London, UK, 1st May 2013 - X-IO Technologies today announced that it has signed a new reseller agreement with Critical Impact, as it continues to build its UK momentum. The agreement means that Critical Impact can now offer its customers’ high performance, high availability HDD and hybrid storage solutions as part of its storage portfolio.
Ronan McDonald, Managing Director, Critical Impact, explains: “Our customers work across a number of sectors from general commercial and finance to retail and from gaming to healthcare. They each face different challenges when it comes to managing and storing their data. Although we have already signed up an all-flash provider, it was clear we needed to also offer a high performance and cost effective hybrid storage solution.”
After researching the market, Critical Impact turned to X-IO in order to meet the growing read and write demands its customers are facing. X-IO’s Intelligent Storage solutions are proven to accelerate transactional, reporting and business intelligence applications at least three times if not more. With a focus on both consistent and accelerated performance using either hard disk drives (HDD) or a hybrid solution combining SSD and HDD, X-IO also offers zero touch, whilst dramatically reducing overall costs and data centre footprint.
Based in London and Yorkshire, Critical Impact’s specialist team has considerable experience working with customers at all levels within finance, retail, healthcare and gaming.
Roger Walton, Vice President EMEA, X-IO Technologies, concluded: “Critical Impact is a well established and respected reseller and we’re delighted to be working together. This relationship underpins our growing commitment to the channel, we offer our partners best in class technology with the best price/performance/capacity on the market. X-IO’s multi-award winning storage has been building momentum across Europe and we are delighted to partner with such experienced and customer driven companies such as Critical Impact.”
About Critical Impact:
Based in London and Yorkshire Critical Impact is a platform-independent IT infrastructure provider. They work with a range of world-leading technology partners who provide the building blocks for its customer solutions. Critical Impact, design, build and support IT infrastructures which harness the power of the world’s best technologies to realise customers’ business goals.
Founded in 1995 X-IO (formerly Xiotech) is a recognised innovator in the storage industry. Its award-winning Intelligent Storage systems leverage over two decades of expertise to deliver unmatched price/performance for enterprise applications. X-IO ISE storage systems are easy to use, high performance fibre channel storage systems supporting SAS HDDs.
ISE storage provides Enterprise-class reliability with self-healing capabilities. The X-IO Hyper ISE provides an ideal balance of price, performance, capacity and reliability by combining SSD and HDD together into a single hybrid pool of capacity to provide SSD performance at HDD pricing.
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