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,
Jeff Flowers' inspiration for Storiant arose from in-the-trenches experience with many petabytes of customer data at Carbonite where he was a co-founder and CTO. For Carbonite, delivering a state-of-the-art online data backup solution for consumers means ease-of-use and high data reliability at a very competitive price. But with Carbonite’s success came an enormous growth in overall data stored - and the subsequent challenge of tightly managing the growing storage cost in a margin-driven consumer business. The experience derived at Carbonite is the backbone of core capability for Storiant today.
With a few former Carbonite programmers and architects as the core engineering team, and with David Friend, CEO of Carbonite, and David Skok, General Partner of Matrix Partners, as leading investors, Jeff founded Storiant, formerly SageCloud, in the summer of 2012.
Storiant’s mission is to deliver breakthrough price points for Cold Storage Tiering - cost-effectively managing petabyte-scale storage of data that is written once but infrequently accessed. With Storiant, data center professionals can reap the benefits of storage on disk at the price points of storage on tape. To achieve these new economies, the Storiant team has developed cutting-edge software that resolves the data durability deficiencies of commodity drives and leverages better power management designs of open stack enclosures.
Today, the Storiant team is headquartered in Boston, MA and has expanded to over 30 professionals with deep experience in building successful software companies from the ground up.