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Also new from GridIron on Monday is the OneAppliance hybrid flash array, the company's first foray into the storage array business. The OneAppliance marries a pair of TurboCharger GT-1500 appliances with a NetApp Engenio E-5400 series array, a product line NetApp got with its acquisition last year of OEM storage maker Engenio.
"The NetApp Engenio array was designed for high-performance, high-capacity environments," GridIron's Jones said. "It's a field-proven system. It's simple to use, highly reliable, and easy to scale to 360 TB."
The TurboCharger GT-1500 is available with a list price of $236,000 for a dual configuration, which is how they are typically sold for high-availability purposes, Jones said.
The OneAppliance hybrid flash array is also now available. It is priced at about $300,000 with 180 TB of capacity and a dual TurboCharger GT-1500, he said.
GridIron was formed in 2007 and is still in the process of building its channel partner base, Jones said. The company has a handful of channel partners now, and it plans to launch its first formal channel program by the end of the year, he said.
GridIron is privately held, and it has raised about $50 million from venture capital investors. Jones said the company declines to talk about its financials.