Top 20 Storage Technology Companies - 2017

The data storage industry has undergone a massive transformation over the years. The adoption and expansion of technologies such as IoT, cloud, and mobility has powered the growth of data, ultimately impacting the storage industry. In such a scenario, the enterprise storage space has observed a plethora of innovations that bring a drastic shift in the way data is controlled and stored. Storage virtualization technology has undisputedly turned to be highly beneficial for organizations, playing a major role in offering better archiving, backup, and recovery administration.

 The transformation from hardware-based to softwarebased approaches has resulted in the reduction of costs and greater flexibility of deployment. The advent of the hybrid combination of cloud, integrated with flash-driven networks has proved beneficial for enterprises in replacing legacy systems with modern storage infrastructures. The benefits of leveraging these new storage paradigms are far-reaching, with a lot of attention being paid to see how the modern storage system works with big data analytics, data centers, and converged infrastructure. However, when it comes to finding the right storage service provider to assist with consulting, implementation, and support, CIOs find it challenging to steer through the fragmented data storage industry.

With that in mind, in this edition of CIOReview, we bring to you 20 Most Promising Storage Solution Providers 2017, featuring leading solution and service providers offering innovative products, tools, and services in the storage ecosystem. The companies featured in this issue exhibit profound business process knowledge and in-depth expertise in delivering innovative storage technology solutions, while improving speed, security, and accuracy of applications.

CIOReview presents 20 Most Promising Storage Solution Providers 2017.

Top Storage Companies

A standalone software solution that reports and monitors the entire storage environment through a single, interactive visual matrix

Provides leading edge infrastructure solutions enabling customers to take advantage of new best-in-breed offerings that can help provide a competitive edge

Nasuni (“NAS-Unified”) is the leading provider of cloud-scale enterprise file services

Offers a software-defined flash solution that helps data centers overcome the performance limitations introduced by the FTL Layer in the SSDs

Delivers high performance shared-file cloud storage software that runs hyperconverged as a service within compute infrastructure

Coho Data

Provides unified enterprise storage and hosts BI apps that scales, compute and provides connectivity in balanced proportion to storage capacity and performance

DataDirect Networks

Enable enterprises to generate more value and accelerate time to insight from their data and information, on premise and in the cloud

Dell Technologies [NYSE:DVMT]

Modernizes and transforms clients’ data center with industry-leading servers, storage, cloud computing solutions, and converged infrastructure technology


Provides business-centric storage portfolio which balances storage capacity, performance and costs for the complete lifecycle of data

Hewlett Packard Enterprise [NYSE:HPE]

Provides data storage solutions that are fast, flexible, efficient and application-integrated

Hitachi Data Systems

Provides enterprise storage solutions and covers storage needs from hybrid to object storage

Huawei Technologies

Offers solutions that range from comprehensive enterprise storage to all-flash and cloud storage systems


Provides storage solutions that combine speed and performance of ready data access with agility and efficiency of hybrid cloud and software-defined storage


Helps customers to eliminate compromises between cost, capacity, functionality and performance when it comes to their storage

Infortrend Technology

Specializes in SAN and NAS storage systems that is focused on quality, reliability, choice and value

NEC Corporation

Delivers new approaches to how communications and IT services are delivered and managed, providing new ways for enterprises to operate and grow


Creates innovative storage and data management solutions that help accelerate business breakthroughs and deliver outstanding cost efficiency

Nimble Storage [NYSE:NMBL]

Offers a predictive cloud platform that closes the app data gap, giving the fastest, most reliable access to data

PROMISE Technology

Developer of high-performance storage solutions, designed for the data center, surveillance, cloud and rich media markets


Provides assessment, design, intergration, and support services through intergration of data centre technology