Permabit Teams with Arrow Electronics

Arrow Electronics to offer IBM System Storage solutions with Permabit plug-and-play inline data efficiency appliance

CAMBRIDGE, Mass – April 7, 2015 – Permabit Technology Corporation, the innovative leader in data efficiency technology, today announced that it is has entered into an agreement with Arrow Electronics, Inc., a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of enterprise computing solutions, to distribute its SANblox data efficiency appliance combined with IBM storage technology.

“We constantly seek out industry-leading innovation that we can integrate with IBM technology so that customers have the solutions for their specific business cases,” said Dan Shea, vice president and general manager of Arrow’s IBM business. “Implementing a pre-certified solution like Permabit SANblox minimizes hurdles to installation, and enables us to quickly close sales and gain a competitive advantage through implementing field-tested data reduction solutions.”

SANblox, which leverages Permabit’s award-winning Albireo VDO, provides “plug-and-save” data reduction across a wide range of applications, including mixed virtual server, VDI, and virtualized cloud environments.

“IBM is focused on delivering high-value innovation by working with a growing ecosystem of partners such as Arrow. The goal is to ensure customers have access to the right storage technology for their Big Data, analytics and cloud environments,” said Jamie Thomas, General Manager, IBM Storage and Software Defined. “By integrating Permabit SANblox’s block-level data deduplication with our storage solutions, we are enabling our customers to store their most critical data cost effectively on the highest performing tiers of storage such as our new IBM FlashSystem 900 and FlashSystem V9000. ”

“Increased demand for data-reduction products has attracted market-leading distributors and system integrators, like Arrow, to join forces with Permabit,” said Tom Cook, Permabit CEO. “We are pleased to be working with Arrow to make SANblox available to more storage customers who are looking to increase their effective capacity and lower their effective cost.”

About Permabit

Permabit pioneers development of data efficiency technologies. Our innovative data deduplication, compression and thin provisioning products enable the world’s leading storage OEMs to cut effective cost, accelerate performance, reduce time to market and gain competitive advantage. Just as server virtualization revolutionized the economics of compute, our data reduction technologies are transforming storage economics, today.

Permabit is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts with operations in California, Texas, Florida, Korea and Japan. For more information, visit