Emerging Vendors of 2014: Cloud Vendors
The volumes of data collected and stored by businesses is rapidly growing — and so is the cost of storing all that data. So businesses are increasingly looking to the cloud as an enterprise data repository. That’s prodding IT companies, both new and established, to develop cloud-based products and services for inexpensively storing and sharing data. Here’s a look at the 20 coolest cloud storage companies to make this year’s Cloud 100 list.
From the data center to the cloud, and from disk to flash technologies, storage startup companies were busy in the first half of 2013 working to revolutionize how customers from the smallest businesses to the largest enterprises can squeeze more capacity, performance and scalability out of their storage infrastructures while pushing costs down. This list details the top 10 coolest storage startups of 2013 so far…
This year’s 250 top, private technology companies are attacking the innovation challenge with unfettered enthusiasm, providing business management solutions, IT infrastructure, and elegant, stable applications.
Gartner Cool Vendors in 2013 exist on a backdrop of what Gartner terms the nexus of four IT forces – cloud, social, mobile, and information. Those forces, along with the continued impact of consumerization, have essentially set the stage for the next generation of capabilities. Why Cool: Founded in July 2008 in San Jose, CA, with a total venture funding of $33 million, Panzura offers global distributed file system appliances with multisite global file locking and global deduplication, local file pinning, and cloud storage integration. The company has gained market traction since product launch with over 100 customers by the end of 2012, 50% of which are multi-billion-dollar organizations.
Inclusion in the OnDemand 100 signifies leadership amongst peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. Panzura was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.