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The 10 Coolest Storage Startups Of 2015 (So Far)

Startups in the storage industry, with their new ways of tackling problems old and new, may or may not survive in the long term, but many will shape long-term technology development while making the industry an interesting place to be.

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Storage Startups: So Many Possibilities

Investment in the storage industry continues unabated, resulting in a steady stream of startups -- with a lot of investor dollars -- looking to make their innovations stand out in a sea of offerings.

Not all these startups will be successful. If history is any guide, several will draw enough attention to their innovations to get acquisition offers they can't refuse. Others will run out of money and take any acquisition offer they can get. Some will just disappear. And the occasional golden child, the company with the right combination of innovative technology, market acceptance, customer requirements and investor chutzpa, will become the next EMC or NetApp.

For a look at 10 independent storage developers that came out of stealth in the first half of 2015, and will either make it big, get acquired, or become a Wikipedia footnote, turn the page.

For more on the "coolest" of 2015, check out "CRN's Tech Midyear In Review."

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