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NextIO Expands North America Footprint with U.S. Distributor Promark

NextIO, a leader in I/O consolidation and virtualization solutions, today announced a distributor agreement with Promark Technology, Inc. to resell NextIO’s products to customers throughout North America. As part of the agreement, Promark will be adding NextIO’s vNET product suite to its portfolio of data center solutions to help companies deploy and manage complex server I/O.

Building on recent successes in Europe, Russia and Asia, this agreement signifies NextIO’s continued momentum in North America through delivering solutions that solve common data center I/O problems. Promark will distribute NextIO’s vNET top of rack appliance to value added resellers and system integrators throughout the region.

“Promark represents a major opportunity for NextIO to bring advanced I/O technologies to the North American marketplace where customers are looking for smarter alternatives that help reduce complexity and get their data centers under control,” said Mike Heumann, senior vice president, worldwide sales and marketing for NextIO. “Promark is a dynamic company that brings great value and innovation to their resellers with not only the products they offer but with their professional services expertise.”

Charles Bass, VP of alliances at Promark, added: “NextIO’s vNET solution offers tremendous value for our customers. I’m confident that together we’ll drive growth of I/O virtualization because we now have a very practical solution to address traditional cabling challenges and over-provisioning of equipment in the data center.”

NextIO’s vNET solution simplifies the deployment and management of complex server I/O by consolidating and virtualizing I/O resources, resulting in up to 40% lower capital expenses and 60% lower operational expenses throughout the product lifecycle. vNET removes layers of data center complexity often found in traditional server I/O deployments, making servers easier to deploy, manage and service.

About Promark

Promark Technology Inc., an Ingram Micro Company, 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 including: Dell – Compellent, Dot Hill, QLogic, Overland Storage, ExaGrid, Nexsan, FalconStor, Panasonic, Fujitsu and many more to provide solutions that meet the most demanding needs of its customers. To learn more, visit www.promarktech.com

About NextIO

NextIO is the smarter choice to reducing datacenter complexity through innovation of I/O technology. NextIO offers solutions that optimize rack level I/O by consolidating and sharing 10Gb/s Ethernet and 8Gb/s Fiber Channel resulting in reduced capital expense, increased operational efficiency, and unmatched business agility to respond to changes in data center computing needs. NextIO is the only top of rack I/O fabric solution that seamlessly integrates existing and future servers, networks and storage fabrics without requiring proprietary drivers. The NextIO product suite – which includes an innovative architecture based on industry standard PCIe switching technology – addresses data center requirements across multiple industry segments including: Enterprise, Cloud Computing, Managed Service Providers, Web 2.0, Oil & Gas, High Performance Computing, Financial Services, Academia, and Government. For more information, visit www.nextio.com.

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