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Gridstore Wins Award in Storage Systems Category for 2011 Products of the Year by Storage Magazine(February 14, 2012)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/14/12 -- Gridstore, the leader in scale-out storage solutions, today announced that the company has placed Bronze in the Storage Systems category for the 2011 Products of the Year presented by the editors of TechTarget's Storage Media Group. This category covered FC, iSCSI, SAN, NAS, multiprotocol systems, DAS, hard disk drives, solid-state storage, disk controllers, caching appliances, storage virtualization appliances and cloud storage gateway appliances. The Storage Magazine-SearchStorage.com editorial staff, in conjunction with a team of users, industry experts, analysts and consultants chose the winning products for this year's awards.
Winners were selected based on innovation, performance, ease of integration into existing environments, ease of use and manageability, functionality, and value. Judges selected the 18 "Products of the Year" from among enterprise storage-related products introduced, upgraded, and shipped between November 1, 2010 and October 28, 2011. The top three winners were selected in six data storage categories: backup and disaster recovery software and services, backup hardware, networking equipment, storage management tools, storage systems, and storage system software.
Gridstore uses an advanced grid-processing platform to dramatically lower the cost of scale-out storage and make it simple for small-medium sized business to deploy. By leveraging distributed processing and parallel I/O, Gridstore offers increased scaling, performance and reliability over traditional storage solutions without adding complexity. Now small-medium sized businesses can enjoy the benefits of scale-out storage without having to hire a storage guru or have an enterprise budget.
"We are so excited to be recognized by Storage Magazine in such a highly competitive category like storage systems," said Kelly Murphy, CEO Gridstore. "The Gridstore scale-out NAS solution is a disruptive product that delivers enterprise-class performance, reliability and scalability that is superior to first generation clustered scale-out storage -- at unparalleled pricing for the mid-tier market."
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Gridstore is the leader in grid based, scale-out storage products. The Gridstore scale-out NAS solution uniquely combines virtualization with a grid processing platform to deliver a single pool of storage that simplifies management while increasing performance, scaling and reliability. The Gridstore system is designed for organizations who struggle with the risk, cost and complexity of storage sprawl and who need enterprise class storage without the cost and complexity. Founded in 2009, Gridstore is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. and has development facilities in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, please visit: http://www.gridstore.com
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