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VMPowered Joins Xiotech

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Xiotech Corporation announced today that VMPowered joined Xiotech's new channel program as a VMware Value Added Consultant Referral partner, effective March 1, 2008.

VMPowered, based in Circle Pines, Minn., is entirely focused on helping companies move to a virtual IT environment, through virtual server and storage design, implementation and post-sales support. The company is a designated VMware Authorized Consultant (VAC) and VMware VIP Enterprise Partner. Established in 2001, VMPowered has helped more than 1,000 customers increase server and storage utilization, decrease operational complexity, and reduce the total cost of ownership while ensuring a greater return on investment on their technology infrastructure. VMPowered works with end user customers directly and in partnership with storage vendors such as Xiotech.

"We are always looking to partner with companies that are bringing true best-of-breed products to the virtualization space and are thrilled to begin working with Xiotech," said Rod Lucero, chief technology officer, VMPowered. "Xiotech was the first company to develop true storage virtualization years ago and continues to show a deep commitment to the technology. With the current product line and new features in development, Xiotech offers incredibly seamless and differentiating storage management integration with VMware and virtualization technologies. This offers our customers the unique potential to automate storage operations while incorporating best practices."

Xiotech Corp.