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Permabit Teams with Arrow Electronics

Through the partnership, Arrow Electronics will offer IBM system storage solutions with Permabit's plug-and-play inline data efficiency appliance. By ChannelPro

Permabit Technology Corporation, a provider of data efficiency technology based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has entered into an agreement with Arrow Electronics Inc. to distribute its SANblox data efficiency appliance combined with IBM storage technology.

SANblox, which leverages Permabit’s Albireo VDO, provides “plug-and-save” data reduction across a wide range of applications, including mixed virtual server, VDI, and virtualized cloud environments.

“IBM is focused on delivering high-value innovation by working with a growing ecosystem of partners such as Arrow. The goal is to ensure customers have access to the right storage technology for their Big Data, analytics, and cloud environments,” says Jamie Thomas, general manager, IBM Storage and Software Defined. “By integrating Permabit SANblox’s block-level data deduplication with our storage solutions, we are enabling our customers to store their most critical data cost effectively on the highest performing tiers of storage such as our new IBM FlashSystem 900 and FlashSystem V9000. ”

“Increased demand for data-reduction products has attracted market-leading distributors and system integrators, like Arrow, to join forces with Permabit.” says Tom Cook, Permabit CEO. “We are pleased to be working with Arrow to make SANblox available to more storage customers who are looking to increase their effective capacity and lower their effective cost.”