Newark, Calif. – June 17, 2013 – 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’s announcement that their hybrid storage arrays are now available to public sector customers in the US is great news, opening up not only market opportunities for Tegile but extending choice for the public sector in virtualisation and storage which has to be a good thing. I wonder if this might increase interest for Tegile based virtual desktop solutions, even cloud desktop for the public sector, we’ll have to see.