9. Big Funding Of Storage Startups
Storage industry funding didn't seem to slow down any in 2015:
-- Infinidat, whose team developed EMC's Symmetrix and IBM's XIV enterprise storage solutions, in April unveiled a new $150 million round.
-- Tintri, developer of virtual machine-aware storage solutions featuring both flash and hard disk capacity, in August received $125 million in new funding.
-- Hybrid cloud data protection technology developer Datto in November closed a $75 million B round.
-- Data-aware scale-out NAS startup Qumulo in February unveiled the closing of a $40 million B round.
-- ClearSky Data, a developer of technology to manage data storage across physical and cloud infrastructures, in November closed a $27 million B round, just three months after closing $12 million round.
-- Startup data protection software developer Rubrik in May unveiled a $41 million round just three months after unveiling a $10 million round.
-- Hyper-converged infrastructure solution developer Scale Computing in July closed an $18 million round.