Data storage startups: 10 emerging vendors worth watching

The best of today’s storage startups stand out in the areas of solid-state storage, cloud storage, virtualization and SAN/NAS.

Startups give us a glimpse into the future of data storage. The best of today's data storage startups will fill...

technology and product gaps that often go overlooked by larger vendors, and some will provide future products for the big boys through acquisitions.

A peek at the best data storage startups also shows what’s hot in the industry. Today, we see many solid-state storage, virtualization, cloud storage and SAN/NAS vendors poking their heads out. That’s where the venture funding is going, and that’s where some of the best technology and services lie.

So which companies might grow into large vendors tomorrow or spark bidding wars among the giants looking to acquire them? Here are 10 that are worth keeping a close eye on.

This was first published in August 2011

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