Xsigo Systems Signs Strategic Distribution Agreement With Promark Technology

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Xsigo Systems, Inc.today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Promark Technology, Inc. Promark will promote Xsigo’s complete I/O virtualization product family to its network of channel partners throughout the United States. Xsigo will also leverage Promark’s GSA schedule contract to provide a vehicle for both federal and state governments to easily procure their products.

The Xsigo product line including the new Ethernet-based version of their award-winning I/O Director will provide our channel with an aggressive solution for data center I/O virtualization.

Xsigo Systems, Inc., a technology leader in data center I/O virtualization, today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Promark Technology, Inc., one of the premier value-added data storage distributors (VAD) in the United States. Promark will promote Xsigo’s complete I/O virtualization product family to its network of channel partners throughout the United States. Xsigo will also leverage Promark’s GSA schedule contract to provide a vehicle for both federal and state governments to easily procure their products.

“We are very excited to add the Xsigo I/O virtualization products to our line card,” said Dale Foster, President of Promark Technology. “Virtualization of I/O in the data center is the last segment remaining for companies to truly realize the complete benefits of the virtualization process from increased performance, higher system & resource utilization and cost savings. The Xsigo product line including the new Ethernet-based version of their award-winning I/O Director will provide our channel with an aggressive solution for data center I/O virtualization.”

The Xsigo VP780 and VP560 I/O Directors consolidate the data center infrastructure and provide dynamic connectivity from any server to any Ethernet or Fibre Channel network, a key requirement of cloud computing. With Xsigo, data center managers can reduce cabling requirements by 70 percent, cut power consumption by 30 percent, and complete routine management tasks in seconds rather than hours or days.

“Xsigo is 100% channel driven in our go-to-market strategy, and we are thrilled to add Promark as an integral part of our Business Partner team,” said Erik Hardy, vice president of worldwide sales at Xsigo. “Promark brings an exceptional degree of service, technical capability, and integrity to the sales process that will help our mutual customers in selecting, procuring and deploying I/O virtualization solutions to increase data center efficiencies and reduce costs.”

About Xsigo Virtual I/O
Virtual I/O technologies consolidate server connectivity and allow a single server connection to act as many, in the same way a virtualized server enables one physical server to appear as multiple devices. With the Xsigo I/O Director, customers can now immediately consolidate their infrastructure, reduce cabling requirements by 70%, cut power consumption by 30%, and complete routine management tasks in seconds rather than hours or days. Xsigo's unique virtual I/O technology offers unprecedented levels of performance, scalability, and ease of use, allowing data center managers to connect any server to any network and any storage resource in minutes rather than days or weeks.

About Xsigo Systems
Founded in 2004, Xsigo Systems, Inc. is the technology leader in data center I/O virtualization, helping organizations reduce costs and improve business agility. Based on patented and award-winning technology, Xsigo offers a complete I/O virtualization product family which includes the VP560 and VP780 I/O Directors. Xsigo has hundreds of customers, partners and resellers around the globe and services multiple industries including financial, education, government, entertainment, technology and telecommunications. The privately held company is based in San Jose, Calif., and funded by Kleiner Perkins, Khosla Ventures, Greylock Partners and North Bridge Venture Partners. For more information, visit http://www.xsigo.com.

About Promark Technology
Promark Technology is one of the premier value-added distributors (VAD) in the United States. Promark's core technology focus is distributing data storage and electronic document imaging products and solutions through a two-tier distribution channel selling 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 always strives to create a strong and lasting relationship with both its customers and manufacturers that allow it to be the trusted source to help grow their businesses. Promark's headquarters and warehouse are in Annapolis Junction, Maryland. Promark has sales teams geographically dispersed to support its customer base across the United States with locations in CO, IL, MA, MD, OR and WV. For more information, visit http://www.promarktech.com.

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