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Software-Defined Storage Leader Gridstore Appoints Victoria Grey as Chief Marketing Officer

Named One of CRN's 2014 Channel Chiefs, Industry Veteran to Spearhead Marketing as Company Begins Its Global Expansion

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/25/14 -- Gridstore™, the leader in software-defined storage optimized for Windows Servers and Hyper-V, today announced the appointment of Victoria Grey as Chief Marketing Officer. As a seasoned industry expert, Victoria has been instrumental in building some of the most innovative and progressive marketing teams in Silicon Valley, winning myriad accolades and awards for her marketing acumen and creativity. Most recently, Grey has been named one of CRN's 2014 Channel Chiefs. This prestigious list of the most powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel growth within their organization, while evangelizing the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.

"I am delighted to welcome Victoria to the executive team as we execute on the next phase of rapid growth and product innovation as the leading provider of software-defined storage optimized for virtualization," said George Symons, CEO of Gridstore. "She brings Gridstore a rare blend of marketing and management expertise across today's most transformative technologies in storage, virtualization, and cloud. I look forward to leveraging her vast expertise across all facets of the marketing spectrum."

Reporting directly to CEO George Symons, Grey will be responsible for overseeing the planning, strategy and execution of Gridstore's global marketing and channel initiatives. Victoria will play a critical role in helping lead the company through its next phase of growth and continued leadership in delivering the industry's foremost software-defined storage solutions optimized for Windows servers and Hyper-V that address today's storage challenges. Victoria has over 25 years' experience in technology sales and marketing, with a specialty in the data storage business.

"I am thrilled to be joining Gridstore at this critical inflection point," said Victoria Grey. "With their innovative solution to a critical problem in virtualization deployments, as well as a top-notch team driving considerable growth, Gridstore is primed to have a huge impact on the industry."

Victoria joins Gridstore from Soonr where she was chief marketing officer of worldwide marketing. While at Soonr she initiated a complete overhaul of the company's channel program, winning the XCellence Award from CRN's XChange, and resulting in dramatic growth in North American channel partners and sales. Prior to Soonr she was at Nexsan, a leader in unified hybrid storage, where she was senior vice president of worldwide corporate and product marketing. While at Nexsan she drove the complete rebranding of all aspects of the company, driving significant growth through a network of partners and winning the 2013 Women of the Channel Award. Before Nexsan Victoria has held a number of senior positions at market leading companies, including Quantum, EMC, Legato, and Apple.

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About Gridstore
Gridstore™ is the leader in software-defined storage optimized for virtualization that accelerates application I/O. All traditional storage suffers from the I/O blender effect that severely impacts application performance in virtual environments. Gridstore is Software Defined Storage that uses patented Server-Side Virtual ControllerTM Technology (SVCT) to eliminate the I/O blender and accelerate applications in three unique ways.

1. vmOptimized™ Storage provides self-optimising storage stacks that accelerate I/O for each application.
2. TrueQoS™ is the industry's only end-to-end Storage QoS that guarantees performance for your most important applications.
3. GridScale™ is a simple, pay-as-you-scale grid architecture with massively parallel performance scaling that accelerates application I/O.

Gridstore is headquartered in Mountain View, CA. Gridstore products and services are available through a global network of value added resellers. For more information, please visit: http://www.gridstore.com

© 2014 Gridstore. All rights reserved. Gridstore, the Gridstore logo, AutoPilot, vmOptimized, Direct I/O, FlashGrid, Grid, GridControl, GridProtect, GridScale, GridSensor, Server-side Virtual Controller Technology (SVCT), Thin-Provisioned vLUNS, TrueQoS, vController, vPool, and vStore are registered trademarks or pending trademarks of Gridstore in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Information regarding products, services and offerings may be superseded by subsequent documents and are subject to change without notice. For the latest information and specifications regarding Gridstore and any of its offerings or services, please visit www.gridstore.com

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