This agreement will enable Kaminario to execute on its vision of all-flash technology being so accessible that it can be implemented in all data centres as primary storage. Within the terms of the agreement, CMS Distribution will distribute Kaminario’s all-flash storage systems to its network of resellers throughout the UK and Ireland. The Kaminario K2 array is the most cost-effective all-flash array on the market, optimised for the lowest cost per usable gigabyte (GB) while still providing consistent performance and scalability across any workload in any environment.
CMS Distribution is the largest independent value-added distributor in the UK and Ireland working with over 3,000 resellers across the region. It is a long-established and a well-respected distributor of storage solutions and prides itself on its strong reseller partnerships.
Justin Griffiths, group enterprise solutions director at CMS Distribution, said: “Kaminario’s move into the UK and Ireland markets represents a fantastic opportunity for channel partners to provide their customers with high speed, highly available flash storage, without the high prices of previous entrants. The competitive pricing strategy, combined with rich, easy-to-use functionality, will mean that mid-market companies can now start to take advantage of the superior performance of flash array technologies. CMS Distribution is delighted to be the sole distributor for Kaminario and looks forward to leveraging its deep experience in the backup and storage sector to offer a high growth business line to its partners, and real-world benefit to their customers in turn.”
Vince Blackall, director of channel sales EMEA at Kaminario, added, “I am excited to have signed CMS Distribution. It is our first distribution agreement in this region and is a strong indicator of our future strategy and direction. CMS Distribution brings the right mix of scale and focus, and it shares the same ambitious growth plans. The combination of our expertise and technology leadership coupled with the growth of the all-flash storage market means that together we will achieve our expansion goals. CMS Distribution with its excellent reputation and large and loyal reseller network is exactly the kind of partner Kaminario needs at this stage of our development.”
Kaminario is the leading provider of enterprise-class all-flash storage, delivering unparalleled cost efficiency, with an average price of sub-$1/GB usable and the industry’s only guaranteed effective capacity. Built from the ground up to take advantage of the most modern flash SSD capabilities, Kaminario K2 is the only product to feature a true scale-out and scale-up architecture that allows organisations to grow capacity and performance based on their needs. Kaminario was recently named a Visionary in Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays and ranked in the top three across the board in Gartner’s 2015 Critical Capabilities for Solid-State Arrays report. The company is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, with offices in Yoqneam, Israel, Silicon Valley and New York City, and backed by Sequoia, Pitango, Globespan, Tenaya, Silicon Valley Bank and others. For more information, visit www.kaminario.com.
About CMS Distribution
Established in 1988, CMS Distribution is the largest independent value-added distributor of data storage, networking and IT infrastructure products and services in the UK and Ireland servicing over 60 manufacturers and 3,000 resellers. The company employs over 200 people across five UK and Ireland locations: Castleford, Enfield, Harrogate, London and Kiltimagh, Ireland. For further information on CMS Distribution please visit our Newsroom (https://www.cmsdistribution.com/news/) .