Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Data Storage and Protection Experts Announced as the Newest Member of Gridstore's Accelerate Partner Program

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Gridstore?, a leader in software-defined storage (SDS) purpose-built and optimized for Windows Servers and Hyper-V, Gridstore?, today announced that Cristie Data Ltd., one of the UK storage industry's most enduring names that has been solving data storage and protection issues for over 40 years, has joined its industry-leading Accelerate? Partner Program, marking the latest expansion of the program in EMEA.

Steve Blakemore, Technical Director, Cristie Data Ltd., says: "As a leading provider of innovative storage solutions, we are always looking to expand our offerings to make sure that our customers are getting the best possible solutions available to them in the market."

Ryan Smith, Sales Director, Cristie Data Ltd., says, "We identified Gridstore as a high-interest, emerging player in the software-defined storage market addressing the needs of our customers in storage for Hyper-V virtual environments and felt a partnership would be highly beneficial. We're pleased to begin working with them in order to have this cost-effective and highly scalable offering as part of our portfolio."

Headquartered in Mountain View, California, Gridstore's industry-leading solutions 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.

Andy Hill, Vice President of EMEA Channel Sales says: "We welcome Cristie Data Ltd. into the Gridstore partner family and believe that its customers will find true value in our solutions purpose-built for Hyper-V which are one of the key enabling technologies for the delivery of the cloud data centre. As part of the expansion of our EMEA Accelerate Program, we have looked to join with a select number of partners who have innovation and care for their customers in the forefront of their minds. Cristie meets this criteria and will be key to expanding our reach in the UK market."

About Cristie Data Ltd.
Cristie is one of the UK storage industry's most enduring names. Solving data storage, protection and management issues for over 40 years, and our success today continues to reflect our depth and experience in the industry.

Today we provide innovative, leading edge data storage, management and virtualisation solutions across all industry sectors. We are a true vendor independent integrator, specialising in innovative technically superior solutions that augment and improve infrastructures, save cost and deliver significant business value.

One of our key differentiators is our extensive knowledge and experience giving us understanding of current market technologies. These skills give us the ability to integrate solutions to meet demanding business needs, on time and within budget.

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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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