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ONStor Named a CRN Emerging Tech Vendor

CAMPBELL, Calif., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- ONStor, a leading provider of clustered NAS solutions for enterprises and content-rich organizations, today announced it has been selected by Everything Channel as a CRN Emerging Tech vendor for its enterprise NAS technology. CRN's Emerging Tech list captures companies that are delivering high margins for solution providers with innovative and easy-to-use technology that undercuts industry giants.

CAMPBELL, Calif., July 21 /PRNewswire/ — ONStor, a leading provider of clustered NAS solutions for enterprises and content-rich organizations, today announced it has been selected by Everything Channel as a CRN Emerging Tech vendor for its enterprise NAS technology. CRN's Emerging Tech list captures companies that are delivering high margins for solution providers with innovative and easy-to-use technology that undercuts industry giants.

The ONStor Pantera 5000 Clustered NAS solution offers heterogeneous storage and combines n-way clustering, virtual file servers, and single-pool storage to deliver a simple, efficient, and scalable storage solution for unstructured data. The product offers storage managers advanced power management, the ability to scale to massive capacities at a greater density, plus file server consolidation features. Compared with other enterprise NAS solutions, the Pantera 5000 is significantly more green, costs about half as much to deploy and cuts management time to a fraction. In high-growth environments, the savings add up further thanks to Pantera's disruption-free linear scaling model.

ONStor solutions are available through a global network of resellers and distribution partners. The company offers a comprehensive, multi-tiered reseller program aimed at providing resellers and system integrators with special discounts, training, installation and accreditation services to support and sell ONStor's award-winning scalable clustered NAS products. Through this program, resellers can receive more leads, gain broad support from all ONStor sales and technical resources as well as generate a strong business proposition on every opportunity.

According to the CRN Emerging Tech Survey, the top reasons that solution providers implement emerging technologies include: the technology is superior to other products in the market segment; the technology compliments a solution providers' existing practice areas; emerging vendors provide better services opportunities; emerging vendors pay better attention to partners; emerging vendors offer higher margins, customers want alternative product choices; and emerging vendors have better joint marketing programs. In addition, 61 percent of solution providers surveyed plan to increase the number of emerging technology vendors they partner with in the next 12 months.

"New and innovative vendor partners can help spur profitable new ideas that Solution Providers can use to build revenue and customer loyalty, and the CRN Emerging Tech list is where Solution Providers go to find these vendors," said Robert C. Demarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel editorial.

Vendors who make the CRN Emerging Tech list must have an established solution provider program and formal guidelines for recruiting channel partners. They must demonstrate that their direct sales mix is trending down as evidenced by the company's revenue history, a channel positive or channel neutral strategy for internal sales compensation, and not be a dominant market share player. Final selection to the Emerging Technology list was made at the discretion of the CRN editorial team after a review of the submitted information and conversations with current or targeted partners.

About ONStor

ONStor provides clustered NAS solutions for both primary and value-tier storage, focusing on enterprise data centers and content-rich organizations, and giving customers the ability to cost-effectively manage the accelerating growth of unstructured data. ONStor's award-winning solutions deliver flexible data management, protection, and file server consolidation for a new generation of data-intensive applications through a combination of advanced technologies including virtualization and energy-efficient design.

Proven at customer sites worldwide, the ONStor Pantera clustered NAS systems and Bobcat clustered NAS gateways offer the broadest choice of storage and enable customers to easily scale storage with the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO). ONStor solutions are available through a global network of resellers and distribution partners. More information about ONStor can be found at http://www.onstor.com.

About CRN

CRN provides solution providers and technology integrators with the crucial information and analysis they need to drive their company's sales. As an advocate for and voice of the IT channel, solution providers turn to CRN first for immediate information. Celebrating its 25th year, CRN is the most trusted source for channel professionals. CRN can be found on the web at http://www.channelweb.com.

Everything Channel (http://www.everythingchannel.com, http://www.channelweb.com)

Everything Channel, formerly CMP Channel, is the global leader in technology sales and serves as the one stop shop for the sales channel that drives 75 percent of technology sales throughout the world. IT suppliers and Solution Providers turn to Everything Channel to manage and accelerate their business. Everything Channel provides the answer to strategy and branding, online marketing, research/market intelligence, lead generation, branded and custom events, education and workflow tools targeted to those who buy and sell through the Channel. Everything Channel is a subsidiary of United Business Media (http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com/), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

ONStor, the ONStor logo, Pantera, Bobcat, Cougar, and EverScale are trademarks or registered trademarks of ONStor, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other marks and trademarks are or may be the property of their respective owners. Information regarding products, services and offerings may be superseded by subsequent documents and is subject to change without notice. For the latest information and specifications regarding ONStor, Inc. and any of its offerings or services, please contact your local sales office or the corporate headquarters.

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