SOURCE: Gridstore, Inc.

Gridstore, Inc.

February 09, 2015 08:00 ET

VirtueCom Realizes Massive Acquisition Cost Savings With Gridstore Solution

Cloud Service Provider Gains Seamless Storage Growth With Increased Performance and Availability at a Fraction of the Cost

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - February 09, 2015) - Gridstore™ the leader in affordable, all-flash hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built for the Microsoft Cloud Data Center and to optimize Windows workloads, today announced that VirtueCom, a US-owned IT consulting company based in Denver, Colorado, has chosen Gridstore for their company-wide storage solution, purchasing two grids comprised of one with six, 4TB capacity nodes along with a second with seven, 4TB capacity nodes for a total of 54TB running on Dell servers in a Hyper-V environment. VirtueCom reports that by selecting Gridstore for their expansion they spent less than 1/3 of what they would have spent for a competitive solution.

VirtueCom, based in Denver, Colorado, is a US-owned IT consulting company that provides cost effective, groundbreaking technologies in Virtualization, Cloud Computing, IT consulting, and VOIP phone solutions. VirtueCom brings to its customers a cost-effective, holistic approach, minimizing downtime, maximizing return on investment, and boosting productivity. VirtueCom provides savings and value to customers well beyond what most SMBs are accustomed to from outsourced IT companies. VirtueCom's motto is "Enterprise Solutions at a Small Business Price."

"There were several benefits worth noting in our move to Gridstore," said Bernheim. "With Gridstore, one of the first benchmarks was performance. Each grid VirtueCom has in place has another grid as backup for replication, failover and maintenance without downtime. Gridstore's reliability is strong. We can now move workloads around on the fly, without any downtime to our clients."

VirtueCom provides 99.99% uptime for its Service Level Agreements, fully hosting clients' cloud infrastructure end-to-end. With the installation of the Gridstore solution, all of their clients' information is always available in the cloud, and the VirtueCom data center has greater storage capacity and increased performance when compared to the prior installation. The additional storage combined with the cost-effective acquisition ensures VirtueCom will be able to onboard a significant increase in customers. The company estimates that by mid to late 2015, their Gridstore acquisitions costs will be paid for by this customer expansion.

And most notably Bernheim added, "Our acquisition cost was less than 1/3 of what it would have been if we had gone with the equivalent capacity from NetApp, EMC or EqualLogic. A big portion of those savings came from avoiding complicated set up of a SAN typical of other storage installations. With Gridstore we just needed 10Gbps switches. Overall Gridstore has demonstrated itself as an innovator in infrastructure solutions and a true partner in helping us grow our business."

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VirtueCom, based in Denver, Colorado, is a US-owned IT consulting company that provides cost effective, groundbreaking technologies in Virtualization, Cloud Computing, IT consulting, and VOIP phone solutions. VirtueCom brings to its customers a cost-effective, holistic approach, minimizing downtime, maximizing return on investment, and boosting productivity. VirtueCom provides savings and value to customers well beyond what most SMBs are accustomed to from outsourced IT companies. VirtueCom's motto is "Enterprise Solutions at a Small Business Price."

About Gridstore
Gridstore™ is the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built for the Microsoft Cloud Data Center and optimizes Windows workloads. Gridstore's hyper-converged infrastructure is the industry's first all flash version of HyperConverged Appliances that include both compute and storage in a single system, and Storage Nodes that provide external storage and work with any Windows servers and the HyperConverged Appliance, all driven by Gridstore's patented software. Gridstore software architecture delivers native Windows integration, per-VM I/O control, and elastic and independent scaling of resources. Benefits include easy deployment, predictable and controllable high performance, scaling that fits your needs, and up to 50% lower TCO. Headquartered in Mountain View, CA. its products and services are available through a global network of value-added resellers. For more information, please visit: http://www.gridstore.com.

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