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StorSimple and Microsoft Extend Partnership for Enterprise Cloud Storage

StorSimple, the leading provider of cloud integrated enterprise storage for Windows and VMware environments, today announced its selection as a hardware partner for the Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) alliances program. StorSimple cloud storage appliances integrate locally deployed Microsoft applications, including Exchange and SharePoint, to the Azure cloud storage platform. As a member of the MTC alliance program, StorSimple is available to customers at MTCs across the country.

“We select industry leaders in hardware and software for the Microsoft Technology Center alliances program to give our customer access to innovative solutions,” said Chuck McCann, Worldwide MTC alliances program director. “We’re excited to add StorSimple, whose integrated approach to enterprise cloud storage enables our customers to achieve the full benefit of the Azure platform.”

StorSimple has led the market in the development of cloud integrated enterprise storage that automatically tiers data to the cloud for primary storage, archiving, backup and disaster recovery. StorSimple offers the only cloud storage appliance that is certified by Microsoft and has been proven to reduce the cost of traditional storage by up to 80 percent. The StorSimple solution does not require rewriting Microsoft applications and provides key business continuity features such as cloud snapshots and cloud clones, coupled with military-grade encryption.

“Our strong alliance with Microsoft has provided an opportunity for us to reach Microsoft customers and connect them to the Microsoft cloud,” said Ursheet Parikh, co-founder and CEO of StorSimple. “Most MTC locations in the U.S. are now equipped and enabled to demonstrate how customers can reduce their storage costs by 60 to 80 percent using Windows Azure and StorSimple.”

The induction to the MTC alliances program continues an established and prosperous partnership between StorSimple and Microsoft. StorSimple also participates in the Microsoft BizSpark program and was named the Microsoft BizSpark Partner of the Year in 2011. The partnership enables enterprises to deploy Azure for the full spectrum of storage capabilities.

Published Wednesday, February 29, 2012 2:37 PM by David Marshall
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