The 10 Coolest Storage Startups Of 2013


Coho Data

CEO: Ramana Jonnala

Storage startup Coho Data in October emerged from stealth mode with its introduction of a private storage cloud solution that scales both in capacity and performance to build storage services for virtualized workloads comparable in cost to Amazon's service on a per-GB basis.

Coho Data's solution is based on the company's 2U Coho DataStream storage appliance. Each appliance features 40 TB of capacity, including about 3.2 TB of Intel SSDs and about 36 TB of spinning disk, with up to 180,000 IOPS that can be allocated to various workloads depending on requirements. The appliances also come pre-packaged with an OpenFlow software-defined networking switch, but next year they are slated to work with any SDN-capable switches.

The Coho Data DataStream appliance with 40 TB of capacity and 180,000 IOPS of performance lists for $130,000, including the SDN switch.