The 10 Coolest Storage Startups Of 2015

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Springpath: VMware-Focused Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Software

CEO: Terry Cunningham

Springpath, a storage startup founded by former VMware engineers, came out of stealth mode in February with funding of $34 million and new software for turning industry-standard x86-based servers into hyper-converged infrastructure appliances.

The Springpath Data Platform software, which is sold as a subscription that starts at $4,000 per server per year, lets enterprises leverage industry-standard servers to manage and store data with a full set of enterprise-class features. The Springpath Data Platform scales out both in terms of data management and storage. It runs on a minimum of three servers -- which could include servers from Cisco, HP, Dell and Supermicro -- and can be shipped to the partner preinstalled by the company or a distributor or configured by the solution provider.

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