Friday, June 20th, 2014

Software-Defined Storage Leader Celebrated for Approach to UK Expansion

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Gridstore, a leader in software-defined storage (SDS) purpose-built and optimized for Windows Servers and Hyper-V, announced that it has been named the winner of the 'One to Watch' - Company category at this year's Storage Awards (Storries XI). The awards celebrate and reward outstanding products, services and people in the storage industry.

Gridstore's very own Vice President of EMEA Sales, Andy Hill, was also runner up of the Channel Excellence Award, a year after he was named winner of the category. Andy said: "It's a great honour for Gridstore to have received this award. We launched in the UK this February with a push to bring our software-defined storage solutions to the EMEA market and we have so far created some great partnerships with resellers who have seen immense value in adding our solutions to their portfolio of services."

"This has been a great year of progression and growth for us and we are glad that the judges at the Storage Awards have recognised our efforts."

The winners were announced at an award ceremony in the heart of London at The Grand Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden with 350 of the industry's finest in attendance.

Stuart Leigh, Director of the Storage Awards, noted: "Gridstore won their award as recognition for the work they are doing in the UK, they have managed to recruit a former winner of our Channel Excellence Award and developed a business with a sound marketing approach here in the UK in a matter of months. For these reasons, the Storage Awards were happy to acknowledge them as "One to Watch - Company."

About Gridstore
Gridstore is the leader in software-defined storage purpose built for virtualization that is designed 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. The storage grid, that uses Gridstore's performance optimized nodes or capacity optimized nodes, starts with as few as 3 nodes and then can grow one or more at a time to deliver a cost effective scale-as-you-grow solution. 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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Douglas W. Gruehl
Gridstore, Inc.
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