WekaIO Honored with CRN 2017 Tech Innovator Award

WekaIO Matrix 3.1 Software Takes Top Honors in the 2017 Cloud Storage Category

San Jose, CA, December 12th, 2017 – WekaIO, the leader in high performance, scalable parallel file system technology for data intensive applications, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized WekaIO with a 2017 CRN Tech Innovator Award. These annual awards honor standout hardware, software or services that have helped to move the IT industry forward. In compiling the 2017 Tech Innovator Award list, CRN editors evaluated 216 products across 32 technology categories using several criteria, including technological advancements, uniqueness of features and potential to help solution providers solve end users’ IT challenges. WekaIO’s Version 3.1 took top honors in the Cloud storage category.

WekaIO Matrix is the first distributed file system written to run natively on NVMe and Flash technologies, delivering the highest performance file storage for compute-intensive applications and technical compute workloads. Launched at AWS re:Invent, the new snapshot functionality in WekaIO’s Matrix Version 3.1 is designed to help users fully realize the promise of the cloud with a single vendor solution to support remote backup to Amazon S3, cloud bursting from on-premises to AWS for on-demand computing or utilize its Pause/Resume feature for cost-effective utilization of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances.

WekaIO is fully self-service and provisionable on most Amazon EC2 instances with locally attached SSDs, and is ideal for deep learning, analytics, genomics and HPC customers looking for a feature-rich, high-performance file system for their compute intensive applications running on AWS. The software can be automatically provisioned as a hyperconverged solution where applications and storage share the same instances, or as dedicated storage servers that connect other lower cost Amazon EC2 instances without local SSD storage.

“WekaIO Matrix Version 3.1 allows enterprises to develop a true utility compute and storage model with extreme performance, high bandwidth and cloud scalbility while delivering significant cost savings,” said Barbara Murphy, VP of Markteing at WekaIO. “We are very honored to be recognized by CRN for the unique offering we have developed. We are working with our channel partners to eliminate storage bottlenecks and deliver speed and agility that their customers require for deep learning and analytics workloads.”

“The vendors and products on CRN’s Tech Innovator list represent some of the most creative and forward-thinking achievements yet seen in the IT channel,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “We are honored to celebrate their ingenuity and the growth they are driving across the industry, from increased worker productivity and sales to expanded solutions for complex problems and trailblazing innovation.”

The Tech Innovator Awards will be featured in the December issue of CRN and can be viewed online at crn.com/techinnovators.

About WekaIO
WekaIO leapfrogs legacy infrastructures and improves IT agility by delivering faster access to data with software-centric data storage solutions that accelerates application performance and unlocks the true promise of the cloud. WekaIO Matrix™ software is ideally suited for performance intensive workloads such as Web 2.0 application serving, financial modeling, life sciences research, media rendering, Big Data analytics, log management and government or university research. For more information, visit www.weka.io, email us at sales@weka.io, or watch our latest video here.

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WekaIO Version 3.1 is available now on AWS Marketplace and through select resellers.

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