WekaIO Recognized by CRN as Emerging Cloud Vendor for 2017

San Jose, Calif. – May 22, 2017 – WekaIO, a high-performance cloud storage software company that exceeds NFS performance in a sharable file system solution through their revolutionary metadata handling, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named WekaIO to its 2017 list of Emerging Vendors in the Cloud category. This annual list recognizes recently founded, up-and-coming technology suppliers who are shaping the future of the IT channel through unique technological innovations. In addition to celebrating these standout companies, the Emerging Vendors list serves as a valuable resource for solution providers looking to expand their portfolios with cutting-edge technology.

WekaIO promises a shared accelerated storage solution that enables high performance file storage for public and private cloud deployments without compromising on scalability, or ease of management. WekaIO is targeting Enterprise IT whose ability to be agile has been compromised by the structural limitations of legacy external storage architectures, resulting in silos of storage that has added considerable cost and complexity to their datacenters. WekaIO’s software based scale-out storage solution is optimized to leverage the performance of flash technology to support both large and small file access, either randomly or sequentially. It can be deployed as cloud native virtualized file storage with compute and storage integrated into the application cluster, eliminating data center cost and complexity.

 “CRN’s 2017 Emerging Vendors represent the next generation of IT change agents, producing a wide range of leading-edge products that solution providers should keep an eye on in the coming year and beyond,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “This award recognizes technology supplier startups that are disrupting the status quo, aggressively creating and innovating to meet the ever-changing demands of the IT market.”

“Being recognized by CRN as an Emerging Cloud Vendor serves as validation that there is a market for disruptive technology that simplifies how storage is provisioned in the data center today,” said Richard Dyke, Vice President of Sales at WekaIO. “Our commitment to grow in the channel will help us pursue new accounts in key verticals for both on-premises and public cloud computing workflows.”

John Downey, Founder, NextGen Storage, commented: “There is a strong market for software-centric data storage solutions that remove the performance and scalability limitations associated with legacy NAS. NextGen and WekaIO are working together to bring complete solutions to enterprise IT, creating a single infrastructure with limitless performance and scalability that unlocks the true potential of the cloud for our customers.”

The Emerging Vendors Cloud and Data Center lists will be featured in the June 2017 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/emergingvendors.

About WekIO

WekaIO leapfrogs legacy infrastructures and improves IT agility by delivering software-centric data storage solutions that unlock 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 or email us at sales@weka.io.

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