Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Founder and CTO in High Demand as Industry Speaker to Share Architecture Insights

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Gridstore?, the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built to optimize Microsoft workloads, announces that their recently launched family of Hyper-V focused hyper-converged appliances (HCA), have been met with overwhelming interest from customers, partners and industry experts in both the press and analyst communities. This focus on the latest storage industry disruptive architecture has led to a high-demand for Gridstore Founder and CTO, Kelly Murphy, to share his technical expertise and insights on a wide range of leading-edge topics including converged and hyper-converged infrastructures, software-defined storage and the evolution of the cloud data center. Throughout the remainder of the quarter Murphy's commentary will be broadly available in a series of storage industry focused forums.

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The first in the series of public forums is Murphy's live presentation, "Evolution of the Cloud Data Center" at the 5th Annual Open Server Summit at the Santa Clara Convention Center, November 11-13, 2014. His presentation is scheduled for November 11 at 3pm.

Next Murphy will join a webcast, "The New Shape of Software Defined Storage," a vendor panel featuring Gridstore, IBM and HP. On November 13 at 10am, Taneja Group Sr. Analyst Mike Matchett will explore the rapidly expanding world of Software Defined Storage with a panel of the hottest SDS vendors in the market. To hear this intriguing discussion, go to: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/9775/129643

Additionally Murphy shares his insights into the disruptive nature of a hyper-converged architecture with Howard Marks, founder and chief scientist at Deepstorage LLC, a storage consultancy and independent test lab based in Santa Fe, N.M. and Ray Luchessi, President of Silverton Consulting, a storage, strategy & systems consulting services company. The podcast will be available at http://silvertonconsulting.com/storage/articles/podcasts/

On December 5th, Murphy is the keynote speaker at Gridstore's MVP Day, hosting several of technology specialists in Microsoft infrastructure.

Additionally, Murphy just completed a full series of live speaking engagements at the Canadian Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVP) IT Pro Roadshow events where he highlighted how the Gridstore storage solution that is purpose built for virtualization was designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Kelly discussed how using its patented Server-Side Virtual Controller? Technology (SVCT) Gridstore can eliminate the I/O blender effect and accelerate applications up to 400% while reducing TCO by 50%.

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About Kelly Murphy
As a serial entrepreneur with a track record of bringing disruptive technologies to market, Kelly Murphy brings 15 years CEO experience with disruptive venture backed software companies. In 1998, almost a decade before the cloud became popular, Murphy founded Marrakech, the first software company that offered on-demand procurement and supply chain systems to over 30,000 trading partners including some of the world's largest retailers, consumer food producers, packaging companies and utilities. After selling Marrakech in 2007, he turned his sights onto what was his largest obstacle in growing his previous business -- storage. In 2009, Murphy founded Gridstore -- a pioneer of software-defined storage that is set to disrupt the traditional storage industry. Currently, he serves on Gridstore's Board of Directors and is also the Chief Technology Officer. Originally from Canada, Murphy obtained his BS in Computer Science from Michigan Technological University, played Division I hockey and was the seventh pick of the New York Islanders in the 1984 entry draft.

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Gridstore? is the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built for Microsoft workloads and designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. 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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