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					Southern Data Storage Joins as a Strategic Partner of the Gridstore
Accelerate Partner Program

Top Florida-Based Data Storage Provider to Add Gridstore’s Simple,
Powerful and Affordable Storage Solutions to its Suite of Offerings

TAMPA, FA, November 20, 2012 -- Southern Data Storage, a leading Florida-
based data storage solution provider, today announced that the company is
now a strategic Gridstore partner. As a member of the Gridstore
Accelerate Partner Program, Southern Data Storage will now offer
Gridstore’s award winning solution, the Grid to its customers who are
demanding simple, powerful and affordable storage solutions that are
ideally suited for mid-market businesses.

Throughout years of technology evolution, customer priorities for data
storage remain the same. They seek simplicity, scalability and
affordability, provided by reliable, trusted business partners. That is
where Southern Data Storage delivers value. Southern Data Storage leads
its industry in identifying new technologies and vendors that can have a
direct bottom line impact for their customers. This is why they have
chosen to become a Gridstore Accelerate Partner.

“There is a growing frustration with the cost and complexity of legacy
storage solutions. Our customers’ need a lower total cost of ownership
and better support so that they can sleep more easily at night,” said
Mark Hall, CEO of Southern Data Storage. “We’ve found that this type of
innovation doesn’t come from the big guys, it comes from the more nimble
vendors that can see the need and fulfill on the vision. That’s where
Gridstore excels. Not only have they seen the trend, but they’ve
delivered the right solution to meet the needs of the mid-size customer,
today. We’re very pleased to be part of their partner network.”

About the Gridstore Accelerate Partner Program

As a 100% channel-driven company, Gridstore has designed its Gridstore
Accelerate Partner Program to deliver high gross margins for its
registered partners. The Gridstore Accelerate Partner Program gives
partners access to a low-risk, high-profit solution. The Grid can easily
be sold over the phone for high-volume, short sales cycle deals. With a
predictable pay as you grow pricing model for customers, sales messaging
is easy and results in a highly “sticky” customer footprint with near
100% repeat orders for long-term revenue and customer satisfaction.

The Gridstore Accelerate Partner Program delivers attractive margins for
its registered partners and supports them with opportunity registration,
as well as a complete suite of channel marketing tools including
marketing collateral, quick selling guides, lead sharing, joint events
and collaborative marketing programs. Through the end 2012, Gridstore is
offering special, high-return program incentives to its program members
including up to an additional 10 points in margin for all registered
sales opportunities in Q1, 2013. For more information, please visit:
http://gridstore.com/partners/
“Southern Data Storage has a long history of expertise in delivering the
simple, reliable and cost-effective solutions customers demand and we
look forward to delivering storage solutions designed for mid-sized
customers,” said Kelly Murphy, CEO of Gridstore. “They are at the
forefront of the data storage industry’s technology shift towards
solutions that create real business value and break the chokehold of
monolithic storage models that can’t address their requirements.”

About Gridstore

Gridstore is the leading provider of software defined storage that turns
simple storage building blocks into the world’s most powerful and
affordable storage without limits. Gridstore brings the era of mainframe-
style monolithic storage and its disruptive forklift upgrades to an end.
The Grid allows businesses to start small and pay as they grow to any
size while growing more powerful with each additional block. We eliminate
the frustrations of planning and forecasting for the unknown. No more
headaches, no more disruption to the business. Now you can effortlessly
give your organization the powerful storage it demands. Gridstore is
headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. and has development facilities in
Dublin, Ireland. For more information, please visit:
http://www.gridstore.com.

About Southern Data Storage

Southern Data Storage was founded to help small & medium enterprise
customers (or SMEs) exploit new choices in data storage and data
protection. Its clients reduce costs, improve performance, increase data
security and sleep better at night. For more information, please visit:
http://www.southerndatastorage.com.

Contact :
Sabrina Sanchez
The Ventana Group
Chantilly, VA
(925) 785-3014
sabrina.sanchez@ventanapr.com
http://www.theventanagroup.com

				
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