StorPool provides block storage software for companies’ most demanding apps, and now says it wants more “quality” partners as it scales up its business.
The company claims it meets the demands of “SDS (software-defined storage) 2”, in providing a fast, feature-rich and scalable data management solution for organisations’ primary data. The distributed storage technology also allows firms’ to tier their data according to their access needs, and provides a backup solution for it too.
It currently has a selection of managed service providers and tier-1 vendors who sell its offering with their own products and services. This includes global system integrator Atos, which uses the solution to serve the needs of its customers through a private cloud.
Dustin and Katapult are also MSP partners, and after the vendor recently brought out an improved version 20 of its product, the company is positioning itself for further growth with the help of the channel. Over half of the global company’s turnover is generated in Europe.
At this week’s IT Press Tour in Paris – the first time the regular Tour has been held outside the US and Israel – StorPool CEO Boyan Ivanov (pictured) told assembled journalists and analysts: “We are looking for more good quality partners, we don’t need a hundred more and don’t have a set target. As ours is a high-end, high capacity product, a relatively small number of suitable new partners would be able to serve the needs of a huge number of customers.”
Ivanov said consolidation was taking place in the MSP space as players ramped up their capabilities and capacities through acquisition, to take on products like StorPool. A case in point is the recent acquisition of Vuzion by Infinigate.
IT Europa is attending the IT Press Tour, and will be providing more coverage from the event soon.