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Emerging Storage Vendors To Know In 2022

Rick Whiting

As part of CRN’s Emerging Vendors for 2022, here are 10 data storage and disaster recovery startups, founded in 2016 or after, that solution providers should be know about.

The New Generation Of Storage Vendors

The total amount of data created and replicated, worldwide, will grow at a 23 percent CAGR from 79 zettabytes in 2021 to 181 zettabytes in 2025, according to market researcher IDC.

While most of that data isn’t saved, enough is stored to drive sales of data management and data storage systems that meet the need for ever-increasing capacity. IDC calculates that the “Global StorageSphere” – the total installed base of data storage capacity – reached 7.9 zettabytes in 2021 and will grow at a CAGR rate of greater than 19 percent through 2025.

That’s generating demand for leading-edge technologies for storing, managing, protecting and moving growing volumes of data. And that’s fueling a new crop of startups developing the next generation of data storage and disaster recovery systems.

As part of CRN’s Emerging Vendors for 2022, here are 10 data storage technology startups, founded in 2016 or later, that the channel should know about.



*Graid Technology



*Lightbits Labs





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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