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The 10 Hottest Data Storage Startups Of 2021 (So Far)

CRN’s list of 10 data storage startups that made recent headlines as they came out of stealth or unveiled their first cloud storage, disaster recovery, and other innovations includes companies that story and protect data, manage it, or make it useful

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New Ways To Store, Share, And Manage Data

Data storage startups continue to redefine data storage even as the storage industry continues to redefine itself. Gone are the days when the list of the 10 hottest data storage startups was made up almost exclusively by hardware vendors. Instead, it is in software that the true innovations are found, particularly among startups. Indeed, behind every good storage hardware product is the key software--and the startups developing it--that make the hardware work.

This fits very closely with some of the key emerging data storage trends CRN is watching. Businesses are less and less concerned about whether data is stored and/or managed on-premises or in the cloud, or what the underlying hardware is, or even what particular brand names are on a box. Instead, they are increasingly looking for outcomes, for what impacts their business and advances their mission, and not the details of the infrastructure.

The data storage startups identified here are looking to advance those missions. Turn the page to learn more about them. And do so quickly. Some will be acquired, and some may disappear. And some may impact your own business in a significant way some day.

For more of the biggest startups, products and news stories of 2021 so far, click here. 

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