Gridstore, a provider of software-defined storage (SDS) optimized for Windows Servers with Hyper-V, is now launching in the UK as part of its expansion into the EMEA markets. The company, headquartered in Mountain View, CA, will sell its products exclusively through a selective network of UK-based value-added resellers (VARs) and managed hosting service providers.
As a 100% channel-driven company, US-based Gridstore selects UK VARs and managed hosting service providers that have the virtualization, Windows and technical skills necessary to deliver IT solutions for the modern datacenter to mid-size enterprise organizations.
Accelerate application I/O
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 would use 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 model – for performance in terms of hybrid caching, and also capacity storage challenges. The solution would fit naturally into the Microsoft Windows architecture appearing like local hard drives to the operating system.
Expansion into other markets
“As an established leading US provider of software-defined storage, bringing our innovative offerings to EMEA is the natural next step for Gridstore,” said Gridstore CEO, George Symons. “With a strong and dedicated executive team, we are in a position to make a great impact on the IT and storage marketplace.”
“In 2014, we believe that software-defined storage will go from being a nebulous buzzword to becoming a reality for many organizations 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,” Symons added. “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.”