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Software-Defined Storage Leader Gridstore Named One of 20 Most Promising Storage Companies

CIO Review Lists Storage Leaders Impacting the Marketplace

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/21/14 -- Gridstore™, the leader in software-defined storage (SDS) optimized for Windows Server with Hyper-V today announced it has been named one of the 20 Most Promising Storage Companies by CIO Review Magazine. The annual list highlights high-tech storage companies whose innovative and high-value solutions are positively impacting the storage marketplace.

"We are honored to be recognized by CIO Review Magazine as one of the leaders in the storage marketplace," said George Symons, CEO, Gridstore. "Receiving this honor further validates our value proposition for our partners and customers, that we deliver innovative storage solutions that aid them in maintaining their competitive advantage. Our high-performance optimized storage provides the ideal cost-effective solution for their storage challenges in virtual environments."

Gridstore's revolutionary new software-defined storage solution, Gridstore 3.0, was purpose-built to address the architectural disconnect between traditional storage and virtualization. The product solves a critical issue -- the degraded performance of applications caused by traditional storage in virtual environments. Gridstore 3.0 accelerates applications running in Hyper-V by up to 500%, while offering an affordable pay-as-you-scale pricing structure.

All traditional storage suffers from the I/O blender effect that severely impacts application performance in virtual environments. Gridstore uses patented Server-Side Virtual Controller™ Technology (SVCT) to eliminate the I/O blender effect at the source. SVCT accelerates applications with self-optimizing technology on a per VM basis, delivers the industries only end-to-end Storage QoS to guarantee performance for your most important applications and enables simple, yet massively parallel performance scaling with its Pay-as-you-Scale grid architecture. Gridstore is built from the ground up to accelerate applications performance in virtualized environments and eliminate the number one virtualization issues facing almost 60% of enterprises today.

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About CIO Review
CIO Review is a technology magazine that talks about the enterprise solutions that can redefine the business goals of enterprises tomorrow. It is the leading source that shares innovative enterprise solutions developed by established solutions providers, upcoming hot enterprises and is a neutral source for technology decision makers.

ABOUT Gridstore
Gridstore™ is the leader in software-defined storage optimized for Windows Servers and Hyper-V that accelerates application I/O. All traditional storage suffers from the I/O blender that severely impacts application performance in virtual environments. Gridstore is Software Defined Storage that uses patented Server-Side Virtual Controller™ Technology (SVCT) to eliminate the I/O blender and accelerate applications in three unique ways.

1. vmOptimized™ Storage provides self-optimizing storage stacks that accelerate I/O for each application.

2. TrueQoS™ is the industry's only end-to-end Storage QoS that guarantees performance for your most important applications.

3. GridScale™ is a simple, pay-as-you-scale grid architecture with massively parallel performance scaling that accelerates application I/O.

Gridstore is headquartered in Mountain View, CA. For more information, please visit:

© 2013 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

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