The 10 Coolest Storage Startups Of 2013 (So Far)


Exablox

CEO: Douglas Brockett

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based storage startup Exablox in April came out of stealth mode with the Exablox OneBlox, a solution that brings enterprise storage capabilities to the SMB market in a package it says is very attractive to solution providers.

The Exablox OneBlox is a 2U appliance that comes with eight drive bays. Customers can add any hard drive or SSD to the appliances, each of which serves as a scale-out node in what Exablox calls a ring. Users can add any disk drive or any node to the ring, and it is immediately available for use. It includes such storage capabilities as scale-out, deduplication, snapshots, failover, replication, ease-of-use, self-diagnosis and self-repair.

OneBlox is currently available to select businesses with pricing beginning at under $10,000 for a 32-TB solution and under $40,000 for a replicated four-node 64-TB disaster recovery solution.