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Software-Defined Storage Leader Gridstore Targets UK Market

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 10, 2014) - Gridstore, a leader in software-defined storage (SDS) optimized for Windows Servers with Hyper-V that accelerates application I/O, announced it is launching in the UK as part of its expansion into the EMEA markets. As a 100% channel-driven company, Gridstore will sell their products exclusively through a highly selective network of value-added resellers and managed service providers that have the virtualization, Windows and technical skills necessary to deliver IT solutions for the modern datacenter to mid-size enterprise organizations.

Gridstore CEO, George Symons explains: "As an established leading US provider of software-defined storage, bringing our innovative offerings to EMEA is the natural next step for Gridstore. With a strong and dedicated executive team, we are in a position to make a great impact on the IT and storage marketplace." 

Gridstore offers software-defined storage optimized for Hyper-V, Windows Server 2012, and also backup and recovery. Gridstore 3.0 has been designed from the ground up to accelerate applications in virtual environments. Unlike traditional one-size-fits-all storage, Gridstore 3.0 uses patented Server-Side Virtual Controller™ Technology (SVCT ) to eliminate the I/O blender effect and optimize for each virtual machine to accelerate application I/O.

Designed to meet the storage virtualization challenges faced by mid-sized enterprises, Gridstore 3.0 is available in both hybrid and capacity models, providing the perfect solution for optimizing virtualized application performance.

Gridstore 3.0 delivers improved application performance and the industry's first and only TrueQoS™ (True Quality of Service) in a pay-as-you-scale format. Both easy-to-use and manage, Gridstore solutions fit naturally into the Microsoft Windows architecture appearing like local hard drives to the operating system. It is the perfect storage solution for both performance in terms of hybrid caching, and also capacity storage challenges.

Headquartered in Mountain View California, Gridstore uses SVCT to deliver vmOptimized™, offering self-optimization to each application across both virtual and physical environments. Gridstore 3.0 has been met with overwhelming acceptance with 100 per cent of its beta customers converting to purchase with the vast majority experiencing even greater application acceleration than anticipated and dramatically improved ease-of-install and management.

Symons continues: "In 2014, we believe that software-defined storage will go from being a nebulous buzzword to becoming a reality for many organisations and we're glad to be in a position to offer solutions to meet this demand in the US and now also in the UK. We have seen great success in the US and believe it is the right time to expand into other markets. It feels like the right time to target the UK, and there is, undoubtedly a real opportunity here for us to exploit key gaps in the current market offerings."

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:

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