Panasas Announces New Distribution Agreement with Promark Technology, Extending Alliance with Ingram Micro

New Value-Added Arrangement will target Storage Buyers across the United States

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--()--Panasas®, the leader in performance scale-out network-attached storage (NAS), announced today that it has broadened its relationship with Ingram Micro Inc. to include its subsidiary Promark Technology, a premier value-added distributor that specializes in storage. Panasas and Promark will develop a solutions-based go-to-market strategy to deliver high-performance storage technology to customers across the United States.

As part of the deal, Promark will promote Panasas’ ActiveStor product line to its network of value-added resellers. Also, as part of the Panasas Accelerate Program’s “Sky’s the Limit” policy, Panasas will award a five-percent rebate to all VARs for new end-user account deals they close. Overall, this agreement provides attractive margins to partners as well as the necessary support and demand-generation capabilities to accelerate the companies’ mutual business.

“Our customers are seeing massive growth in unstructured data. To manage it, they look for solutions that deliver top-tier performance but are simple to use and highly reliable,” said Dale Foster, general manager and executive director of Promark Technology. “Panasas’ ActiveStor technology answers the call, will bolster our product portfolio and bring us new opportunities.”

“Promark and Panasas share a common vision on how to best serve the enterprise storage market. Promark has a terrific track record in satisfying customers and a brand that’s respected by storage buyers across the United States,” said Philip Crocker, director of global channel marketing and sales enablement at Panasas. “We’re confident that our relationship will help Panasas reach a range of new customers who need high-performance storage that can scale quickly and is easy to use.”

All ActiveStor products are now available through Promark.

About Promark Technology

Promark Technology, an Ingram Micro company, is one of the premier value-added distributors (VADs) in the United States. Promark’s core technology focus is distributing data storage and virtualization products and solutions through a two-tier distribution channel to value-added resellers (VARs) and system integrators. Promark leverages its direct relationships with world-class technology partners to provide solutions that meet the most demanding needs of its customers. Promark also offers a Public Sector Business Program that helps resellers navigate the government selling process and expand the reach of their Business. The program provides authorized resellers the ability to leverage Promark’s GSA Schedule to market and sell products and solutions into both federal government and state and local organizations. Promark offers professional services in application integration, backup and recovery, network optimization, storage implementation and disaster recovery. To learn more about Promark Technology call 800.634.0255 or visit www.promarktech.com.

About Ingram Micro

Ingram Micro helps businesses Realize the Promise of Technology™. It delivers a full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world. Deep expertise in technology solutions, mobility, cloud, and supply chain solutions enables its business partners to operate efficiently and successfully in the markets they serve. Unrivaled agility, deep market insights and the trust and dependability that come from decades of proven relationships, set Ingram Micro apart and ahead. More at www.ingrammicro.com.

About Panasas

Panasas is the performance scale-out NAS leader for unstructured data, driving industry and research innovation by accelerating workflows and simplifying data management. Panasas ActiveStor appliances leverage the patented PanFS storage operating system and DirectFlow protocol to deliver performance and reliability at scale from an appliance that is as easy to manage as it is fast to deploy. Panasas storage is optimized for the most demanding workloads in life sciences, manufacturing, media and entertainment, energy, government as well as education environments, and has been deployed in more than 50 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.panasas.com.

Contacts

Panasas
Rick Popko, 415-800-5381
Panasas@10fold.com

Contacts

Panasas
Rick Popko, 415-800-5381
Panasas@10fold.com