ELKO Group to distribute SolidFire’s all-flash, scale-out storage system in the Baltics

ELKO Group, one of the largest IT product wholesalers, solutions and services experts in Eastern Europe, today announced that it has joined the SolidFire Cloud Builder Partner Program as a distributor of SolidFire’s all-flash, scale-out storage system in the Baltics. An invitation to this program recognizes that ELKO Group has the necessary knowledge, skills and training to advise their customers and help them transition to the Next Generation Data Center.

RIGA, 9-11-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — As a SolidFire Cloud Builder, ELKO Group will provide its partners in the Baltics with SolidFire SF Series storage nodes as a single storage platform to consolidate all application workloads and accelerate user productivity. Designed for next-generation data centers, the SolidFire platform delivers high, guaranteed performance for applications in multitenant environments, such as those delivered by cloud service providers. Redefining the capabilities of storage, SolidFire has established the benchmark architecture for measuring storage Quality of Service (QoS) for large-scale storage infrastructures. It received the highest score for overall use case in Gartner’s 2015 Critical Capabilities for Solid-State Arrays¹ (3.6 out of 5) for the second consecutive year and was again recognized as a Visionary in Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays.²

Ian Cooper, Sales Director, EMEA Partners at SolidFire: “Our Cloud Builder Partner Program enables select partners to tackle their customers’ most strategic storage and cloud infrastructure projects and help them transition to the Next Generation Data Center. ELKO Group’s acceptance in the program demonstrates its commitment to delivering best-in-class solutions for large-scale IT infrastructure to its customers and meeting their needs for storage performance, scalability and automation.”

Martins Miglinieks, ELKO Solutions Director Baltics: “Cloud computing is a fast growing market and with SolidFire’s storage solutions for the next-generation data center, we are helping customers embrace it. Now nearly every aspect of business is related to data storage. We can provide our partners with all-flash storage that is highly available, easy to control and with guaranteed performance. We have already made investment in SolidFire’s storage demo cluster to provide physical proof of concept for potential customers in the Baltics.”

The SolidFire Cloud Builder Partner Program includes an elite group of solutions providers, systems integrators and value-added resellers that have established expertise within the domains of storage, virtualization and cloud infrastructure. The program has been designed to recognize partners’ expertise, reward them for the total impact they have in the marketplace and deliver value to help their businesses thrive. It equips its partners with the tools and resources to develop, market and sell validated cloud deployment solutions that are more cohesive, automated and dynamically scalable for their customers.

About Solidfire:
SolidFire is the market leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center. Using SolidFire’s all-flash architecture, with volume-level Quality of Service (QoS) controls, customers now can guarantee storage performance to thousands of applications within a shared infrastructure. Coupling this functionality with in-line data reduction techniques and system-wide automation results in substantial capital and operating cost savings relative to traditional disk and basic all-flash storage systems.
Learn more: www.solidfire.com | www.twitter.com/solidfire | www.linkedin.com/company/solidfire-inc

¹Gartner Critical Capabilities for Solid-State Arrays, Valdis Filks, Joseph Unsworth, Arun Chandrasekaran, 25 June 2015
²Gartner Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays, Valdis Filks, Joseph Unsworth, Arun Chandrasekaran, 23 June 2015



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