The 10 Coolest Storage Startups Of 2015

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Infinidat: Advanced Unified Storage Solution

CEO: Moshe Yanai

Storage startup Infinidat, whose team developed EMC's Symmetrix and IBM's XIV enterprise storage solutions, in April introduced a massive $150 million round of funding as well as a new storage architecture. With the funding, the company has an estimated valuation of $1.2 billion.

The Needham, Mass.-based company's InfiniBox is a high-density, high-performance, low-power-consumption storage system that offers more than 750,000 IOPS performance, with more than 12 GBs per second of throughput. It does so with seven nines, or 99.99999 percent, uptime, according to the company, which translates to less than 3 seconds of planned or unplanned downtime per year.

The company in September gave the InfiniBox the ability to run both block and file storage on the same solution, and introduced a high-performance version of asynchronous replication.

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