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TMCNet:  X-IO Selects Ingram Micro for Exclusive Distribution Relationship

[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 infrastructure management.

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. "

About X-IO

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 its lifetime.

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 worldwide.

www.x-io.com

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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