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The 10 Hottest Data Storage Startups Of 2022

Joseph F. Kovar

Here are 10 data storage startups looking to stand out in a world where traditional storage growth is quickly giving way to the growth in cloud-based storage.

Solidigm

Interim CEO and co-CEO of SK hynix: Noh-Jung Kwak

Headquarters: San Jose, Calif.

Website: https://www.solidigm.com/

Solidigm is arguably the biggest storage startup in history. It was formed on Dec. 29, 2021 when Intel decided to sell its SSD business and certain NAND SSD-associated intellectual properties, as well as its Dalian, China-based NAND memory manufacturing facility, to South Korea-based semiconductor manufacturer SK Hynix, in a deal worth $7 billion, creating a new company called Solidigm. Solidigm this year has introduced a number of PCIe 4.0 SSD, and in August introduced what it calls the world first penta-level cell SSD which stores five bits of data per memory cell.

 
Joseph F. Kovar

Joseph F. Kovar is a senior editor and reporter for the storage and the non-tech-focused channel beats for CRN. He keeps readers abreast of the latest issues related to such areas as data life-cycle, business continuity and disaster recovery, and data centers, along with related services and software, while highlighting some of the key trends that impact the IT channel overall. He can be reached at jkovar@thechannelcompany.com.

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