CRN Recognizes Gridstore as One of "The 10 Coolest Startups of 2012"
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, Jan 04, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Gridstore(TM), the leader in software defined storage solutions,
today announced that it has been recognized as one of "The 10 Coolest
Startups of 2012" by CRN Magazine. As reported by CRN's Jack McCarthy
on January 2, 2013, Gridstore ranked No. 6 on the list of what the
article calls "groundbreaking" startups.
"Gridstore, a cloud-based storage startup, offers grid-based,
scale-out storage with its flagship product, The Grid, featuring its
own Virtual Controller Technology," writes McCarthy. "The Mountain
View, Calif.-based company won $12.5 million in venture funding in
October, led by GGV Capital and Onset Ventures, bringing total
investment in the company to $15 million."
Gridstore Sets the Standard for Software Defined Storage
of all sizes see explosion of data growth. With this, the cost is
also exploding and it becomes impossible to scale efficiently with
legacy architectures. Gridstore addresses the influx of data that
traditional monolithic architectures have not been able to solve. The
company is first to market with an advanced grid-based, software
defined storage platform that scales as a business's data needs scale
-- no overprovisioning, no wasted capacity. The Grid revolutionizes
the way users manage their storage and seamlessly integrates into an
organization's existing environment. Gridstore delivers a simple,
powerful and affordable storage solution that scales dynamically with
customer needs. With its pay-as-you-go sales model, customers can
seamlessly integrate the Grid into their environment without forklift
upgrades or disruption to their business. It delivers unprecedented
scalability, fault-tolerance, high performance and resource
efficiencies that can't be matched by other solutions available to in
the market today.
"The 10 Coolest Startups of 2012" were selected based on their
ability to offer new ways to work more efficiently, cost-effectively
and quickly in a world undergoing massive change due to the onset of
cloud computing, big data, virtualization and analytics. CRN
recognized these top 10 companies for their ability to respond to
these changes with innovations that promise to change our lives.
"The recognition from CRN Magazine as one of 'The 10 Coolest Startups
of 2012' underscores our commitment to deliver powerful, affordable
storage that scales as needed to meet business demands," said Kelly
Murphy, CEO, Gridstore. "Monolithic storage systems architected three
decades ago were not designed to meet the requirements of the
software defined data center. Gridstore breaks this antiquated model
by delivering a simple, powerful and affordable storage solution that
scales with our customers business requirements today and tomorrow."
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Gridstore is the leading provider of software
defined storage that turns simple storage building blocks into the
world's most powerful and affordable storage without limits.
Gridstore brings the era of mainframe-style monolithic storage and
its disruptive forklift upgrades to an end. The Grid allows
businesses to start small and pay as they grow to any size while
growing more powerful with each additional block. We eliminate the
frustrations of planning and forecasting for the unknown. No more
headaches, no more disruption to the business. Now you can
effortlessly give your organization the powerful storage it demands.
Gridstore is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. For more
information, please visit: http://www.gridstore.com.
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