Top 20 Storage Solution Companies - 2020

We all are aware, “data is the new oil,” and hence, there is no doubt about the fact that data storage is the most essential foundation of any business. With the data deluge, its storage technologies are also evolving to cope up with the ever-growing demand. More importantly, the growing use of technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), blockchain, robotics, and the internet of things (IoT) are driving the need for storage capacities that are more efficient and reliable. While the popularity of cloud computing had a significant impact on the storage landscape in recent years, the recent advancements in the local storage systems explicitly demonstrate the stiff competition that is underway.

The highly-scalable architectures provided by public cloud providers have had a significant impact on how companies store and process data in the recent years. However, advancements in hardware technologies like storage-class memories and new software storage services that aim to provide computational and intent-based storage solutions means businesses will continue using local storage systems to accommodate their backup and archive strategies. New classes of storage solutions— NVMe, NVRAM, and persistent memory—promises to deliver greater performance than its predecessors. For instance, NVMe is designed to exploit the performance of high-end solid-state drives (SSD) by supporting low-latency commands and parallel queues. These storage solutions are particularly valuable for data-driven businesses and help businesses stand out from their competition. While all-flash storage is expected to continue its good run, a growing number of enterprises have started their transition to software-designed storage (SDS). They provide greater control and configurability while optimizing utilization and controlling costs. They also have better speed rates and durability. New software storage services also aim to provide computational and intent-based storage solutions. Even though the trend of moving computing closer to the storage has been going on for several years, it’s predicted to be mainstream soon.

At this juncture, there are a variety of storage solution providers in the market that provides specialized storage solutions that cater to different requirements. To help businesses choose the best solution that fits their requirement, CIOReview has compiled the list of the 20most promising storage solution providers. The enlisted solution providers are the frontrunners in the market that provide different storage solutions. Besides, the magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for the aspiring CIOs.

We present to you CIOReview’s, “20 Most Promising Storage Solution Providers – 2020.”

Top Storage Solution Companies

Top Storage Solution Companies

GDC Technology is a leading global digital cinema solutions provider with the largest installed base of cinema media servers and theatre management systems in Asia and the second largest globally. After years of R&D, in 2017, GDC developed a centralized playback server, SCL series server for its media server with diskless CineCache (built-in cache memory) technology. This revolutionary centralized storage solution is known as Cinema Automation 2.0 (“CA2.0”). GDC Technology believes in innovating fast, stable, and flexible storage options for its customers, ultimately providing good experience to the moviegoers

As an end-to-end provider, Mainline Information Systems makes it easy to acquire and implement best-fit, future-proof storage solutions. The company takes a customer-centric approach to help clients select the solution that most effectively meets their needs and budget. With extensive working knowledge of the available storage offerings as well as top vendor certifications, Mainline’s storage experts architect the optimal solution that suits their client’s needs and budget. Mainline’s goal is to deliver storage solutions that increase business effectiveness and efficiency

Offers the novel Data Services, which the company’s broader vision to unlock the new potential of the containerized hybrid cloud environments and lead toward the futuristic DevOps practices

Unigen, a global corporation in the design and manufacture of original and custom flash storage and DRAM module solutions, dub themselves as the incubator for new technologies. Unigen is actively enabling the startups that it serves, with cutting edge, next-generation storage technologies while fulfilling their EMS manufacturing needs. In the data center ecosystem of hyperscalers, Unigen addresses the performance and configuration needs of its customers, unlike any other. Storage and memory is at the core of what the company does, alongside proficiency in testing, from design, qualification, RDT capabilities, including in-house functional and burn-in test programs. The company also addresses the embedded storage market with endless support for legacy components, from routers to switches or elements of it

Artesyn Embedded Power

Artesyn Embedded Power

Artesyn Embedded Power, an Advanced Energy company, is a global leader in the design and manufacture of highly reliable power conversion and embedded computing solutions for a wide range of industries including communications, computing, consumer electronics, medical, military, aerospace and industrial automation. The company’s extensive standard AC-DC product portfolio covers a power range of 3 watts to 24 kilowatts and a wide range of form factors, with many models offering medical approval and built-in intelligence. As a pioneer in low power switch mode adapters, Artesyn has designed and manufactured solutions for almost every major mobile phone supplier and shipped over one billion chargers from its best-cost facilities

Arxscan

Arxscan

Arxscan is made up of storage and system monitoring professionals who saw a need for a new type of storage management product. Their product, Arxview DCAE, gives users a clear view into their stored data and provides the insight they need to intelligently manage their storage use. Arxscan has recognized that the views around the data need to be structured in a way that both the IT and business stakeholders can analyze and take ownership of the information. The Arxscan, Arxview application discovers a company's stored files and classifies them to mirror the structure of the business; by company, division, department, and all the way down to the user

Calsoft

Calsoft

Calsoft is the preferred product engineering services partner to ISVs in the Storage, Networking, Virtualization, Cloud, IoT, and Analytics domains. Founded in 1998, Calsoft provides end-to-end product development, quality assurance, product sustenance, and solution engineering services to assist customers in ever evolving business needs. Their solution accelerators and frameworks augment go-to-market plans and expedite product launches to meet customers’ business goals. The company’s prime focus is on providing peerless solutions in storage, networking, virtualization and cloud.With its US headquarters in San Jose and India headquarters in Pune, Calsoft also has a presence in Bangalore

Carbonite

Carbonite

Carbonite, an OpenText company, offers all the tools necessary for protecting data from the most common forms of data loss, including ransomware, accidental deletions, hardware failures and natural disasters. From automated computer backup to comprehensive protection for physical and virtual server environments, Carbonite ensures the accessibility and resiliency of data for any system. The Carbonite Data Protection Platform supports any size business, in locations around the world with secure and scalable global cloud infrastructure. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Boston, MA

Dell EMC

Dell EMC

Top Gun Technology is a global IT leader providing direct maintenance support and pre-owned hardware solutions for mission critical mainframes, servers, storage and networking within your data center environment. They provide expert consultation to data center professionals seeking cost savings on maintenance and hardware solutions for multiple OEMs including IBM, Dell EMC, HPE, Hitachi Vantara, NetApp, Cisco, Juniper and others. Top Gun’s combined leadership provides over 100 years’ experience in maintenance support, sales of hardware and associated services

IDInteract

IDInteract

IDInteract operates Demand Exchange, a Software-as-a-Service based demand identification platform for sales and marketing organizations. The Demand Exchange platform aggregates structured and unstructured data from multiple sources and automatically abstracts that data into graphic representations, which could be used to identify real-time customer demand allowing marketers to make targeted real-time offers to customer groups. It offers information about the real-time interests and activities of individuals, groups, events, and communities, including privacy settings, geographic location, brand and product preferences, hot topics, and opinions; and helps in the planning/alignment of business goals. The company serves retail, consumer products, telecommunications, and media and entertainment industries, as well as non-profit social enterprises

MiTAC Holdings Corp

MiTAC Holdings Corp

MiTAC Holdings Group has been developing into a multinational organization of JDM / ODM / OEM / OPM (Original Product Manufacture), design and R&D, manufacturing, testing, assembling, marketing, and servicing in around four decades. With headquarters in Taiwan and manufacturing and logistics centers at Guangdong and Jiangsu Province of China, Hsinchu Taiwan and California US, it is now selling products all over the world with leading brands including Mio, Magellan, and Navman (for auto electronics) and TYAN (for servers). The company’s goal is to incorporate advanced technology and management knowledge, providing customers with comprehensive, dynamic solutions to improve productivity and working efficiency, to better compete in the marketplace

Nexenta

Nexenta

Nexenta is the market creator and leader in Open Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) software solutions for Hybrid and Multi Cloud enterprise environments via Nexenta AnyCloud vision. Nexenta uniquely integrates its hardware-agnostic software-only enterprise OpenSDS innovation with deep “open source” collaboration via some of the most active communities with 45,000+ members. Nexenta enables a wide variety of workloads from legacy enterprise to next-gen cloud-native apps, on any cloud platform, any protocol and any hardware infrastructure to power the largest and most cost/performant data centers globally

OCZ Storage Solutions

OCZ Storage Solutions

OCZ, an SSD brand offered by KIOXIA for the consumer market, has a history of offering high performance PC components for gamers and enthusiasts. With its roots in these communities, OCZ understands the passion for products that go beyond conventional to take computing to the next level. OCZ launched its first SSD to introduce more and more users to the concept of using SSD storage over traditional mechanical hard disk drives. This resulted in improved system performance and responsiveness, faster file transfers and boot-ups, lower power consumption, and more reliability; all translating to an enhanced overall computing and gaming experience. OCZ not only strives to deliver high-speed storage solutions, but also believes quality products deserve quality service and support. OCZ SSDs are backed with an Advanced Warranty Program

Parsec Labs

Parsec Labs

Parsec Labs has broken away from the pack with the Parsec Enterprise Data Portability Appliance. The company delivers flexibility to File and Block Migrations/Replications while liberating data from dreaded array vendor lock-in. Parsec offers scalability to Billions of Files, Petabytes of Data, and can be employed as a Scale-Out Object Store. Parsec assists in Data Security by offering standard methodology for data movement, secure local and remote movement of data and pre/post data movement validation. Parsec Lab's goal is to provide customers with unprecedented knowledge and control over their own data regardless of on premise storage, cloud, multi-cloud or on premises cloud

Pure Storage

Pure Storage

Pure Storage is pioneering a new class of enterprise storage that has been designed from the ground up to take full advantage of flash memory. The company's products accelerate random I/O-intensive applications like server virtualization, desktop virtualization (VDI), database (OLTP, rich analytics/OLAP, SQL, NoSQL), and cloud computing. Pure Storage makes it cost effective to broadly deploy flash within the data center, enabling organizations to manage growth within existing power and space constraints. Launching later this year, the company's products are in private beta with select customers. Pure Storage is funded by Greylock Partners and Sutter Hill Ventures

Seagate Technology

Seagate Technology

Seagate offers consumers and businesses with data storage solutions to create, share, and preserve digital content. It designs, develops, and manufactures external and internal hard disk drives and associated software products. It sells its disk drives primarily to major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), distributors, and retailers. The company produces a range of disk drive products addressing enterprise applications, where its products are designed for enterprise servers, mainframes, and workstations; client compute applications, where its products are designed for desktop and notebook computers; and client non-compute applications, where its products are designed for a range of end user devices such as digital video recorders (DVRs), personal data backup systems, portable external storage systems, and digital media systems

Synapse Design

Synapse Design

Synapse Design is an industry leader in design services and is the engineering backbone of most top tier Semiconductor and System companies around the world. Synapse Design target customers are companies with $1 billion in revenue, and they enable them to meet their technical & resource challenges to build the next generation products. Founded in 2003, headquartered in San Jose (Silicon Valley) with operations in Irvine, Boston, San Diego, Boulder-Colorado, China, Europe and India. Synapse Design has over 700 employees distributed around the globe and is aggressively growing

Top Gun Technology

Top Gun Technology

Top Gun Technology is a global IT leader providing direct maintenance support and pre-owned hardware solutions for mission critical mainframes, servers, storage and networking within your data center environment. They provide expert consultation to data center professionals seeking cost savings on maintenance and hardware solutions for multiple OEMs including IBM, Dell EMC, HPE, Hitachi Vantara, NetApp, Cisco, Juniper and others. Top Gun’s combined leadership provides over 100 years’ experience in maintenance support, sales of hardware and associated services

Tributary Systems

Tributary Systems

Tributary Systems, Inc. (Tributary) develops, sells and supports UNIFIED Data Protection Solutions including backup storage, remote replication and disaster recovery for high availability computing platforms. Tributary’s fully integrated solutions are designed for the most demanding high availability backup storage environments running mission critical applications on both proprietary and open enterprise computing platforms including HPE NonStop™, IBM Mainframe (running z/OS and z/Linux), IBM® Power Systems (running i/OS, AIX and Linux), IBM Pure Systems™, (running i/OS, AIX and Linux), as well as all open environments

ZT Systems

ZT Systems

ZT Systems is an established multibillion-dollar company, and a technology industry veteran with over 24 years in business. One of America’s fastest-growing private companies, ZT has grown at more than twice the industry average for the past 5 years. Headquartered in the USA with global manufacturing spanning the US, EMEA and APAC, ZT engineers hyperscale compute and storage solutions that are tailored to the unique workloads and business needs of our global datacenter customers. They are passionate about delivering the highest quality solutions and exceeding customer expectations