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Gridstore Recognized by CRN as a 2014 Emerging Vendor

List Highlights Hottest Tech Startups Impacting the IT Channel, Technology Industry

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/22/14 -- Gridstore™, the leader in software-defined storage (SDS) purpose-built Windows Servers and Hyper-V, announced today it has been recognized as one of 2014's hottest emerging technology vendors by CRN, the top news source for solution providers and the IT channel. The annual Emerging Vendors list identifies up-and-coming technology vendors that have introduced innovative new products, creating opportunities for channel partners in North America to create high-margin, cutting-edge solutions for their customers.

Gridstore™ is the leader in software-defined storage purpose-built for virtualization that accelerates applications and delivers the ability to provide precise I/O control to each virtual machine in virtualized environments is a key component in enabling the Cloud Data Center. 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. Gridstore delivers the first end-to-end storage QoS to ensure the performance of the most important Apps or VMs is never compromised. Using either performance-optimized or capacity-optimized storage nodes, a Gridstore solution starts with as few as 3 nodes and can grow one or more at a time to 250 providing up to 12PB of capacity, to deliver a cost effective scale-as-you-grow solution.

Gridstore has revolutionized data storage solutions for partners of all sizes with the only storage purpose-built for Hyper-V, along with a world class partner program. Through its industry leading Accelerate Partner Program, Gridstore sells products exclusively through a highly selective network of value-added resellers and service providers that have the skills necessary to deliver Microsoft System Center-based IT solutions to end-users. As a dedicated channel focused company, Gridstore has designed the program to allow its partners to differentiate themselves from the competition, deliver innovative solutions that end-users need and consequently gain a competitive advantage.

"Solution providers are always on the hunt for the next big technology trend so that they can bring new solutions to their customers before they even know they need them. These vendors are on the forefront of IT innovation and are offering products and services that channel partners can use to stay ahead of the competition," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, publisher of CRN. "We congratulate 2014's Emerging Vendors for creating the next wave of technology that will drive the IT industry forward and for opening the door to new, unique solutions from the IT channel."

"We are honored to be recognized by CRN as one of the innovators in the storage marketplace," said Victoria Grey, CMO, Gridstore. "Receiving this award validates our unique value in the marketplace for both customers and partners. Our innovative software-defined storage solutions provides the ideal solution for Hyper-V and Windows Server customers, and the perfect opportunity for our channel partners to offer a competitive and differentiated offering that leverages their virtualization expertise."

Companies included in CRN's 2014 Emerging Vendors list were founded in 2008 or later and are actively working with channel partners in North America. The list, along with information about each vendor, will be published in CRN's August 2014 issue and will also be available online at www.crn.com.

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

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.

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The Channel Company
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Gridstore, Inc.
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