VAR OCF has signed up as Texas Memory Systems’ (TMS) first UK reseller as the vendor looks to drive uptake of SSD in the region.
TMS is looking to grab a share of the growing SSD market, which doubled in size to $4.4bn (£2.7bn) in 2010 according to figures from IHS iSuppli, and is keen to sign up a select number of VAR partners in the UK.
David Lawrence, sales director at TMS, said: “We are building a very specialised channel in the UK and appointing only a few, selected partners.
“One key area for us is high-performance computing and academia. OCF has delivered and continues to deliver innovative HPC solutions across the UK and they came highly recommended by vendors, peers and colleagues alike. I am a strong believer that academia leads use of the commercial products of tomorrow and I am sure OCF will help TMS achieve its aim of increasing the wider adoption of SDD.”
Julian Fielden, managing director of OCF, added: “TMS is rewriting the SSD rule book. In the high-performance world, reliability, speed, energy and space are paramount. A typical HPC’s storage element might require hundreds of ‘spinning disks’, putting pressure on the actual space available, and on energy costs.
"If greater performance can be achieved with less than 50 per cent of the footprint – potentially using 50 per cent less energy – and at a price closer to that of HDD, it is logical for organisations to consider SSD as their storage solution.”
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