Data Storage: 17 Promising Storage Companies Flying Under the Radar

 
 
By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2010-07-14 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We read on a regular basis about large, successful data storage companies such as EMC, NetApp, Compellent, Xiotech, 3PAR and Isilon Systems and the storage divisions of IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Hitachi Data Systems, Oracle and Fujitsu. After all, they make news and get the headlines. Many of them started out small and were managed well enough to survive in a cutthroat international storage market. In this slide show, eWEEK has compiled a list of up-and-coming independent storage companies that have the potential to grow up and be an EMC or NetApp someday—if they don't get acquired first.
 
 
 

17 Promising Storage Companies Flying Under the Radar

by Chris Preimesberger
17 Promising Storage Companies Flying Under the Radar
 
 
 
 
 
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on Salesforce.com and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and DevX.com and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz
 
 
 
 
 
 

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