The 10 Coolest Storage Startups Of 2013

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CEO: Doug Brockett

Storage startup Exablox in April came out of stealth mode with a solution that brings the management of unstructured data, but does so with an eye on SMB customers and solution providers. The Exablox OneBlox is a 2U or 4U appliance that comes with eight drive bays. Customers can add any hard drive or SSD to the appliances, each of which is a scale-out node in an Exablox ring. As a drive is added to the ring, it is immediately available for use.

The Exablox OneBlox solution also includes deduplication, snapshots, failover, replication, ease-of-use, self-diagnosis, and self-repair. It scales to up to six nodes and a maximum of 192 TBs per ring. The Exablox OneBlox also features the company's own distributed object-base file system, which provides inline deduplication for primary storage and disk-based protection, continuous data protection, and encryption and replication of all data, all without the need to set RAID levels or LUNs.


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