WHIPTAIL Expands Channel Distribution Through Global Deal with Ingram Micro

Promark’s GSA to Sell Entire Line of Industry Leading All-Flash Storage Solutions Including INVICTA and ACCELA

WHIPPANY, N.J.--()--WHIPTAIL, the flash-powered application acceleration technology enabling workloads to rapidly transact, process and analyze data, today announced a global distribution relationship with Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE:IM), the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions. The deal marks further expansion of WHIPTAIL’s channel distribution globally, specifically in the European market, which continues to be a key area in 2013 and beyond.

“Ingram Micro’s deep and broad relationships with its network of VARs will be vital to WHIPTAIL’s continued expansion globally,” said Erik Hardy, executive vice president of worldwide sales at WHIPTAIL. “Performance-intensive, mission-critical environments require resilience and accelerated performance and only flash storage can dramatically boost business performance while cutting the cost of their business operations.”

Ingram Micro will bring WHIPTAIL’s entire product line of silicon flash storage arrays and RACERUNNER operating systems to its value added resellers (VARs) globally:

  • ACCELA: A 2U, energy efficient NAND flash silicon storage array providing up to 12TB capacity while delivering 250,000 IOPS and 2GB/s throughput, which dramatically improves application response time
  • INVICTA: The first truly enterprise-class, scalable silicon storage array. INVICTA delivers a next-generation modular NAND Flash storage array that provides highly scalable IOPS and system throughput alongside ultra-low latency
  • INVICTA INFINITY: The INVICTA INFINITY architecture allows customers to accelerate hundreds of application workloads by scaling up to 30 silicon storage nodes increasing capacity to 360 TB and up to 6 silicon storage routers to take throughput beyond 40GB/s and IOPS (writes and reads per second) above 4 million

Utilizing Ingram Micro’s vast experience and extensive network of VARs, the agreement furthers WHIPTAIL's strategy of providing enterprises with the fastest silicon storage solutions. The goal is for VARs to build compelling solutions utilizing WHIPTAIL’s flash storage technology and accelerate application performance. From this integration, customers of all sizes will receive faster analytics, batch processing and VDI deployments all while consolidating database and storage footprints.

“Enterprises are racing to derive competitive advantage from their IT infrastructure,” said Jason Beal, executive director Advanced Solutions Ingram Micro Europe. “The Ingram Micro Advanced Solutions Division offers channel partners a comprehensive approach to identifying and pursuing opportunities within advanced technology categories as a way to grow and diversify their business. Our partner network globally has the skillset to deliver compelling datacenter solutions for current and future business needs, now includes WHIPTAIL’s flash storage solutions.”

To learn more about how WHIPTAIL can help your enterprise increase application performance, please visit, www.whiptail.com.

About WHIPTAIL

WHIPTAIL's flash-powered application acceleration technology enables workloads to rapidly transact, process and analyze data into business intelligence leading to sustainable operational and strategic advantage. Companies using application acceleration technology lift performance constraints that once limited the speed at which a business could grow. WHIPTAIL's modular and scalable storage platform coupled with RACERUNNER© intelligent software empowers businesses to stop spending time and money chasing application performance to immediately begin capitalizing on opportunities that drive revenue. Based in Whippany, NJ, WHIPTAIL is run by a veteran technology management team and backed by investors including Ignition Partners, RRE Ventures, SanDisk and Spring Mountain Capital. Rapidly transform opportunities into reality with application acceleration at www.whiptail.com.

About Ingram Micro Inc.

Ingram Micro is the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics and mobile solutions, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving approximately 160 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.

*WHIPTAIL, the WHIPTAIL logo, ACCELA and INVICTA are trademarks of WHIPTAIL. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contacts

WHIPTAIL
Michelle Sereno
Product Marketing Manager
michelle.sereno@whiptail.com
or
Horn on behalf of WHIPTAIL
Joe Ferrary, 646-202-9785
Joe.Ferrary@horngroup.com

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Contacts

WHIPTAIL
Michelle Sereno
Product Marketing Manager
michelle.sereno@whiptail.com
or
Horn on behalf of WHIPTAIL
Joe Ferrary, 646-202-9785
Joe.Ferrary@horngroup.com