NEWARK, Calif. – Tegile Systems, a leading provider of hybrid storage arrays for virtualized server and virtual desktop environments, today announced that its Zebi™ line of hybrid storage arrays are now available through Promark Technology’s General Services Administration (GSA) schedule to customers in the public sector. VARs and system integrators can now leverage Promark’s two-tier distribution channel to resell Tegile Zebi storage arrays to federal, state and local government customers even if they do not hold a GSA contract of their own, empowering them with the opportunity to fulfill government orders they may not otherwise have been qualified to provide. “Having the Zebi storage arrays available on our GSA Schedule is very beneficial for both Promark and Tegile Systems,” said Dale Foster, General Manager of Promark, “The GSA procurement process will open up a lot of opportunities within the public sector for both organizations.” GSA schedules serve as the catalyst for billions of dollars in federal spending by helping government employees purchase products and services through pre-negotiated prices, terms and conditions. In addition to being on Promark′s GSA, Tegile’s Zebi arrays are available through Promark′s commercial distribution channel. “Whether public or private, all organizations require a comprehensive and intelligent approach to their data storage needs utilizing the best technological resources available on the market today,” said David Steward, founder and Chariman of World Wide Technology Inc. “Tegile Zebi arrays, with their ability to deliver the performance, capacity and cost benefits needed for today’s increasingly virtualized storage environments, are among the best. By being included in Promark’s GSA offerings, the process of fulfilling and implementing Tegile at government organizations is streamlined and simplified, meaning that we can solve our customers’ data challenges quickly.” Tegile Zebi arrays leverage the performance of SSD and low cost per TB of high capacity disk drives to deliver up to seven times the performance and up to 75 percent less capacity required than legacy arrays. Zebi hybrid arrays combine Tegile’s patent-pending MASS technology with high performance DRAM, solid state flash, Intel Xeon processors and high speed Ethernet or Fibre Channel, resulting in higher capacity and significantly higher performance. Maximizing capacity, on-the-fly de-duplication and data compression enable more hosted virtual desktops for a lower investment in storage and network infrastructure. “We are dedicated to providing Zebi storage arrays to the widest breadth of customers possible by partnering with resellers who are experts in their respective marketplaces,” said Rob Commins, vice president of marketing, Tegile Systems. “Since our announcement in April that we were partnering with Promark, we’ve received a lot of interest from those in our reseller community as to when they’ll be able to leverage the GSA schedule for additional opportunities to sell to government agencies. That time has come and we are excited about maximizing the reach of our next-generation enterprise storage arrays to customers required to utilize the GSA for their technology procurement.” About World Wide Technology Inc. Founded in 1990, WWT has grown from a small product reseller into a global systems integrator with more than $5 billion in annual revenue and more than 2,200 employees throughout the world. The company serves the technology needs of large public and private organizations around the globe and ranks 93rd on Forbes Largest Private Companies list. WWT attributes its ongoing success to strict adherence to core values, a clear vision and mission, and a customer-focused team of professionals. As evidence of its strong corporate philosophy, WWT is ranked #24 on FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. WWT has Platinum Solution Advisor Status with Citrix; has won Americas and Global MVP Executive VMware Partner Network Award; named to the CRN Tech Elite 250 List; was included in Washington Technology’s Top 100 Government Contracting List, and is a Cisco Gold Partner. About Promark Technology Promark Technology, an Ingram Micro company, is one of the premier value added distributors (VAD) in the United States. Promark’s core technology focus is distributing data storage and electronic document imaging products and solutions through a two-tier distribution channel selling to value added resellers (VARs) and system integrators. Promark has held its GSA Schedule for more than 15 years and currently has over 25 manufacturer partners in its Public Sector Program and supports hundreds of VARs and System Integrators selling into the government market. Additional information is available at www.promarktech.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. About Tegile Systems Tegile Systems is pioneering a new generation of enterprise storage arrays that balance performance, capacity, features and price for virtualization, file services and database applications. With Tegile’s Zebi line of hybrid storage arrays, the company is redefining the traditional approach to storage by providing a family of arrays that is significantly faster than all hard disk-based arrays and significantly less expensive than all solid-state disk-based arrays. Tegile’s patented MASS technology accelerates the Zebi’s performance and enables on-the-fly de-duplication and compression of data so each Zebi has a usable capacity far greater than its raw capacity. Tegile’s award-winning technology solutions enable customers to better address the requirements of server virtualization, virtual desktop integration and database integration than other offerings. Featuring both NAS and SAN connectivity, Tegile arrays are easy-to-use, fully redundant, and highly scalable. They come complete with built-in auto-snapshot, auto-replication, near-instant recovery, onsite or offsite failover, and virtualization management features. Additional information is available at www.tegile.com. 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