Diamond Lauffin, CEO and founder
22dot6 in May exited stealth with a software-defined storage technology it promises will work with any data on any hardware or cloud. The Westlake Village, Calif.-based company, founded by long-term storage and channel innovator Diamond Lauffin, who previously co-founded Nexsan, developed what it calls its Valence technology which abstracts storage resources regardless of what storage hardware or which clouds the data resides on to bridge between virtualization, hardware abstraction, data services, and storage accessibility, and scales to over 2 trillion objects in a single name space. The software-defined Valence is available as software to install on customers’ own hardware, or as a complete hardware appliance. 22dot6 is focused 100 percent on indirect sales channels.