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The 10 Coolest Storage Startups Of 2012 (So Far)

Storage startups in the first half of 2012 were busy introducing new cloud, software, arrays and SSDs, as well as taking advantage of offers to get acquired.

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With Startups, Better Hurry!

Before launching into the 10 coolest storage startups for 2012 so far, it's worth taking a minute to note a couple companies that would normally qualify for such a list but were acquired in the second quarter of this year, including:

  • XtremIO: This Israeli developer of all-Flash storage arrays was in May acquired by EMC, making EMC the first tier-one storage vendor to have such an offering once XtremIO completes its first product.




  • Schooner Information Technology: Schooner, a developer of enterprise open-source database software optimized for SSD use, was in June acquired by SanDisk, which just happens to make SSDs.


The lesson here? If you see a new vendor you like, better quickly partner up with it or risk starting up with a larger parent company later.

 
 
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