Weka Wins Product of the Year in TechTarget’s Enterprise Data Storage Awards Program

For the second year, the editors of Storage magazine and SearchStorage, analysts, and other industry professionals select the Weka Limitless Data Platform as Product of the Year.

CAMPBELL, Calif. – February 23, 2021WekaIO™ (Weka), the fastest-growing data platform for artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML), life sciences research, enterprise technical computing, and high-performance data analytics (HPDA) announced today that its Limitless Data Platform, built on the Weka File System (WekaFS™), has been awarded the gold medal for the second year in a row in the category of “storage system and application software” in the 2020 Storage Products of the Year presented by TechTarget’s Storage magazine and SearchStorage.

“Built from the ground up to use flash, modern networking technologies, and the public cloud, WekaFS, ‘has long been the gold standard for high-performance file systems,’ according to one judge,” writes Johnny Yu for SearchStorage. “The reigning champion from last year, WekaFS won gold again this year thanks to significant improvements. Judges were impressed with how WekaFS has continued to evolve with the market, adding relevant support and features to deliver high-performance data to modern applications.”

“We are grateful to the editors of Storage magazine and other industry professionals who bestowed this honor on us. Weka rose to the top again with the launch of our Limitless Data Platform, which delivers simplicity, speed, and scale,” said Ken Grohe, President and CRO at WekaIO. “Delivered as a broad solution for many use cases through our partner network, the Platform is built on the Weka File System (WekaFS™), a software-defined architecture that delivers one of the industry’s best performance and efficiencies by leveraging the latest technologies in storage such as flash, high-speed networking, compute acceleration technologies. Weka just keeps getting better and better, as seen in our recent announcement regarding 350% growth in our cloud business last year.”

A panel of industry experts, analysts, consultants, and Storage magazine and SearchStorage editors judged more than 100 entries to determine the Products of the Year in five categories. Products were rated based on innovation, performance, ease of integration into the environment, ease of use and manageability, functionality, and value.

Weka’s Limitless Data Platform gives its users competitive advantages, enabling them to create new revenue opportunities, get products to market faster, achieve breakthroughs, perform better, and create innovative business opportunities. Recent innovations include Weka AI™ to accelerate edge-to-core-to cloud data pipelines that are powered by GPUs, Kubernetes CSI plugin for cloud-native storage agility, SAS Analytics reference design that reduces wall clock time by 5X for long-running jobs, and reference architectures with leading object storage technologies to simplify data access from flash to object storage to the cloud.

WekaIO has received multiple awards in the past few months including Flash Memory Summit Best of Show, TechTarget Enterprise Data Storage Product of the Year Award, AI Excellence Award, CRN Coolest Cloud Vendor, and Aragon Research Hot Vendor in AI.

For more information on Storage magazine and SearchStorage Products of the Year, and a complete list of winners, visit https://searchstorage.techtarget.com/feature/The-best-enterprise-storage-systems-and-products-of-2020.

To find a WekaFS authorized reseller in the Weka Innovation Networks, go to https://www.weka.io/partners.

WekaIO (Weka) is used by eight of the Fortune 50 enterprise organizations to uniquely solve the newest, biggest problems holding back innovation and discovery. Weka solutions are purpose-built to future-ready the accelerated and agile data center. Optimized for NVMe-flash and the hybrid cloud, its advanced architecture handles the most demanding storage challenges in the most data-intensive technical computing environments, delivering truly epic performance at any scale, enabling organizations to maximize the full value of their data center investments. Weka helps the enterprise solve big IT infrastructure problems to accelerate business outcomes and speed productivity. For more information, go to https://www.weka.io

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WekaFS, ‘has long been the gold standard for high-performance file systems,’ according to one judge.

Johnny Yu for SearchStorage