Weka Recognized as One of CRN’s Top 100 Storage Vendors for 2020

CAMPBELL, Calif., April 13, 2020 – WekaIO™ (Weka), the innovation leader in high-performance and scalable file storage for data-intensive applications, today announced that it is being recognized by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company in its first-ever 2020 Storage 100 list. This new list, carefully chosen by a panel of respected CRN editors, acknowledges leading storage vendors that offer transformative, cutting-edge solutions.

According to CRN, not only do these Storage 100 companies push the boundaries of innovation, but the list itself is also a valuable tool for solution providers looking to find vendors who can guide them through the intricate storage technology market. The Storage 100 list will become an annual reference for solution providers who are seeking out vendors offering superior storage solutions in areas such as software-defined storage, data protection, data management, and storage components.

“CRN’s Storage 100 list is our newest recognition of the best of the best in storage innovation,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “These companies are at the forefront of storage technology advancements, delivering state-of-the-art solutions built for the future. We acknowledge and congratulate them for their investment in R&D, engineering, and innovation. Their efforts enable solution providers to offer the best technology for their customers.”

“Our flagship solution, the Weka File System (WekaFS™), is revolutionizing the storage world by breaking through the limitations of previous generation products,” said Liran Zvibel, CEO and co-founder at WekaIO.  “WekaFS was uniquely built for organizations that solve big problems in their industry and demand datacenter agility. We deliver that by running on-premises, in the cloud, or with a hybrid approach; and our customers get unprecedented throughput and low latency performance with any Infiniband or Ethernet-enabled CPU or GPU-based cluster. Furthermore, we provide high security with state-of-the-art encryption, enterprise features, and the ease of use of shared NAS, including multiprotocol support for NFS and SMB.”

“Today’s data-intensive applications, stemming from artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), analytics, and genomics workloads, have placed extraordinary pressure on IT infrastructure — demanding highly scalable storage that delivers extreme performance,” added Barbara Murphy, vice president of marketing at WekaIO. “Weka delivers the industry’s best performance at any scale, with 10x the performance of legacy network-attached storage (NAS) systems and 3x the performance of local server storage. The current release introduces additional security and management features:  encryption that ensures that data is kept safe both in-flight and at-rest, and snapshot-to-object that facilitates workload migration, disaster recovery, and archiving.”

“WekaFS was purpose-built for high-performance technical computing and data-intensive applications.  Our clients across industries see immediate business value in how WekaFS can get a them to the next level in gleaning value from their data,” said Frederic Van Haren, CTO of HighFens, a Weka Innovation Network (WIN) Leader partner.

The 2020 Storage 100 list will be featured in the April 2020 issue of CRN® and online at www.crn.com/storage100.

To find a WIN partner, go to https://www.weka.io/partners.

For more information on HighFens, go to https://highfens.com/.

About WekaIO
Weka offers WekaFS, the modern file system that uniquely empowers organizations to solve the biggest problems holding back innovation. Optimized for NVMe and the hybrid cloud, Weka handles the most demanding storage challenges in the most data-intensive technical computing environments, delivering truly epic performance at any scale. Its modern architecture unlocks the full capabilities of today’s data center, allowing businesses to maximize the value of their high-powered IT investments. Weka helps industry leaders reach breakthrough innovations and solve previously unsolvable problems.

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