The 10 Coolest Storage Startups Of 2016

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CEO and Founder: Jay Breakstone

Liqid, of Lafayette, Colo., burst out of stealth mode in August at the Flash Memory Summit when it unveiled solutions that take advantage of PCIe technology to help customers start to build hyper-scale data centers. The company's solutions include Grid, a scalable PCIe fabric and control plane that allows native disaggregation of storage elements and automates them on an application-defined basis for native storage, compute, and networking resources. Liqid also developed the Liqid OS, which provides automation and orchestration of PCIe-based fabrics, and Command Center, which provides a single pane of glass to interface and communicate with Liqid OS.

Last year, Liqid was funded with $5.7 million.

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