Permabit Teams with Avnet to Help Customers Get More Out of Storage

Avnet to offer Storage solutions with Permabit plug-and-play inline data reduction appliances to lower redundancy and costs

Mar 02, 2016, 08:35 ET from Permabit Technology Corp.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Permabit Technology Corporation, the innovative leader in storage efficiency and data reduction technology, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Avnet, a leading global technology distributor, to distribute its SANblox data efficiency appliance.

SANblox is a unique data reduction appliance for Fibre Channel-attached storage that pairs Permabit's industry-leading deduplication with its best-in-class HIOPS Compression™ technology. It enables storage products across a wide range of applications to provide a typical 6:1 data reduction benefit to dramatically lower the effective cost per GB. 

"We constantly look for industry-leading innovation that we can integrate with IBM technology for customer solutions," said Mark Martin, Vice President of Avnet's IBM solutions business in the Americas. "Permabit's SANblox accelerates time to value with its quick installation, enabling our partners to tighten the sales cycle and gain competitive advantage with a proven, field-tested data reduction solution."

SANblox delivers 85 percent reduction in cost, 6X more capacity with less than half-millisecond latency, giving customers financial relief for today's rampant data growth. By integrating Permabit's SANblox data reduction with storage solutions, Avnet enables their customers to store their most important data very cost effectively.

Less data needing to be stored means that there is increased effective storage capacity available to address customers' data growth and storage expansion requirements, improved storage reliability through reduced wear on storage media, and optimized network utilization due to less data being transmitted across the network.

"Data reduction has become a requisite component of today's storage solutions attracting market-leading distributors and system integrators, such as Avnet, to join forces with Permabit," said Tom Cook, Permabit CEO. "We are pleased to be working with Avnet to make SANblox available to their partners' storage customers who want to increase their effective capacity and lower their effective cost."

About Permabit
Permabit pioneers the development of data reduction software that provides data deduplication, compression, and thin provisioning. Our innovative products enable storage OEMs, ODMs, Cloud Service Providers, and Software Defined Storage Vendors to get to market quickly with solutions that cut effective cost, accelerate performance, and gain competitive advantage. Just as server virtualization revolutionized the economics of compute, Permabit software is transforming the economics of storage today.

Permabit is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts with operations in California, Korea and Japan. For more information, visit www.permabit.com.

About Avnet, Inc.
From components to cloud and design to disposal, Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) accelerates the success of customers who build, sell and use technology globally by providing them with a comprehensive portfolio of innovative products, services and solutions. Avnet is a Fortune 500 company with revenues of $27.9 billion for the fiscal year 2015. For more information, visit http://www.avnet.com

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