The 10 Coolest Storage Startups Of 2015

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Hedvig: Distributed Storage Platform

CEO: Avinash Lakshman

Hedvig, Santa Clara, Calif., came out of stealth in March with the introduction of a software-defined storage solution the company said not only breaks the tie between storage software and hardware but also provides the widest range of storage services.

The company, which has raised more than $30 million in funding, was founded by CEO Avinash Lakshman, who the company said was a co-inventor of Amazon Dynamo -- which eventually became NoSQL -- and inventor of Cassandra for Facebook.

The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform provides a level of abstraction to let compute platforms consume storage regardless of protocol, whether it is file, block or object storage. It provides a wide range of services, including replication, disaster recovery, compression and deduplication, each with its own quality of service.

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