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Gridstore Gaining Rapidly in Hyperconverged Market With 428% Year-Over-Year
Gridstore, the leader in hyper-converged all flash infrastructure for the Microsoft Cloud-Inspired Datacenter, today announced that the company has enjoyed significant sustained success year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter since introducing the Gridstore HyperConverged All-Flash Infrastructure one year ago.

Sustained Revenue Growth

Gridstore began shipping its HyperConverged All-Flash Appliance, based on its previous GRID storage architecture, in Q4 2014 and for the nine months ending September 30, 2015 saw YTD growth of 428% YoY. Q3 of 2015 was 440% greater than Q3 of 2014 and cumulative quarterly bookings growth is 54% quarter on quarter, starting with the first quarter of introduction and continuing over the past four quarters.

Key Customer Wins

In the past 3 months alone Gridstore has gone head-to-head in deals with Nutanix, winning 100% of them with superior performance, simplicity, and lower TCO. The company has added significantly to its installed customer base each quarter, increasing the installed base by 25% in Q3 2015 alone.

Gridstore was able to provide a leading healthcare service provider a next generation infrastructure allowing them to virtualize their SQL Server instances, upgrade to the latest enterprise version of SQL Server, and fund it all with the cost savings in SQL Server licenses. This customer considered Nutanix as well as an all flash array vendor with a traditional infrastructure solution, but found the Gridstore solution provided the best combination of performance with a significantly lower TCO.

Affymetrix, a California-based leader in genomics analysis, tested both Dell and HP but chose Gridstore for their VDI deployment for superior simplicity and reduction in TCO, realizing a 94% decrease in time to deploy new desktops.

Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe of Arizona replaced aging infrastructure with Gridstore HCI, thereby reducing migration times by 50% while increasing performance by 40%.

Momentum in Key Verticals and Use-Cases

Even though Gridstore delivers a horizontal infrastructure solution, the company has gained significant traction in the State/Local Government and Education, Health & Life Sciences, and Service Provider verticals, with diverse workloads such as VDI, SQL Server Consolidation, and general Infrastructure Refreshes. In the past quarter 23% of sales were in SLED, 22% in Health & Life Sciences, and 17% to Service Providers.

Key New Partnerships

Gridstore's network of channel partners has expanded to over 60 resellers concentrated in North America and EMEA, along with the expansion of critical key strategic relationships. Scalability Experts, Microsoft "Partner of the Year" for 2015 and 2014 in Data Management is partnering with Gridstore to deliver SQL Server solutions as is Unidesk, a specialist in simplicity and management of VDI.

Technology Leadership

Gridstore's HyperConverged All-Flash Infrastructure has been proven to deliver breakthrough economics over traditional infrastructure, delivering 65% lower cost VMs, Lower CAPEX and OPEX, and 75% reduced infrastructure. The solution installs quickly, is easy to manage, reduces operational costs and delivers performance that only a high end, all flash array can.

"It's been gratifying to see the market traction and customer response since we introduced our HyperConverged Infrastructure," said George Symons, CEO, Gridstore. "Our simplicity, price/performance, and lower TCO are winning in the marketplace."

"We've seen a strong and growing demand for Gridstore HyperConverged Infrastructure," said Thad Morrow, Director of Business Development, Entisys. "Our customers find the solution highly compelling, making it an easy decision for them to choose Gridstore over the competition."

Published Tuesday, November 03, 2015 10:51 AM by David Marshall
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