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Comstor Teams with X-IO Technologies

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Comstor Teams with X-IO Technologies to Expand Industry-Leading Data Center Solutions Line Card

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. – July 2, 2015 – Comstor, the Cisco Systems-focused unit of WestconGroup, today announced a fundamental enhancement to its data center solutions portfolio via a new distribution agreement with X-IO Technologies. Comstor partners now have access to X-IO’s Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) product suite, including the world-record-setting ISE 800 Series all-flash array, which delivers the industry’s best price/performance balance, as rated by the Storage Performance Council.

Comstor data center solution partners will benefit from the highly-flexible and unique ISE architecture, which is available in all-flash, all-disk, and hybrid configurations. All ISE models are built on a common physical architecture with a unified management layer that serves a broad range of price, performance and capacity needs without cross-product confusion and incompatibility. 

As partners build data center solutions, they have the power to customize storage that ideally suits current customer needs and readily scales and adapts to constantly changing workloads for years to come. The flash-based array market is showing “explosive growth,” with worldwide sales reaching $11.3 billion last year, according to IDC.

“Working with best-of-breed technology providers is a cornerstone strategy as Comstor enables its partners to sell and deliver the industry’s most modern data center solutions,” said Geoff Fancher, senior vice president, Comstor US. “Enterprise Storage plays a vital role in data center architecture and X-IO has demonstrated the unique ability to overcome the most challenging data storage issues with their patented ISE storage arrays. This partnership further strengthens the Comstor offering by adding a key complementary component to our Cisco ecosystem-oriented product portfolio.” 

X-IO ISE technology addresses the demands for consistent performance, simplified, hypervisor-integrated management and true low-touch reliability in VDI, OLTP and BI-DW environments. X-IO ISE uniquely delivers 100 percent performance even at 100 percent capacity utilization with unmatched price/performance, simplicity, and reliability that supports the industry’s only 5-year warranty. 

“X-IO’s ISE technology provides a foundation for Software Defined Storage and the next generation of data center solutions” said Ellen Rome, vice president of marketing at X-IO. “Comstor and X-IO are tremendously complementary, each with deep experience in their respective industries, focus on solution selling, and unique value propositions. We are thrilled to be partnering with Comstor, but the real winners will be our partners’ ability to deliver superior data center solutions.” 

About X-IO
X-IO Technologies is a recognized innovator in the storage industry. The X-IO Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) systems are based on two decades of invention and investment by veteran storage industry experts, and deliver unmatched price/performance, reliability and scale for enterprise and cloud applications and infrastructure. Our plug-and-perform ISE storage arrays are customer-proven to:

  • accelerate transactional, reporting and business intelligence applications by a factor of 3x or more;
  • drive extreme performance and scale for virtual desktop and virtualized server infrastructures;
  • and with five- to seven-year duty cycles, a super-efficient energy and space profile, have the industry’s lowest total cost of ownership (TCO).

About Comstor
Comstor, the 2015 Cisco Americas Distributor of the Year, is more than you might expect from a distributor. We are a Dynamic Value Partner, committed to helping our partners grow their Cisco business profitably. From global logistics and flexible, customized financing solutions to pre-sales, technical and engineering support, Comstor offers expertise across Cisco’s entire solution set. This enables our partners to respond with speed and agility to achieve the fastest time to revenue. Comstor is a dedicated value-added distributor of Cisco networking, collaboration and data center solutions. Working in partnership with a global team of specialty resellers, Comstor creates unique programs and provides exceptional support to help our reseller partners drive their Cisco practice.

About WestconGroup
WestconGroup, Inc. is a value added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center, and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers. The company goes to market under the Comstor and Westcon brands. WestconGroup’s teams are located in 60+ countries around the globe, create unique programs and provide exceptional support to accelerate the business of its global partners. Strong relationships enable partners to receive support tailored to their needs. From global logistics and flexible customized financing solutions to pre-sales, technical and engineering assistance, the company works with partners to respond with agility and speed to changing market conditions so they can achieve the fastest time to revenue. WestconGroup’s portfolio of market-leading vendors includes: Cisco, Avaya, Polycom, Check Point, F5, Palo Alto and Blue Coat, among others. For more information, please visit

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For More Information:
Lynette Bohanan
CommCentric Solutions (for WestconGroup)
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