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xkoto Partners with Emerald Software and MakeIT Consulting to Strengthen Position in Central Europe

xkoto, Inc. (, the database virtualization company, today announced that Emerald Software GmbH and MakeIT Consulting will distribute and deliver consulting services for GRIDSCALE in central Europe. The two companies, based in Germany, will significantly increase xkoto's reach in Europe.

Emerald Software offers xkoto a strong distribution channel for GRIDSCALE in Central Europe. Headquartered in Augsburg, Germany, the company has more than 30 years' experience selling software solutions. Based in Bensheim, Germany, MakeIT Consulting brings to xkoto extensive IT consulting and professional services, as well as significant experience in IBM DB2 environments.

"As worldwide demand grows for our GRIDSCALE database virtualization solution, we continue to push aggressively into international markets," said David Patrick, xkoto President and CEO. "The combination of MakeIT's consulting expertise in database solutions and Emerald Software's extensive distribution network will provide a major boost to our efforts in Europe."
GRIDSCALE virtualizes the database infrastructure, enabling businesses to distribute application load horizontally across multiple instances of commercial databases running on clusters of low-cost hardware and mid-range systems. With GRIDSCALE, businesses can improve application performance and achieve continuous availability for business-critical applications.
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"GRIDSCALE answers the need for a cost-effective solution that delivers true 24x7 availability and dramatic improvements in scalability," said Peter Heggenstaller, general manager of Emerald Software. "We are already seeing demand for the continuous availability and performance improvements offered by GRIDSCALE."
"Adding GRIDSCALE to our solutions offerings complements the expertise we have gained working with IBM and DB2," said Wolfgang Schroeter, general manager of MakeIT Consulting. "In these difficult economic times, companies are looking for products such as GRIDSCALE that will improve IT efficiency."
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Published Tuesday, December 09, 2008 10:12 AM by David Marshall
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