Permabit SANblox Distributed by Arrow Electronics

In combination with IBM storage
This is a Press Release edited by on 2015.04.14

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Permabit Technology Corporation entered into an agreement with Arrow Electronics, Inc. to distribute its SANblox data efficiency appliance combined with IBM storage technology.

"We constantly seek out industry-leading innovation that we can integrate with IBM technology so that customers have the solutions for their specific business cases," said Dan Shea, VP and GM, Arrow's IBM business. "Implementing a pre-certified solution like Permabit SANblox minimizes hurdles to installation, and enables us to quickly close sales and gain a competitive advantage through implementing field-tested data reduction solutions."

SANblox, which leverages Permabit's Albireo VDO, provides 'plug-and-save' data reduction across applications including mixed virtual server, VDI, virtualized cloud environments.

"IBM is focused on delivering high-value innovation by working with a growing ecosystem of partners such as Arrow. The goal is to ensure customers have access to the right storage technology for their big data, analytics and cloud environments," said Jamie Thomas, GM, IBM storage and software defined. "By integrating Permabit SANblox's block-level data deduplication with our storage solutions, we are enabling our customers to store their most critical data cost effectively on the highest performing tiers of storage such as our new IBM FlashSystem 900 and FlashSystem V9000."

"Increased demand for data-reduction products has attracted market-leading distributors and system integrators, like Arrow, to join forces with Permabit." said Tom Cook, Permabit CEO. "We are pleased to be working with Arrow to make SANblox available to more storage customers who are looking to increase their effective capacity and lower their effective cost."