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SPRINGPATH NAMED A 2015 EMERGING VENDOR BY CRN

The Exclusive List Features Today’s Hottest IT Channel Vendors, Springpath Honored for its Leadership in Hyperconvergence Software


SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 22, 2015 – Springpath, a pioneer in hyperconverged software infrastructure, announced today that it has been named to The Channel Company’s (CRN) exclusive 2015 CRN® Emerging Vendors List. The annual list features up-and-coming technology vendors that have introduced innovative new products, creating opportunities for channel partners in North America to create high-margin, cutting-edge solutions for their customers. Springpath was selected because of its commitment to ensuring customers – around the globe – have access to Springpath’s market-leading, hyperconvergence software with seamless integration into the customers’ server of choice.

The Springpath Data Platform, based on its patent-pending Hardware Agnostic Log-structured Objects (HALO) architecture, enables enterprises to deploy and manage an enterprise class hyperconverged scale out solution on industry standard servers of their choice. The platform addresses hyperconvergence and storage needs of various applications, delivering superior data services, storage efficiency, high performance and scalability without limitations. Springpath simplifies the hyperconvergence deployment process and provides new scaling flexibility while enabling organizations to become more agile through automation.

Recognizing customer demand, in February 2015, Springpath announced a distribution agreement with Tech Data, a wholesale distributor of technology products. Through this contract, solution providers have access to servers pre-loaded with Springpath software, enabling a fast and smooth deployment. The Tech Data model enables technology solution providers, manufacturers and publishers to cost-effectively sell to and support end users ranging from small-to-midsize businesses (SMB) to large enterprises.

“Springpath is an innovator of hyperconverged infrastructure software” said Terry Cunningham, CEO of Springpath. “Springpath hyperconvergence is restructuring the industry by reducing costs, simplifying deployment and management, as well as enabling consistent performance that scales linearly, making it an ideal solution for Virtualized Application, Test/Dev and VDI environments. We are honored to be named a 2015 CRN Emerging Vendor.”

“Solution providers continue to keep their finger on the pulse of emerging technology in order to stay

ahead of customer needs. The exciting technology vendors recognized in this year’s Emerging Vendors List don’t disappoint—the innovative technologies they bring to the table provide channel partners with product options that will propel their success into the future,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “We congratulate 2015’s Emerging Vendors for their outstanding efforts and for delivering cutting-edge technology solutions that will continue to evolve the IT channel.”

Companies included in CRN’s 2015 Emerging Vendors list were founded in 2009 or later and are actively working with channel partners in North America. The list, along with information about each vendor, will be published in CRN’s August 2015 issue and will be available online at www.crn.com.

To learn more about the Springpath Data Platform, please visit www.springpathinc.com.

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About Springpath
Founded in 2012 by VMware veterans, Springpath is a pioneer of hyperconverged infrastructure software that provides reliable and scalable compute and storage services running on a variety of standard servers. Available on an annual subscription basis and powered by Springpath's patent-pending Hardware Agnostic Log-structured Objects (HALO) architecture, the Flash-optimized platform delivers high performance, rapid provisioning and fine-grained scale-out, with unparalleled storage efficiency—empowering enterprises to accelerate the adoption of DevOps within their IT organization. For more information, visit www.springpathinc.com or follow us on Twitter @SpringpathInc.

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