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Storiant: 'Cold Storage' For Low-Cost Data Retention

CEO: Jeff Flowers

Boston-based Storiant, which until April was known as SageCloud, develops technology that it claims reduces the cost of storing petabytes of data by as much as 90 percent, letting customers store data securely behind an on-premise firewall for about 1 cent per GB per month.

Storiant's "cold storage" technology provides a low-cost way to handle tiering, archival, backup and compliance data with a single solution as a way to manage data growth and provide big data analytics. It does so with a combination of the ZFS file system running on custom-designed enclosures that feature low-cost desktop hard drives, along with the software to reduce drive activity.

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