The 20 Coolest Cloud Storage Vendors Of The 2017 Cloud 100

Coolest Cloud Storage Vendors For 2017

The term "cloud storage" is broad. Very broad. It can mean anything from a backup destination to a disaster recovery target, from simple file sync and share to full-blown enterprise collaboration, from a gateway to online storage to a place for all of a business' data.

For that reason, any list of cloud storage vendors is only a tiny subset of a very large, and a very dynamic industry. These 20 cloud storage vendors may not be the biggest companies, or the most profitable, or the most well-known. But they are the ones that are generating buzz in a variety of facets that together make up one of the most interesting parts of the IT business.

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Gleb Budman, CEO

Headquarters: San Mateo, Calif.

Backblaze works with MSPs, IT consultants, retailers and affiliates to provide backup to residential and business customers. The company advertises its B2 Cloud Storage offering, with a price of $0.005 per GB, per month, as the industry's lowest-cost service.

Barracuda Networks

BJ Jenkins, President, CEO

Headquarters: Campbell, Calif.

Barracuda Backup protects data by replicating it to the company's own cloud or a private cloud. The Barracuda Cloud Storage replicates backed-up data to geographically distributed, enterprise-grade data centers secured with redundant, multi-site storage and 256-bit AES encryption while data is in transit.


Aaron Levie, Chairman, CEO

Headquarters: Redwood City, Calif.

Box works with solution providers, systems integrators and service providers to bring its cloud-based collaboration, file sharing, mobility, security and content management to business and consumer clients. Box's technology integrates with all major public clouds including Microsoft Azure, Google, Amazon Web Services and IBM.


Mohamad Ali, President, CEO

Headquarters: Boston

Carbonite traditionally has provided cloud backup and restore solutions for small and midsize businesses, but last year expanded its opportunities when it closed its acquisition of EVault, which brought it a channel-only midsize-business offering that gives partners a stronger impact on customers.

Code42 Software (CrashPlan)

Joe Payne, President, CEO

Headquarters: Minneapolis

Code42 is a SaaS provider of endpoint data protection and security to help customers limit risk, meet data privacy regulations, and recover from data loss. Its Code42 CrashPlan offering provides continuous and automatic data protection for mobile and distributed enterprise workforces.


Madhan Kanagavel, CEO

Headquarters: Austin, Texas

CodeLathe's FileCloud provides turnkey cloud offerings to telecom and solution provider partners that deliver cloud-based remote access of enterprise data from anywhere, file sharing and collaboration, and storage with full text search. FileCloud client apps integrate with Microsoft Office apps.


Bob Hammer, Chairman, President, CEO

Headquarters: Tinton Falls, N.J.

Commvault works with solution providers and service providers to provide on-premise cloud-based data protection and recovery, virtualization, archive, and file sync and share. Its offerings are deployed on premise, across mobile platforms, to and from the cloud, and as a service.


Liran Eshel, CEO

Headquarters: New York

The Ctera Enterprise File Services Platform provides deployment and management of file services such as file sync and share, backup and remote branch storage. The Ctera platform features secure and efficient protocols, RESTful APIs, and multitenant data security and service management.


Austin McChord, CEO

Headquarters: Norwalk, Conn.

Datto provides comprehensive backup, recovery and business continuity offerings that in part take advantage of its 250-plus-petabyte purpose-built cloud. Some offerings provide time-based cloud data retention for predictable billing and budget management. The company this year added MSP-focused networking with its acquisition of Open Mesh.


Kevin Hoffman, CEO, Chief Technology Officer

Headquarters: Atlanta

eFolder provides cloud business continuity, cloud file sync and cloud-to-cloud backup offerings to MSPs, service providers, systems integrators and solution providers to brand as their own. The company last year acquired Replibit, which developed an end-to-end business continuity software platform for MSPs.


Vineet Jain, CEO

Headquarters: Mountain View, Calif.

Egnyte provides offerings to connect, protect and unlock content value. The company's Content Intelligence platform includes Egnyte Connect for secure file sharing and Egnyte Protect for content governance. Egnyte late last year introduced Builder, an app store that lets users build their own digital workplaces.


Michael Fisher, CEO

Headquarters: Santa Monica, Calif.

With ElephantDrive, files in the Everywhere folder are automatically synced between multiple devices for sharing and collaboration. Deleted or older versions of files can be restored. Data is stored using AES-256 bit encryption, and a 128-bit SSL secured channel is used to transfer encrypted data.


Raghu Kulkarni, CEO

Headquarters: Calabasas, Calif.

iDrive double protects data with a fast local drive and the cloud. Data is secured with 256-bit AES encryption, and is available for sync, share and collaboration. Earlier versions of multiple files can be restored. It also provides compliance with regulations like HIPAA and SOX.


Ken Shaw, CEO, Chief Technology Officer

Headquarters: El Segundo, Calif.

Infrascale provides disaster recovery as a service for any device running any operating system or file system. Customers can restore files, folders, servers, virtual machines, applications, or running systems from nearly any private, public or third-party cloud. Virtual machines, applications, servers, and networks can be failed-back locally.

KeepItSafe (J2 Global)

Hemi Zucker, CEO, J2 Global

Headquarters: Los Angeles

KeepItSafe provides online backup, disaster recovery and business continuity as one of only a handful of global recovery providers awarded IS0 27001 certification for information security management. The company, a part of J2 Global, also offers unified endpoint backup, file sharing, collaboration and data-loss prevention.


Patrick Harr, CEO

Headquarters: Campbell, Calif.

The Panzura Global Cloud Storage System is a unified global file system that lets data be centrally located and managed yet easy to access from any location. Its latest offering, Panzura Inside, works with flash storage to capture and archive unstructured data to the cloud.


Tunio Zafer, CEO

Headquarters: Baar, Switzerland

pCloud offers business-class cloud storage with the ability to sync files across multiple devices and share files for collaboration. The company's affiliate program gives channel partners a choice of earning a 100 percent commission on the initial sale or a 20 percent commission on recurring revenue.


Don Jaworski, CEO

Headquarters: San Francisco

SwiftStack develops software to help businesses easily create large-scale object storage infrastructure in their own data centers. SwiftStack is the core contributor to the open-source Swift project on which its core OpenStack Swift enterprise-grade object storage system is built.


Jon Huberman, CEO

Headquarters: Santa Clara, Calif.

Syncplicity provides a hybrid enterprise file sync and share and mobile collaboration offering with full security and control. IT departments control and implement policies, including group-level controls, external sharing restrictions, mobile data policies, and restrictions based on device, network, IP and location.


Ziv Kedem, CEO

Headquarters: Boston

Zerto provides disaster recovery and business continuity in both enterprise and cloud environments. Its technology provides replication at the hypervisor level in VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V environments to Amazon Web Services to give customers disaster recovery as a service.