WekaIO Receives AIconic Award for “Best Innovation in Deep Learning”

WekaIO snags the honor among shortlisted vendors that included NetApp and Pure Storage

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Sept. 21, 2018 – WekaIO, the innovation leader in high-performance, scalable file storage for data intensive applications, today announced that it has received another industry award; the AIconic Award for “Best Innovation in Deep Learning” from AI Business. WekaIO was presented with the award during the AIconics Awards Ceremony on Sept. 18, prior to the launch of the AI Summit San Francisco.

The AIconics are the world’s only independently-judged awards championing the innovators and early adopters of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies for practical real-world applications. They are the first industry awards to recognize and showcase the brilliance of the visionaries developing technologies spanning Image Recognition and Deep Analytics on a world stage. Nominations are reviewed by a panel of 11 judges from around the world alongside the co-founders of AI Business to select the foremost innovators in the AI Space.

“We have worked hard to demonstrate how Matrix leapfrogs legacy storage architectures and solves the I/O starvation problem for deep learning workloads, and the market is clearly listening and responding,” said Barbara Murphy, vice president of marketing at WekaIO. “Fortunately, we have a solution that is truly visionary and solves core IT challenges with performance, efficiency, and agility that almost sells itself because the business case is so strong.”

Vendors products in this category were measured on their ability to drive machine learning applications toward the true potential of AI. Deep Learning is one of the key pillars for advancing practical AI and enabling exponential development of applications for real world businesses, in analyzing data across image, text, and sound. WekaIO Matrix™, the world’s fastest file system and WekaIO’s flagship product, stood out from the pool of shortlisted vendors and was recognized for delivering a solution that accelerated deep learning insights as well as delivering ROI, ease-of-use, and improving efficiency for the end user.

This award follows a steady flow of accolades WekaIO has received recently, including Gartner Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies, Network World’s 10 Hot Hybrid-Cloud Startups to Watch, and Silicon Review’s 10 Fastest Growing Storage Companies. WekaIO Matrix delivers unmatched high-performance computing (HPC) class storage with enterprise class features and services, all in one solution that provides IT with a robust platform to support AI-based and data-intensive applications.

To learn more about WekaIO Matrix and its ability to enable deep learning workloads for AI, read the Evaluator Group white paper, “Architectural Considerations to Reduce AI Training Time and  Accelerate Intelligence.”

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About WekaIO

WekaIO helps companies manage scale and future proof their data center so that they can solve real problems that impact the world.  WekaIO Matrix™ is the world’s fastest shared parallel file system that leapfrogs legacy storage infrastructures by delivering simplicity, scale, and faster performance for a fraction of the cost. In the cloud or on-premises, WekaIO’s NVMe-native high-performance software-defined storage solution removes the barriers between the data and the compute layer, thus accelerating artificial intelligence, machine learning, genomics, research, and analytics workloads.

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