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Emerging Storage Vendors To Know In 2019

As part of CRN's Emerging Vendors for 2019, here are 13 hot storage and disaster recovery startups, founded in 2013 or later, that solution providers should be aware of.

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The New Generation Of Storage Leaders

The global datasphere, the collective total of digital data, is expected to explode from 33 zettabytes last year to 175 zettabytes by 2025, according to an IDC report. While some of that will reside in PCs, smartphones and other devices, a great deal of it will be stored in traditional data center systems and in public and private cloud storage systems.

IT managers are increasingly challenged to effectively store and manage all that data, tasks that require increasingly sophisticated data storage, archiving, backup and disaster recovery technologies and services – either for on-premise use of in the cloud.

While the IT industry's leading vendors are all big players in data storage, startups develop many of the most innovative technologies being offered today – in hardware, software and cloud services – for primary storage, secondary storage and archiving, backup and disaster recovery.

As part of CRN's 2019 Emerging Vendors coverage, here are 13 hot storage and disaster recovery startups, founded in 2013 or later, that solution providers should be aware of.



Founded: 2016

Top Executive: Adrian Knapp, Founder, CEO

Aparavi's intelligent multi-cloud data management software actively manages data for long-term policy-based retention, access and reuse, while providing an easy path to multi-cloud adoption. The SaaS offering helps organizations looking to unlock the value of large volumes of unstructured data.


ClearSky Data

Founded: 2014

Top Executive: Ellen Rubin, Co-Founder, CEO

ClearSky Data provides enterprise storage as a hybrid cloud service, delivering on-demand primary storage, off-site backup and disaster recovery as a single service. The startup raised $20 million in venture financing in November 2018.



Founded: 2013

Top Executive: Mohit Aron, Founder, CEO

Cohesity consolidates secondary storage silos into a hyper-converged data platform that spans private and public clouds, providing a global data store for backup, test and development, file services and analytic data sets.



Founded: 2013

Top Executive: Guy Churchward, CEO

Datera provides software-defined enterprise storage systems for global 2000 companies and cloud service providers. Datera said it recorded 400 percent growth in the first quarter of 2019.

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