Pogo Linux Launches New Storage Division

(Ping! Zine) – Pogo Linux today announced that it has launched a separate storage division, Pogo Storage. Pogo Storage expands the company’s storage offerings with cost-efficient, entry-level to mid-range enterprise solutions. The new division is dedicated to helping small- & mid-sized organizations implement emerging storage technologies and get the most from their storage budget.

Since launching as a open-source system integrator of pre-installed Linux servers and workstations in 1999, Pogo Linux has experienced exponential storage business growth. The new storage division will allow Pogo to develop sales and support resources for its storage customers, which include government, universities, media, and entertainment.

The move also allows Pogo Linux to better-position its managed solutions and appliances, including the StorageDirector Z Series line of entry-level enterprise SAN products based on the NexentaStor™ open storage platform with ZFS.

“Pogo Storage was created in response to the growing demand from our customers for specific storage solutions,” said Erik Logan, President of Pogo Linux. “To best meet the needs of our end users, we developed Pogo Storage to focus specifically on our storage product and support offerings. We are very excited about what this new division means for our customers.”

“The LSI channel portfolio provides compatibility with an extensive ecosystem of system and storage products, allowing system integrators like Pogo Linux to deliver integrated solutions that meet the needs of end users across a broad spectrum of market segments,” said Brent Blanchard, director of worldwide channel sales and marketing, LSI Corporation. “We are excited about the launch of Pogo’s new storage division and the prospects of an expanded focus on LSI® storage technologies, including LSI MegaRAID® CacheCade™ SSD caching software and the LSI WarpDrive™ solid state storage card, both built for database application acceleration.”

“We are pleased to support Pogo’s decision to focus a core of its business strategy on network storage to the enterprise market,” said Evan Powell, CEO of Nexenta. “As a valued technology partner, we will continue to work closely with Pogo to deliver integrated NexentaStor™ certified solutions which are superior open storage alternatives to proprietary and legacy technologies.”

Pogo Storage offers network-attached storage (NAS), direct-attached storage (DAS), and expansion subsystems products, in addition to managed solutions and appliances (SAN/NAS). For learn more about Pogo Storage, please visit http://www.pogostorage.com.

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