Published on : 26, Aug 2013

Company to Demonstrate Software-Based Storage Solution at VMworld U.S. 2013; CRN Names CloudByte a 2013 Emerging Vendor


San Francisco, Calif., August 26, 2013: CloudByte , the first company to guarantee quality of service (QoS) to every application from a shared storage platform, announced today details of its channel partner program, which targets value-added resellers, system integrators, as well as hardware manufacturers and IT solution vendors. With this program, CloudByte offers its partners the opportunity to build leading-edge storage solutions by simply installing the ElastiStor software on the industry-standard hardware of their choice. CloudByte allows its customers to confidently move more applications to shared storage and cloud environments by offering guaranteed performance and simplified management at a fraction of the cost with its software-defined and software-only storage solution. CloudByte will demonstrate ElastiStor and its seamless integration with virtualization platforms in the New Innovator Pavilion at VMworld U.S. 2013, Booth 2035, San Francisco, California, August 25-29, 2013.

CloudByte has been recently named a 2013 Emerging Vendor by UBM Tech Channel‘s CRN Magazine. The annual list highlights hot tech startups making an impact on the channel and an impression on the tech industry as a whole.

“Our customers look for value in the technology solutions we provide, including reasonable cost, guaranteed performance, scalability, and ease of use,” said Prasanna Ram, CEO of Kryptos Networks. “As a software solution, CloudByte ElastiStor offers the flexibility of SATA, SAS and SSD hardware, as well as NFS, CIFS, FC and iSCSI protocols. This is very appealing to us, because they provide the software and we can build solutions based on our customers’ requirements by installing the software on a wide range of industry-standard servers. We were also very impressed with the easy-to-use web-based console that helps provision, monitor and manage storage for our customers’ environments.”

“DataON Storage is honored to be selected as a technology partner of CloudByte. We are now positioned to provide a high-density cluster-in-a-box hardware platform to the growing Cloudbyte channel partner network,” said Trenton Baker, vice president of business development at DataON. ”By designing a turnkey high-availability clustered platform, DataON enables the ElastiStor shared storage solution to be easily deployed to solve customers’ storage challenges in scaling predictable performance, which is key in virtualized environments.”

“We are now offering our channel partners a rewarding program and are looking forward to sharing our resources and expertise with them in order to expand their presence in the respective markets and support their customers,” said Greg Goelz, chief executive officer of CloudByte. “CloudByte is providing a software solution, which coupled with the hardware of choice, the expertise and connections of the channel is very appealing to enterprise customers, offering the flexibility and scale they need without giving up performance and high-end enterprise features.”

Through the new channel partner program, CloudByte is helping its partners with customer outreach, sales conversion and enterprise-class support to drive revenue growth together.

Benefits of becoming a CloudByte channel partner include:

  • Two levels of resellers (Preferred and Premier) with generous discounts
  • Qualified sales lead generation and lead distribution to partners
  • Joint marketing and selling with the CloudByte team
  • Sales training and access to dedicated CloudByte sales representatives
  • Opportunity protection and through deal registration
  • Referral fees for non-reseller partners
  • 24X7 access to the CloudByte partner website with useful tools, information, as well as case entry and management
  • Ongoing web-based and onsite training

CloudByte ElastiStor has been verified to work with leading technology platforms, including VMware vSphere, Citrix XenServer, and Citrix CloudPlatform, and is now integrated with OpenStack block storage Cinder. A free perpetual license of the CloudByte full-featured storage software for up to 4 TB of storage is available. The software can be downloaded at