20 Most Promising Storage Companies - 2014

While new technologies are being welcomed at a quick pace across industries, one thing has not changed: IT departments are expected to use antiquated storage solutions to meet their new storage needs. It is unreasonable to expect IT professionals to use tape and proprietary storage arrays to store massive amounts of data, especially in this era of powerful cloud computing. The simple fact is that it is impossible to manage today’s storage needs with yesterday’s storage solutions because of key trends that are disrupting the storage industry such as big data, cloud, mobile, software defined storage and storage as utility.

Modern storage solutions can help organizations address their big data storage challenges by providing software to build private or public clouds using commodity servers. These new methods require minimum IT involvement, and dramatically reduce the costs of cloud deployment and management. So, while big data continues to explode, and old storage systems continue to break, there are simple solutions on the market to redefine storage as we have known it to date.

While there are plenty of providers to choose from, organizations that succeed will be those that understand the possibilities, see through the vendor hype and choose the right deployment model. To help CIOs and other technology leaders to chose the right provider for their requirements, we present to you ‘CIOStorage20’.

 In the last few months, we have looked at hundreds of Storage Solutions providers and shortlisted the ones that are at the forefront of tackling the real challenges. A distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, industry analysts and the editorial board scrutinized several companies and finalized the list of '20 Most Promising Storage Companies'.

 

Company Name

Company Description

Ciphertex A provider of data protection solutions for the most sensitive data of organizations worldwide
CTERA Networks A provider of a cloud storage platform for enterprises and service providers, enabling the delivery of a suite of storage applications over the infrastructure of their choice
Gridstore A provider of optimized storage solutions for windows server and hyper-v for virtual environments
IDInteract Today brands use small data to promote supply-based marketing. The Internet has changed the way consumers buy products and services. However, consumers’ behavior patterns are still poorly understood.
Infinity Storage A provider of data management solutions that enable storage networks to be more efficient, easier to manage and more esponsive to needs of the business
Nexenta A provider of Software-defined Storage solutions. The company’s flagship software-only platform, NexentaStor, delivers highperformance,ultra-scalable, cloud- and virtualization-optimized storage management
Pure Storage A provider of products and solutions that enables the broad deployment of flash in the data center
Swiftstack A provider of software-defined storage (SDS) solution to help operations teams implement and manage an easy-touse, multi-tenant highly scalable cloud storage platform
Tegile Systems A provider of new generation of enterprise storage arrays that balance performance, capacity, features and price for virtualisation, file services and database applications
Zadara Storage A provider of enterprise-class primary and secondary storage for the cloud via dedicated, flexibly deployed equipment located at AWS Direct Connect facilities and Dimension Data (formerly OpSource) data centers