Agreement Enables X-IO to Provide On-Demand Storage Solutions to Thousands Of Non-Profit and Government Agencies Across The Country
Colorado Springs, Colorado – August 13, 2013 – Storage industry innovator X-IO Technologies today announced it has been awarded a joint contract for Data Storage and Management Solutions from The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN). This is the second consecutive contract that X-IO has been awarded from TCPN and the renewed agreement makes X-IO’s award-winning Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) solutions available to eligible public and non-profit agency customers nationally.
Effective immediately, TCPN will now offer X-IO data storage solutions to both non-profit and public customers, including private schools, colleges, universities, cities, and counties, as well as a number of other government entities. This flexible alternative eliminates the need for customers to conduct an independent competitive bidding process which can be expensive and time consuming.
“Our participating agencies demand the most reliable and cost-effective solutions on the market and X-IO fits extremely well into that business model,” said Louanne Shaffer, Director of Government Relations & Marketing, at TCPN. “We are thrilled to offer their ISE solution, which is ideal for any customer seeking high performance, hybrid storage solutions as part of a data storage plan.”
X-IO has been providing storage solutions to government agencies for more than 17 years. As a leader in data storage and a pioneer in self-healing technology under its new ISE storage line, X-IO is committed to providing industry-leading storage solutions to government agencies nationwide. X-IO’s ISE technology comes with a five (5) year no-cost hardware warranty, saving government customers in annual maintenance costs.
“By using the X-IO Storage solutions, government agencies can tap our extensive experience in intelligent storage,” said Blair Parkhill, Vice President of Marketing at X-IO. “This will not only simplify storage planning but will also reduce the ongoing operating cost of any IT infrastructure through reduced power and cooling and our unique ability to offer full performance at full capacity. We are honored to be selected by TCPN’s lead agency as their storage vendor of record.”
About The Cooperative Purchasing Network
The Cooperative Purchasing Network (“TCPN”) assists Region 4 ESC in helping other public agencies and non-profits reap the benefits of national leveraged pricing, with no cost to the member. TCPN leverages one of the largest pools of purchasing potential. This is accomplished by competitively soliciting proposals and awarding contracts for commonly purchased products and services. Through the TCPN solicitation process, Region 4 ESC awards contracts covering Facilities, Furniture, Office Supplies & Equipment, Security Systems, and Technology and other goods and services industries.
TCPN is a national governmental purchasing cooperative, established in 1997 whose contracts have been competitively bid and awarded, by a governmental entity serving in the lead agency role, to national vendors for commonly purchased products and services, including facilities, furniture, office supplies and equipment, security systems and technology. Entities that must comply with purchasing procedures mandated by state laws and regulations, like public and private schools, colleges and universities, cities, counties, nonprofits, and all governmental entities, use TCPN contracts to increase their efficiency and economy when procuring goods and services. As a national purchasing cooperative, TCPN leverages one of the largest pools of purchasing potential and allows agencies to receive a combined buying power regardless of the entity’s size. For more information about TCPN, please visit www.tcpn.org.
X-IO is a recognized innovator in the storage industry due to its award-winning Intelligent Storage systems, which leverage over two decades of expertise to deliver unmatched price/performance for enterprise applications. The company’s plug-and-perform Intelligent Storage solutions are customer proven to accelerate transactional, reporting and business intelligence applications by a factor of 3X or more. While dramatically reducing storage costs and footprint, X-IO Intelligent Storage drives extreme performance for virtual desktop and server infrastructures. X-IO solutions have been recognized as SQL Server Magazine and Windows IT Pro’s 2011 Editors’ Best Gold Medal winners, the 2012 Best of TechEd “Hardware and Storage Product” and “Attendees’ Pick” Awards, and inclusion in CRN’s 2012 Data Center 100 List.