Consider this: Over the next decade, the number of servers (virtual and physical) will grow by a factor of 10, the amount of information managed by enterprise datacenters will grow by a factor of 50, and the number of files the datacenter will have to deal with will grow by a factor of 75, at least. Meanwhile, the number of IT professionals in the world will grow by less than a factor of 1.5.IDC,
For Jeff Flowers, the inspiration for Storiant came from his experience at Carbonite, an online backup service for consumers where he was co-founder and CTO, and responsible for the storage of more than 130 million gigabytes (130 petabytes) of consumer data. Protecting this much data from loss meant designing a storage architecture with exceptional reliability. And because Carbonite was a consumer business with a flat-rate business model, it also meant doing so at costs lower than any in the industry.
It wasn’t long before Jeff realized that if Carbonite needed a reliable, ultra-low-cost way to store data on a massive scale, others would too. So with a core engineering team of former Carbonite programmers and architects; and investors David Friend, CEO of Carbonite, and David Skok, General Partner of Matrix Partners; Jeff founded Storiant in the summer of 2012.
Today, that inspiration still drives us at Storiant. Our mission is to make it affordable enough to store an almost infinite amount of data indefinitely, making a massive “data lake” the foundation for emerging solutions like big data analytics and business continuity; and the foundation for traditional solutions like backup, regulatory compliance and data cold storage.
How do we do it? With the first storage management software modeled on the long-term storage approaches already in use at Amazon, Google, and Facebook. Built for secure private clouds. Scalable to exabytes. Accessible in seconds. And more affordable than a public cloud.
Storiant is headquartered in Boston, MA, with a team of more than 35 creative, motivated, and focused professionals.