Top 20 Storage Solution Providers - 2021

The rapid influx of digital technologies has made data the “bread and butter” of most enterprises. And in an attempt to keep their business sustainable and productive, leaders are having a hard time storing and managing it. Thus, technology has become an utmost crucial asset for businesses to not only store and manage this sea of data that is being generated today, but moreover, it is needed to provide robust security while driving value from it to enhance decision making. This is where Enterprise Storage solutions come to the rescue. These robust solutions deliver various benefits to a business across usability and accessibility of data, disaster recovery, security, cost savings, automation, collaboration, and scalable service, among others. Also, companies today are laying greater emphasis on external storage devices to optimize the primary storage capacity and are investing in cloud-based and software defined storage (SDS) devices to cut down run time and ensure a backup in case of data loss or failure.

Safe to say that we are arguably heading towards a completely data-driven world, where businesses, irrespective of industry verticals, need a robust storage solution that can bring in more flexibility and efficiency to their operations. To help leaders navigate through the list of storage service companies, our panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, industry analysts, and the editorial board of CIOReview has narrowed down the top service providers in this landscape that exhibit competence in delivering robust telecom innovations. Equipped with innovative technological capabilities, these enlisted firms are transforming the enterprise storage paradigm at the cloverleaf of various disruptive technologies. Besides, the magazine comprises insights from subject-matter experts, CIOs, and CXOs in the IT sector on the latest industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and highlights their expertise. We hope this issue of CIOReview helps you build the partnership you and your organization need to foster an environment driven by robust and efficient technology.

We present to you CIOReview’s “20 Most Promising Storage Solution Providers 2021”.

Top Storage Solution Providers

As a pioneer of cloud data management for mainframes, Model9 enables enterprises using mainframe data to accelerate cloud transformation and the adoption of hybrid cloud technologies

Buurst

Buurst

Buurst is a cloud-based storage provider operating in the AWS and Azure clouds. The company was born with a singular focus on “disrupting the traditional storage market by not selling you more storage.” In doing so, the company has developed a nimble, cost-effective data migration and performance management solution that opens new opportunities and capabilities for organizations to achieve success.At the core, Buurst challenges the conventional model of charging organizations an additional storage fee by the gigabyte, terabyte or petabyte of data.

CTERA

CTERA

CTERA enables enterprise IT to provide secure file services from any cloud. Trusted by leading service providers, the CTERA Enterprise File Services Platform is a private cloud IT-as-a-Service platform for storing, syncing, sharing, protecting and governing data across endpoints, remote offices and servers

DataCore Software

DataCore Software

DataCore Software is a leading independent software vendor specializing in storage virtualization, storage management, and storage networking. DataCore has thousands of customers worldwide and, through its network, of authorized and trained solution providers, offers its rich set of core competencies to solve some of the biggest challenges facing businesses today.

Dell EMC

Dell EMC

Dell EMC serves a key role in providing the essential infrastructure for organizations to build their digital future, transform IT and protect their most important asset, information. Dell EMC enables their enterprise customers’ IT and digital business transformation through trustedhybrid cloud and big-data solutions, built upon a modern data center infrastructure that incorporates industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage, and cybersecurity technologies.

Dropbox

Dropbox

Dropbox provides secure file sharing, collaboration, and storage solutions. It aims to unleash the world’s creative energy by designing a more enlightened way of working. 500 million registered users around the world use Dropbox to work the way they want, on any device, wherever they go

Infinidat

Infinidat

Infinidat is an information technology company that offers a data storage software platform designed to store and protect numerous petabytes of data. Infinidat’s software-focused architecture, an evolution, and revolution in data management design. It specializes in the fields of storage, big data, cloud, IT, NAS, SAN, and object storage.

InfoBeyond Technology

InfoBeyond Technology

InfoBeyond is known for providing advanced communication, security and intelligence solutions. The company aims at developing innovative solutions that solve some of today’s most critical IT challenges. It specializes in cybersecurity, big data, and wireless/satellite communication. The products the company offers include security protocol tool, NXdrive, cloud security architecture tool and imageR. The team at InfoBeyond also provides solutions for cybersecurity, big data and machine learning, networking and communications, and blockchain. Their efficiency systems, mathetical modeling, prototyping, system design, theoretical analysis helps them provide personalized services to their clients

Mainline

Mainline

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

MinIO

MinIO

MinIO is the fastest growing Cloud Storage software provider. MinIO is a cloud storage server released under Apache License v2, compatible with Amazon S3 cloud storage service.

NetApp

NetApp

NetApp is a hybrid cloud data services company. NetApp creates storage and data management solutions that are designed to help customers accelerate business breakthroughs and achieve outstanding cost efficiency. Their mission has always been to help their customers achieve what matters most to them.

OakGate Technology

OakGate Technology

OakGate Technology is a leading vendor of test, validation, and benchmarking products and services to the storage industry. This privately held company is a recognized leader in test and validation tools for reliable state storage. Our customers include top-tier component suppliers, drive manufacturers, and storage system OEMs worldwide. Based in Loomis, California, OakGate Technology was founded in 2008 by industry veterans from storage and server industries. OakGate's highly capable and flexible platforms support all popular storage protocols and are based on advanced, proprietary software and industry-standard hardware. It's turnkey system platforms are available in desktop, rack-mount or integrated configurations and support PCIe, SAS, SATA and FC protocols

PAC Storage

PAC Storage

Providing high-performance enterprise solutions with no single point of failure and scalability to petabytes for on-premise storage

Rasilient

Rasilient

RASILIENT Systems, Inc. provides video surveillance storage platforms and system software. It offers storage system technologies, including a storage appliance, which is a 2U/12 bay SBB based enclosure for video surveillance applications for system integrator and OEM customers.

Red Hat

Red Hat

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.Red Hat has enabled a consistent Data Services experience for customers across private cloud, and any number of public clouds. As opposed to typical data-as-a-service model where data is delivered as an asset, the Data Services they offer enable customers to be able offer data-as-a-service to their internal and external stakeholders

Scality

Scality

Scality is a venture-backed software company that solves problems associated with large-scale storage management and infrastructure. Scality software-based RING storage delivers billions of files to five hundred million users daily with 100% availability. The RING makes standard x86 servers scale to hundreds of petabytes and billions of objects. The RING’s end-to-end parallelarchitecture provides unsurpassed performance, while its patented object storage core increases availability and durability and dramatically reduces operational costs

SmartVault

SmartVault

SmartVault, a leading provider of online document storage and secure file sharing solutions, is designed to solve the unique security and workflow needs of accounting professionals and the businesses they serve. SmartVault’s unique, patented integration with popular small- and medium-sized business applications such as QuickBooks, Xero andFreshBooks, creates a seamless user experience for scanning, attaching, and finding documents within a familiar application.

Total Records nformation Management

Total Records nformation Management

Total Records is a provider of information management services. The company offers document management, vault services, web access and other record management services. Total Records has a one-of-a-kind facility designed from the ground up to be a records storage facility. The company is willing to work with customers to provide a unique solution to their specific requirement with fully customizable service options. Total Records is a family-owned and operated business with more than 5 decades in business. They service a wide range of industries including legal, financial, healthcare, government, insurance, education, automotive, manufacturing, retail and many more

Unigen

Unigen

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

Western Digital

Western Digital

Western Digital (WD) develops, manufactures, and sells data storage solutions. Its solutions enable consumers, businesses, governments, and other organizations to create, manage, experience, and preserve digital content.The company offers hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid-state drives for desktop and notebook personal computers (PCs) as well asthe performance enterprise and capacity enterprise markets.