X-IO Storage Becomes Integral Part of Microsoft Technology Center Architecture

X-IO Storage Becomes Integral Part of Microsoft Technology Center Architecture 
Storage Innovator Named as Hardware Partner in Worldwide MTC
Alliances Program 
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/04/13 --   Storage
industry innovator X-IO Technologies today announced that it has been
named as a hardware partner for the worldwide network of Microsoft
Technology Centers (MTCs). This partnership will allow enterprise
customers to test X-IO's ISE intelligent storage elements as part of
the high-performance MTC architecture, ultimately facilitating clear
technical documentation about the crucial role played by storage in
data center performance.  
"X-IO is a strong addition to our Alliances Program, providing a
unique storage solution that helps users get the most out of their
Microsoft deployments," said Chuck McCann, Worldwide MTC Alliances
Program Director, Microsoft. "Its ISE solutions have performed very
impressively with Microsoft software to date, and we look forward to
further testing in our technology centers." 
MTCs are collaborative environments that provide Microsoft customers
with access to innovative technologies and world-class expertise,
enabling them to envision, design, and deploy solutions to meet their
exact needs. The MTC Alliances program comprises industry leaders in
hardware, software and services who provide their resources to these
environments. By working together to create and drive joint
initiatives and offerings, the MTCs and their partners provide
customers with the newest and most cutting edge products and services
during an MTC engagement.  
"X-IO is delighted to expand our already robust working relationship
with Microsoft," said Rick Nelson, VP, X-IO. "This program will
clearly demonstrate how X-IO's cost effective, high performance
storage plays a critical role in getting the most out of Microsoft's
modern operating system, server and productivity software." 
About X-IO
 X-IO is a recognized innovator in the storage industry
due to its award-winning Intelligent Storage systems, which leverage
over two decades of expertise to deliver unmatched price/performance
for enterprise applications. The company's plug-and-perform
Intelligent Storage solutions are customer proven to accelerate
transactional, reporting and busin
ess intelligence applications by a
factor of 3X or more. While dramatically reducing storage costs and
footprint, X-IO Intelligent Storage drives extreme performance for
virtual desktop and server infrastructures. X-IO solutions have been
recognized as SQL Server Magazine and Windows IT Pro's 2012 Editors'
Best Gold Medal winners, the 2012 Best of TechEd "Hardware and
Storage Product" and "Attendees' Pick" Awards, and inclusion in CRN's
2012 Data Center 100 List.
Media Contact:
Mark Prindle
Fusion PR for X-IO
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