London, 23rd May 2011: Scale Computing, a developer and manufacturer of intelligent, scale-out storage solutions tailored to the virtualisation and archiving needs of the small to medium-sized enterprise (SME), today announced it has signed a partnership agreement with CMS Peripherals, a UK and Ireland-based Value-Added Distributor (VAD) of Information Storage and Security products and solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, CMS Peripherals will distribute Scale Computing’s unified, scale-out storage solutions to its reseller channels throughout the UK and Ireland.
Scale’s intelligent storage portfolio aims to reduce costs while increasing control, as well as make storage management more convenient for IT administrators. Scale Computing’s Intelligent Clustered Operating System™ (ICOS) technology is an advanced pay as you grow, scale-out storage operating system combining powerful features with intelligence that makes storage easy-to-manage and dramatically reduces the cost of implementing server and desktop virtualisation. Scale Computing is currently positioned in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Midrange and High-End NAS Solutions.*
Simon Marrion, EMEA Channel Development Manager, Scale Computing, added, “We are delighted to announce the availability of our storage solutions through CMS Peripherals. We believe their storage-focused reseller base will welcome the opportunity to resell our high-margin storage solutions to their end users. We’re looking forward to continuing to build our 100 percent channel organisation with CMS as a major contributor to that growth.”
With extensive experience of engaging its reseller community with innovative technology for some 23 years, and offices in both London and County Mayo in Ireland, CMS Peripherals is an important addition to the distribution channel at Scale Computing. It is the largest independent distributor of a wide spectrum of data storage solutions in the United Kingdom and Ireland and delivers on boarding assistance to its comprehensive reseller community with training, scoping and lead generation activity.
Joe Fagan, Product Marketing Manager, CMS Peripherals, commented that, “Scale-out clustered storage that enables rapid expansion is exactly what end-users are looking for to scale both capacity and performance in storage solutions. It defines next generation storage and we predict significant growth in this category, in particular for those looking for a virtualised solution. Combining unified NAS and SAN capability across a range of interfaces and a margin rich deal registration program makes Scale Computing a truly compelling proposition for our resellers. The Scale Computing solution is easy for the reseller to scope and quote, and painless for the end-user to adopt. With its 100% channel focused approach, quick sales cycle and responsive support team we believe Scale Computing constitutes a significant value proposition to our reseller community and we look forward to launching immediately.”
As a part of the newly announced partnership, CMS will recruit, train and authorise resellers for Scale Computing. In addition, Scale Computing will engage the membership community of CMS Peripherals to share best practices, offer advice and access to product information, user case studies and to detailed training packs to help grow their businesses.
About CMS Peripherals
CMS Peripherals is a value added distributor of data storage and security products and solutions in the UK and Ireland. Real value added service is an essential component of success over the past 23 years. CMS Peripherals’ entire proposition centres on the customer, and this ethos forms the foundation of their drive to build long lasting and successful relationships. For more information, please visit www.cmsperipherals.com
About Scale Computing
Scale Computing is a developer and manufacturer of unified, scale-out storage solutions tailored to the virtualisation and archiving needs of the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME), The entire Scale portfolio is based on its uniquely flexible Intelligent Clustered Operating System™ (ICOS) technology that offers full-functioning, advanced storage features at a fraction of the price of comparable solutions. Headquartered in Indianapolis, IN with a European office opened in 2010 and presence in APAC, Scale Computing offers its products exclusively through channel partners. For more information visit http://www.scalecomputing.com. Read executives’ blogs at: www.mcstartup.com (Jeff Ready) and www.pioniq.com (Peter Fuller).
*Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrant for Midrange and High-End NAS Solutions, Pushan Rinnen, Roger W. Cox , Robert E. Passmore, March 24, 2011.
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