|[January 21, 2014]
X-IO Selects Ingram Micro for Exclusive Distribution Relationship
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. --(Business Wire)--
Storage industry innovator X-IO Technologies today announced an
exclusive distribution agreement with Ingram
Micro Inc (NYSE: IM), the world's
largest technology distributor and global leader in mobile device
lifecycle services. The agreement, effective immediately, allows Ingram
Micro's network of resellers to provide X-IO's Intelligent Storage
Element (ISE) technology to businesses across the U.S.
X-IO has selected Ingram Micro (News - Alert) as its only U.S. distributor, due to the
organization's unmatched experience and strong alliances with the
industry's leading technology providers. The agreement ensures a strong
beneficial pairing between X-IO and resellers who specialize in
delivering desktop and server virtualization, transactional processing,
big data and cloud service solutions which meet the increased customer
demand for high-performance storage solutions with reduced total cost of
ownership (TCO). The cost per TB, watt per TB and TCO offered by X-IO's
solutions provide the best Return On Investment (ROI) in the industry,
making it a great fit for datacenter providers. X-IO's ISE technology
allows businesses who demand more from their storage, to get more. The
solution manages data growth, reduces long-term costs and simplifies the
Scott Zahl, general manager and vice president, Advanced Computing
Division, Ingram Micro U.S., said: "Demand for hybrid data storage
solutions that reduce costs, scale and offer great performance is
growing at a steady clip, and presents a lucrative sales and service
opportunity forour channel partners. X-IO has the solutions and
expertise to support our partners as they extend their solutions in
Virtualization, Business Intelligence and accelerating Transactional
Processes. We are pleased to welcome X-IO into the Ingram Micro
portfolio and will leverage the expertise within our Advanced Computing
Division to meet X-IO's channel development and technical support needs."
With a foundation based on reliability, performance and scalability,
X-IO's ISE solutions optimize price and operational efficiency.
Solutions focus on consistent and accelerated performance via both hard
disk drive based solutions that deliver 2 - 4x the performance of any
other similar array and real-time tiered hybrid solutions with
enterprise class solid state media and traditional hard disk drives.
X-IO's unique "Zero Touch" approach and proven five-year warranty
significantly reduce TCO - resulting in strong customer environmental
credentials via low power and cooling requirements as opposed to other
high performance platforms.
"Ingram Micro was the clear choice as our exclusive distribution
provider because they uniquely understand that long-term success for all
parties lies in continuously delivering value to each of our channel
partners," said David Ornstein, Vice President of North American Sales
for X-IO. "Their reputation with key virtualization and storage partners
throughout the country is unparalleled. We look forward to working
closely with Ingram Micro's Advanced Computing Division to assist us in
developing�stronger relationships with these resellers and assist us in
the strategic development and growth of our Channel. "
X-IO Technologies is the only hardware company to have solved some of
the fundamental challenges of Enterprise Storage. X-IO's Intelligent
Storage Element (ISE) architecture, invented as a division of Seagate (News - Alert)
Technology, addresses the demand of customers for long duty cycle
storage, the demand of 100% capacity utilization without loss of
performance, and uniquely does not require service intervention during
Based in Colorado, the organization has offices throughout North
America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa and has a proven
installation of over 6,000 units across in excess of 1,200 customers
About�Ingram Micro Inc.
Ingram Micro�is the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and
a global leader in IT supply-chain and mobile device lifecycle services.
As a vital link in the technology value chain,�Ingram Micro�creates
sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through
unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics and mobile solutions,
technical support, financial services and product aggregation and
distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor,
serving approximately 160 countries on six continents with the world's
most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.
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