StorONE has signed a strategic distribution agreement with Daiwabo Information System Co., Ltd. Under the agreement, DIS will be the first firm in Japan to offer StorONE’s pioneering platform for deploying any combination of workloads (file, block, object), supporting all storage protocols, and utilizing any mix of media and applications.
As StorONE’s global customer base has grown, the company is selectively engaging in go-to-market initiatives with partners, choosing DIS as its first relationship in Japan. DIS has established roughly 90 sales bases covering every corner of the country, and a network of approximately 19,000 dealers in Japan that serve the country’s $450 billion annual information and communication technology market – the second largest in the world.
“Enterprises around the world face many of the same biggest storage challenges, such as scaling capacity and performance, underutilization of hardware resources, and managing complex infrastructure refresh cycles,” said Gal Naor, CEO and co-founder of StorONE. “DIS is well known for introducing emerging technologies that enable new applications and new economics, which has resulted in them capturing a significant percentage of the storage market in Japan. We are excited to partner with DIS and leverage this experience to help penetrate the Japanese market in order to empower customers with the ability to transform the economics and management of their enterprise storage with our platform.”
Hiroyuki Matsumoto, President and CEO of Daiwabo Information System Co., Ltd., states,
“The Japanese company is stepping up its efforts toward digital transformation and realizing diverse work styles is one of the major themes. The infrastructure that supports this ensures flexibility and availability, and it is important to be delivered everywhere. To realize this environment, we welcome the deployment of StorONE products that can build a modern storage infrastructure.”