Emerging Vendors 2012: Storage


BridgeStor

Poway, Calif.

CEO: John Matze

Storage startup BridgeStor develops appliances for deduping primary data and providing high-performance services for VMware virtual machine data. One model comes preconfigured with Symantec's Data Deduplication Suite of software integrated with hardware-accelerated data compression technology to dedupe primary and secondary data as it is being stored. The other focuses on backing up and recovering virtual machines and their data in VMware appliances. BridgeStor is a 100 percent channel-focused company, said John Matze, founder and CEO, who is well-known as a channel-friendly storage entrepreneur.