Southern Data Storage Joins as a Strategic Partner of the Gridstore Accelerate Partner Program

Top Quote Top Florida-Based Data Storage Provider to Add Gridstore's Simple, Powerful and Affordable Storage Solutions to its Suite of Offerings. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 21, 2012 - TAMPA, FA - Southern Data Storage, a leading Florida-based data storage solution provider, today announced that the company is now a strategic Gridstore partner. As a member of the Gridstore Accelerate Partner Program, Southern Data Storage will now offer Gridstore's award winning solution, the Grid to its customers who are demanding simple, powerful and affordable storage solutions that are ideally suited for mid-market businesses.

    Throughout years of technology evolution, customer priorities for data storage remain the same. They seek simplicity, scalability and affordability, provided by reliable, trusted business partners. That is where Southern Data Storage delivers value. Southern Data Storage leads its industry in identifying new technologies and vendors that can have a direct bottom line impact for their customers. This is why they have chosen to become a Gridstore Accelerate Partner.

    "There is a growing frustration with the cost and complexity of legacy storage solutions. Our customers' need a lower total cost of ownership and better support so that they can sleep more easily at night," said Mark Hall, CEO of Southern Data Storage. "We've found that this type of innovation doesn't come from the big guys, it comes from the more nimble vendors that can see the need and fulfill on the vision. That's where Gridstore excels. Not only have they seen the trend, but they've delivered the right solution to meet the needs of the mid-size customer, today. We're very pleased to be part of their partner network."

    About the Gridstore Accelerate Partner Program:
    As a 100% channel-driven company, Gridstore has designed its Gridstore Accelerate Partner Program to deliver high gross margins for its registered partners. The Gridstore Accelerate Partner Program gives partners access to a low-risk, high-profit solution. The Grid can easily be sold over the phone for high-volume, short sales cycle deals. With a predictable pay as you grow pricing model for customers, sales messaging is easy and results in a highly "sticky" customer footprint with near 100% repeat orders for long-term revenue and customer satisfaction.

    The Gridstore Accelerate Partner Program delivers attractive margins for its registered partners and supports them with opportunity registration, as well as a complete suite of channel marketing tools including marketing collateral, quick selling guides, lead sharing, joint events and collaborative marketing programs. Through the end 2012, Gridstore is offering special, high-return program incentives to its program members including up to an additional 10 points in margin for all registered sales opportunities in Q1, 2013. For more information, please visit:

    "Southern Data Storage has a long history of expertise in delivering the simple, reliable and cost-effective solutions customers demand and we look forward to delivering storage solutions designed for mid-sized customers," said Kelly Murphy, CEO of Gridstore. "They are at the forefront of the data storage industry's technology shift towards solutions that create real business value and break the chokehold of monolithic storage models that can't address their requirements."

    About Gridstore:
    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. and has development facilities in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, please visit:

    About Southern Data Storage:
    Southern Data Storage was founded to help small & medium enterprise customers (or SMEs) exploit new choices in data storage and data protection. Its clients reduce costs, improve performance, increase data security and sleep better at night. For more information, please visit:

    Sabrina Sanchez
    The Ventana Group
    Chantilly, VA
    (925) 785-3014
    sabrina.sanchez ( @ ) ventanapr dot com

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