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Promark Technology and Astute Networks Announce Distribution Agreement to Deliver High Performance Flash VM Storage

(November 21, 2012)
DMN Newswire--2012-11-21--
Promark and Astute Join Forces to Distribute Game Changing ViSX Storage Solutions that Eliminate I/O Performance Bottlenecks for Virtual Desktop and Server Environments 

Promark Technology Inc., a premier value added distributor (VAD) and Astute Networks, Inc., the leading provider of performance storage for virtual machines, today announced a new distribution agreement. As a member of the AstuteNET Partner Program, Promark will distribute Astute's innovative and affordable ViSX Flash VM storage appliances to value added resellers (VARs) and system integrators via a two-tier distribution model. 

Under this agreement, Astute Networks will provide Promark VARs with its industry-leading, ViSX Flash VM Storage Appliance product family. With its Networked FlashTM architecture and game changing, patented 10G DataPump EngineTM, Astute ViSX appliances eliminate the critical virtual infrastructure I/O bottlenecks by giving virtual server administrators a simple to deploy, application performance acceleration appliance that non-disruptively boosts virtual machine datastore performance by up to 10x.

"We are delighted to have Promark as a marquee distribution partner to assist us in partner recruitment and enablement," said Steve Kucker, vice president of sales, Astute Networks. "They have the partner knowledge, storage and virtualization expertise and valued relationships that will help expand our channel business exponentially."

Astute ViSX Flash VM storage appliances are purpose-built to deliver unprecedented random IOPS performance and unprecedented IOPS per dollar value, helping to unleash the full potential of virtualized environments. ViSX?s Networked FlashTM architecture combines ultra-reliable eMLC flash solid state storage modules with Astute?s own custom designed high-performance, 10/1GbE DataPump EngineTM protocol processor to completely offload and dramatically accelerate network (TCP) & storage (iSCSI) protocol processing. Tightly fused, they eliminate all critical I/O bottlenecks that affect virtualized application and VDI performance and provisions sharable flash performance to all VMs on all hosts over standard Ethernet networks. The result is a virtual infrastructure that is high performance, free of oversubscriptions and simplified for less data protection layers and complexity. 

"Astute Networks has architected a unique flash storage appliance that is purpose-built to meet the key requirements for virtualized environments and will help our VARs deliver greater value to their clients," said Charles Bass, vice-president of alliances, Promark Technology. "ViSX eliminates the critical I/O constraints related to server virtualization and VDI and can be non-disruptively deployed in minutes by the virtual server or storage administrator.  This is a combination that our VARs will find very attractive."

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Astute Networks is the leading provider of high-performance virtual machine storage appliances. The company's ViSXTM family of Networked FlashTM appliances, powered by its patented DataPump EngineTM, overcome virtualization performance limitations by non-disruptively delivering shared performance to all virtual machines, across all hosts, over pervasively deployed Ethernet networks. With ViSX, IT organizations have the power to confidently virtualize and deploy business-critical applications while eliminating costly over-provisioning of IT infrastructure. ViSX is available through the company's network of authorized channel partners. For more information, visit

Promark Technology is one of the premier value added distributors of data storage products and solutions in the United States. Promark uses a two-tier distribution network; selling to value added resellers (VARs) and system integrators.  Promark supports its distribution channel by offering sales and technical training, trade show and seminar support, leads, and demo equipment. Promark also supports its channel with its GSA Federal Supply Schedule contract, which enables Promark's resellers to leverage its GSA Schedule for government sales opportunities.

Astute Networks, Networked Flash, ViSX G4, DataPump Engine, and FlashWRX are trademarks or registered trademarks of Astute Networks, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.


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