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Sphere 3D's V3 Hyper-Converged Platforms Now Available through Promark

­Sphere 3D Corporation, a leading provider of virtualization technology and data management solutions, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Overland Storage, has expanded its distribution agreement with Promark, a premier U.S.-focused value-added distributor (VAD) and wholly-owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro, Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, Promark will offer Sphere 3D¹s virtualization product solutions and continue to offer the Overland Storage portfolio in the U.S.

Sphere 3D's virtualization solutions include the V3 series of purpose-built hyper-converged appliances for enterprise VDI and desktop cloud computing. The V3 platform consolidates the server and storage tiers into a single, integrated appliance, and through its unique and highly distributable architecture, is capable of delivering data center performance at multi-site environments. Seamless data center level integration is accomplished by housing every system and software-critical component within hyper-converged appliances, and shipping them pre-tuned for easy deployment. V3 scales virtual desktops in increments of 50, 100, or 200 Windows desktops, with guaranteed performance regardless of worker type. Simplified management is achieved through the V3 Desktop Cloud Orchestrator (DCO) software, which acts as a single pane of glass for provisioning, management and deployment of virtual desktop images, pools and infrastructure.

V3's distributed hyper-converged architecture is different from other integrated and hyper-converged monolithic solutions that often require rip and replace of existing infrastructure. V3 appliances can seamlessly integrate with a customer¹s already deployed IT infrastructure, offering unmatched flexibility and choice including use of existing on or offsite storage infrastructure. With substantially less hardware to support, and the ability to perform distributed deployments of virtual desktops through a single user-friendly interface, customers benefit from simplified IT management and reduced total cost of ownership.

"Promark has the market knowledge and experience required to effectively bring our disruptive virtualization products to market," said Eric Kelly, chairman and CEO of Sphere 3D. "This alliance with Overland Storage and Promark is an important strategic addition to our established, worldwide channel partner infrastructure that will allow us to accelerate the adoption of our differentiated products and solutions, and enable VAR partners to maximize their business opportunities."

"End users and IT solutions providers are looking for choices and flexibility as they embrace cloud mobility and the relentless data growth in their environments," said Todd Hartung, vice president of Promark. "Our expanded relationship with Overland Storage and parent company Sphere 3D expands our solution portfolio, delivering more choice to our channel partners and empowering them to meet the expanding IT requirements of end users."

Published Thursday, January 22, 2015 5:51 PM by David Marshall
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