FalconStor Software, Inc. and X-IO Technologies have announced they have signed a reseller agreement. Effective immediately, the agreement allows X-IO’s global network of resellers to package and sell FalconStor® Network Storage Server (NSS).By combining X-IO’s Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) solutions with FalconStor NSS, customers can achieve a flash-enabled high performance, reliable, scalable storage solution that includes a suite of data protection and DR solutions.

Over the past few years, X-IO and FalconStor established a strong partnership, undergoing vigorous certification testing to ensure shared customers realize the full benefits of the combined technology to design their storage infrastructure. Today’s announcement of a formal reseller agreement makes FalconStorthe keystorage virtualization provider for X-IO. The two solutions can now be purchased as a package with X-IO’s standard five-year warranty and backed by five years of support and service from FalconStor, including major version upgrades to the software.

Gary Quinn, CEO, FalconStor, said, “X-IO has proven to be a valuable technology partner to FalconStor over the years. We are excited to extend our relationship to further allow X-IO, FalconStor, our mutual partners, and thousands of customers to free themselves from vendor lock-in to support heterogeneous storage portfolios. Together, we deliver a scalable, highly available software solution that has proven to enable storage virtualization and business continuity in nearly any environment.”

With a foundation based on reliability, performance and scalability, X-IO’s ISE solutions optimize price and operational efficiency. Solutions focus on consistent and accelerated performance via both hard disk drive based solutions and real-time tiered hybrid solutions with enterprise class solid-state media and traditional hard disk drives. X-IO’s unique “Zero Touch” approach and proven five-year warranty significantly reduce TCO — resulting in strong customer environmental credentials via low power and cooling requirements as opposed to alternate high performance platforms.

FalconStor’s data protection solutions go beyond other storage management systems by optimizing and enabling storage virtualization, continuous data protection, business continuity and data analysis within physical, virtual and heterogeneous environments in multiple locations. Businesses can deploy comprehensive data protection and DR while creating a secondary storage repository for data mining and other uses without any impact on production storage.

Dave Ornstein, VP Sales at X-IO, concluded, “Combining X-IO with FalconStor offers scalability with many options for high-performance and capacity combinations for customers and resellers globally. As part of the agreement X-IO will be offering the NSS software to its customers and providing installation plus first call support. The bundled solution will also include our five-year warranty, which ensures low cost zero touch as standard.”