Press release

Yottabyte Joins Merit Marketplace to Offer Members Private Cloud Solution

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Yottabyte is pleased to announce they joined the Merit Marketplace in
order to provide Merit’s members with a comprehensive private cloud
solution powered by Yottabyte software. In a strategic partnership
between Yottabyte
and Merit
, members of the Merit Marketplace can experience an
affordable turnkey alternative to the traditional on-premises data
center solution.

“As a Michigan based solution provider, we are delighted to partner with
Merit Network and join the Merit Marketplace,” said Mike Aloe, COO of
Yottabyte. “Joining the Marketplace will bring us closer to the extended
members of the Merit Network community. We look forward to serving
Merit’s members with our best in breed cloud technology while further
improving their IT infrastructure capabilities. ”

Yottabyte, a software company specializing in virtualization of the data
center, prides itself on offering a homogeneous system designed for the
IT generalist. The Merit Marketplace offers a wide variety of software,
training and services that are critical to research and education
organizations. Through strong relationships and the power of collective
bargaining, Merit and their vendors offer exclusive discounts to help
their Membership run their organizations.

“Our goal is to provide a wide variety of high-quality services at
exclusive discounts through our partnerships,” said Pierrette Renée
Widmeyer, Director of Communications and Marketing at Merit Network. “We
are excited to offer our members Yottabyte’s cloud solution and
professional services through the Merit Marketplace.”

To highlight the benefits of a cloud powered by Yottabyte, Yottabyte
will be at the Merit Member Conference on May 8-9, 2019 at the Henry
Hotel in Dearborn, Michigan. At the Conference, members of the Merit
Community can learn about Yottabyte’s approach to cloud computing,
whether that entails running Yottabyte software on-premises, in a
private cloud, or as a hybrid of the two.

Yottabyte looks forward to assisting members of the Merit Marketplace by
providing a comprehensive IT solution that surpasses the current needs
of IT services.

About Yottabyte

Yottabyte is a software-defined data center (SDDC) company headquartered
in Bloomfield Township, Michigan. Yottabyte offers a fully integrated
cloud software stack that was built with simplicity and completeness in
mind for managed service providers and enterprise IT teams to build,
deploy, and manage cloud data centers and services.

About Merit Network

Merit Network is a non-profit, member-owned organization that provides
high-performance networking and services to research and education
communities. Founded by Michigan State University, Wayne State
University, and the University of Michigan, Merit pioneered many of the
practices and protocols used in today’s Internet.