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The 2022 Tech Innovator Awards

Rick Whiting

From among more than 260 applicants, CRN staff selected products spanning the IT industry – including in cloud, infrastructure, security, storage and devices – that offer ground-breaking functionality, differentiation and partner opportunity.

Data Protection Software

Winner: Infinidat InfiniSafe

InfiniSafe delivers comprehensive cyber-resilience capabilities to help thwart and recover from cyberattacks across Infinidat‘s entire enterprise storage platforms: InfiniBox, InfiniBox SSA II and InfiniGuard. The technology creates environments with the full features of immutable snapshots, logical air-gapping, a fenced forensic environment and near-instantaneous recovery. Providing a common cyber-resilience system across both primary and secondary storage makes it easier for partners to support, sell and service, and allows storage to be part of a comprehensive corporate cybersecurity strategy, expanding partner margin and revenue opportunities.


Asigra Tigris Data Protection

HYCU Protégé for AWS

Veeam Backup & Replication v11a

Veritas Technologies

Zerto 9.5



Rick Whiting

Rick Whiting has been with CRN since 2006 and is currently a feature/special projects editor. Whiting manages a number of CRN’s signature annual editorial projects including Channel Chiefs, Partner Program Guide, Big Data 100, Emerging Vendors, Tech Innovators and Products of the Year. He also covers the Big Data beat for CRN. He can be reached at

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