Storage Startups: Taking Storage Where No Bits Have Gone Before
Every year brings the IT industry a new bumper crop of storage startups. Some will disappear quickly, some will disappear painfully, some will get acquired and see their technology's future out of their control. And a lucky few will survive to become important storage technology pioneers and leaders in their own right.
The year 2015 has been no exception. CRN throughout the year identified 19 startup developers of storage solutions, classifying as startups only those that came out of stealth and unveiled their first offerings.
Expand the definition of startup to include companies that came out of stealth but did not introduce products, or which developed new mobile-only apps, or find a way to count startups that were swooped up by their larger peers without even making a bit of noise in the market, and the number is much larger.
Here are CRN's picks for the 10 coolest storage startups that came out of stealth mode in 2015. Which will make it? You decide.