The 10 Coolest Storage Startups Of 2016
Joseph F. Kovar
CEO and Founder: Najaf Husain
Cloudistics is in the fast-growing hyper-converged infrastructure business. The Reston, Va.-based startup in June came out of stealth with news that it closed a $15-million Series A round of funding let by Bain Capital Ventures.
Cloudistics developed the Adaptive Overlay Network, or AON, software-defined virtual network technology that virtualizes both the network and storage layers with a promise to allow full-line network performance at 10 Gbits per second and 40 Gbits per second. The technology takes advantage of Cloudistics' Elastic Flash Storage, a federated virtualized storage architecture that's optimized for flash and scales independently of compute and networking resources. In December, the company began partnering with network operating system vendor Pica8 to add OpenFlow and software-defined networking capabilities.