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Cognitive Network Solutions Joins Gridstore Accelerate Partner Program

The Latest in a Series of Partners to Sign up Since Gridstore's EMEA Launch

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/03/14 -- Gridstore™, a leader in software-defined storage optimised for Windows Servers and Hyper-V that accelerates application I/O, today announced that Cognitive Network Solutions (CNS) Ltd. (known as 'Solutions'), a leader in the UK market for data protection and storage management solutions has joined its industry-leading Accelerate™ Partner Program. The addition of Solutions marks another milestone in the dynamic expansion of Gridstore's debut of its Accelerate Partner Program in EMEA.

"The exponential growth of available options in the storage market presents a unique challenge in terms of assessing which of the vendors will provide the solution that best meets the needs of our many customers," said Lauren Hogg, Marketing Manager, Cognitive Network Solutions. "With the addition of Gridstore's solutions to our portfolio, we can now offer one of the most innovative software-defined storage offerings that is both cost-effective and highly scalable."

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. This news is the latest in a line of announcements about new partner relationships in EMEA for Gridstore, with three having been signed up in the last month and several more to come.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome Solutions into the EMEA Accelerate Program," said Andy Hill, Vice President of EMEA Channel Sales. "As a leading UK provider of data protection and management solutions, the company will help to dramatically expand our reach into the market, and we will in-turn provide the storage skills and solutions their customers need. Their commitment to providing innovative solutions for their customers will play a critical role in advancing the adoption of Gridstore in EMEA, and we have no doubt that their customers will be confident in our solutions and our patented Server Side Virtual Controller Technology (SVCT) to improve application performance."

About Cognitive Network Solutions (CNS)
Ian Stinton founded Cognitive Network Solutions Ltd (known as 'Solutions') providing data protection solutions in 1995. Solutions was previously the software division of the ITE Group (Planet Online/Freeserve). During the latter part of 1995 the management team successfully led a management buyout of ITE Solutions from the ITE Group as the ITE Group wished to concentrate its efforts on their Freeserve Internet business activities. Solutions are in the very enviable position of not having any outside investment or outside share-holders and have successfully built a stable financial base.

Cognitive Network Solutions Limited specialise in the provision of Data Protection and Storage Management Solutions. Each customer's business and their requirements are evaluated and Solutions work in partnership with them and the industry leading vendors to provide cost-effective and scalable solutions for their environment.

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: http://www.gridstore.com

© 2014 Gridstore. All rights reserved. Gridstore, the Gridstore logo, AutoPilot, vmOptimized, Direct I/O, FlashGrid, Grid, GridControl, GridProtect, GridScale, GridSensor, Server-side Virtual Controller Technology (SVCT), Thin-Provisioned vLUNS, TrueQoS, vController, vPool, and vStore are registered trademarks or pending trademarks of Gridstore in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Information regarding products, services and offerings may be superseded by subsequent documents and are subject to change without notice. For the latest information and specifications regarding Gridstore and any of its offerings or services, please visit www.gridstore.com.

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