The 20 Coolest Data Management Companies: The 2022 Storage 100

As part of CRN’s 2022 Storage 100, here are 20 of the hottest data management vendors today.

Finding value from data requires management of data copies and data life cycles, ensuring it meets governance and regulatory requirements, managing security, and ensuring safe access to data regardless of whether it is in the cloud, on-premises, at the edge or any combination.

And it’s solution providers who are driving that storage discussion with their customers about how storage technology will be managed.

As part of CRN’s 2022 Storage 100, here are 20 of the hottest data management vendors today.


Adrian Knapp

Founder, CEO

Aparavi develops a cloud-based data intelligence platform to help businesses discover, automate, govern and consolidate distributed data for secure use in analytics, machine learning and collaboration. The Aparavi Platform in 2021 became available on the Microsoft Azure marketplace to provide data discovery with automated classification, optimization and migration.


Mohit Aron

Founder, CEO

Cohesity develops AI-powered data management technology focused on Helios, a multi-cloud platform that provides data management services, available on-premises or from the cloud, including software-defined file and object services, data protection, disaster recovery, security, dev/test and analytics. Investors in Cohesity include AWS, HPE and Cisco.


Felix Van de Maele

Founder, CEO

The Collibra Data Intelligence Cloud is an integrated platform to automate workflows and deliver insight. It includes an enterprise data catalog to find, access and deliver data, automated data governance, real-time predictive self-service data quality, native API access to data and applications, embedded privacy, and visibility into data transformations and flows.


Sanjay Mirchandani

President, CEO

Commvault develops an intelligent data services platform that provides services anywhere data lives, including in on-premises, hybrid or multi-cloud environments. Those services, including data protection, security, compliance and governance, transformation and data insight, are delivered via SaaS or integrated appliances or are managed by partners.


Ian Leysen

Co-Founder, CEO

Datadobi’s software helps businesses optimize unstructured storage environments. It can migrate NAS and object storage to and from anywhere and protect and recover the data. Datadobi in July launched version 5.12 of its software, touting its vendor-neutral unstructured data mobility engine that is designed to handle the largest storage environments’ complexity.

Data Dynamics

Piyush Mehta


Data Dynamics manages unstructured data via its Unified Unstructured Data Management Platform, which provides data analytics, mobility, security and compliance across an enterprise’s entire data set. The platform is aimed at helping to drive risk mitigation, enhance data security and optimize storage in hybrid, public and multi-cloud environments.


Jedidiah Yueh

Founder, CEO

Delphix’s DevOps Data Platform is an API-first data platform for multi-cloud environments that brings together enterprisewide data coverage and data compliance to help customers with modern CI/ CD deployment workflows, accelerate the journey to the cloud and increase the adoption of disruptive AI technologies.


Chris Hickey


The Diamanti Enterprise Kubernetes Platform is a complete turnkey Kubernetes stack that deploys as a scale-out hyperconverged infrastructure appliance. Each contains the company’s intelligent networking and storage architecture, low-latency NVMe storage, plugand-play networking, open-source Kubernetes and support.


Vineet Jain


Egnyte is the developer of the Egnyte Platform for data management. The platform provides file sharing and collaboration, life-cycle management for large data volumes, secure remote access, machine learning-based content intelligence, compliance and audit capabilities with over 500 partners, and smart content discovery and classification.


David Flynn


The Hammerspace Global Data Environment makes network shares visible and accessible anywhere in the world to a business’ remote data centers and public clouds. The system spans across data centers, AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud to provide metadata replication, file-granular data services, intelligent policies and transparent data orchestration.


Kumar Goswami


The Komprise Intelligent Data Management platform lets businesses analyze, migrate, tier, replicate and extract file and object data. It provides dynamic data analytics to analyze NAS and object data usage and growth, and analyzes data across clouds and within cloud accounts and buckets to help optimize costs.


Peter Thompson

Co-Founder, CEO

LucidLink Filespaces cloud-native NAS technology brings file data on the cloud to applications, file systems and high-performance workloads. It runs on endpoints and is delivered as SaaS with no virtual or physical appliance. It lets data stream directly from the cloud with no need to download or synchronize.

Morro Data

Paul Tien

Co-Founder, CEO

Morro Data CloudNAS is a hybrid cloud architecture with a caching gateway and a global file system to help enterprises modernize storage to sync, lock and protect office documents and design files with a cloudfirst approach while securely and quickly making data available with a familiar NAS interface.


Paul Flanagan


Nasuni is a pioneer in the development of cloudnative global file systems. The Nasuni technology lets businesses scale to any level because of its cloud-native design, which unifies isolated silos of file storage at hundreds of locations around the world into a single cloud offering.

Quest Software

Patrick Nichols


Quest develops software to help businesses move, manage and secure infrastructures on-premises, in the cloud and across endpoints. The company’s offerings on the storage side include technologies for data governance, protection, operations, and migration and consolidation.


Björn Kolbeck

Co-Founder, CEO

Quobyte’s file and object storage software system is a POSIX-compatible, distributed parallel file system that works in cloud, on-premises and hybrid environments to provide policy-based data management, end-to-end data protection, and unified management that allows users to access the same file from any interface.


Frank Slootman

Chairman, CEO

Snowflake provides a single global platform for managing data and essential workloads with seamless data collaboration. It is a fully managed service that can power a near-unlimited number of concurrent workloads for data warehousing, data lakes, data engineering, data science, data application development and secure data sharing.


Dan Beer


StorMagic helps businesses store, manage, protect and use data at and from the edge. Products include SvSAN, a two-node virtual SAN for hyperconverged edge and small data center sites; SvKMS, an encryption key manager for edge, data center and cloud; and ARQvault for ingesting, tiering and using unstructured data.

Veeam Software

Anand Eswaran

Chairman, CEO

Veeam is a key provider of data management and data protection technologies for cloud, virtual, physical, SaaS and Kubernetes environments. In addition to its flagship data protection offering Veeam Availability Suite, the company offers comprehensive monitoring and analytics via its Veeam ONE technology.


Greg Hughes


Vertias, long a data protection leader, has moved solidly into data management with its NetBackup IT Analytics technology, formerly known as Aptare, which aggregates insight from all environments through a unified interface, and Data Insight, which provides data classification, file analysis and unstructured data visibility.