both virtual and physical environments. Leveraging a grid architecture, Gridstore delivers the first end-to-end storage QoS to ensure the most important App or VM performance is never compromised. Headquartered in Mountain View, CA. its products and services are available through a global network of value-added resellers. For more information, please visit:

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