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Start-Up Profile: Komprise, Getting $6 Million Financial Funding

In software using analytics-driven adaptive automation to manage massive data growth transparently across all storage silos
By Jean-Jacques Maleval on 2015.09.29

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Company
Komprise, Inc.

HQs
Campbell, CA

Date founded
2014

Financial funding
$6 million series A in June 2015 led by led by Canaan Partners to hire more employees.

Main executives and co-founders
Komprise is the third start-up for the three co-founders. Their last company Kaviza, acquired by Citrix in May 2011, eliminated the cost and complexity of virtual desktops with a converged scale-out VDI architecture that eliminated the reliance on SANs. It was adopted by thousands of customers worldwide and OEMed by Dell.

Komprise ceo goswaniKumar Goswami, CEO: He was formerly charter member at TiE and VP products at Citrix, each time for two years. Before that, he was the co-founder and CEO of Kaviza. He worked previously for HP Laboratory, Kovair, OnLive Technologies, Tandem (HP), Raytheon and GE Research.

Krishna Subramanian, president and COO: She worked at Citrix, Kaviza and Sun.

Michael (Mike) Peercy, CTO: He co-founded Kaviza and served as director of product development at Kovair.

Number of employees
The figure was not revealed by the company that said the team includes experts from companies like NetApp, IBM, HDS, as well as software and SaaS specialists from companies like Intuit and Citrix.
 
Technology
Komprise is a software solution designed to use analytics-driven adaptive automation to manage massive data growth transparently across all storage silos. The solution manages, organizes, protects and provides access to data across both on-premise and cloud data stores, without changes to existing processes or infrastructures. It runs as a SaaS service and is not in the primary data path.
The analytics-driven data management software works with heterogeneous on premise and cloud storage without agents or complex configurations. It transparently moves data without changes to users, apps, or processes. The scale-out architecture elastically handles scale. The software gives clients a cost-efficient, automated way to store, organize, and analyze data in both on-premise servers and the cloud
Customers can take advantage of advances such as the cheap Amazon S3 IA without any changes on their end. It breaks the endless cycle of buying and managing more storage and instead delivers infinite capacity with existing storage, with no changes to users or apps.
It can be deployed in under 15 minutes.
Customers can go from downloading the virtual appliance to getting data insights on their storage and planning their data management approaches.
"Businesses can save up to 70% of costs while increasing efficiency," says Peercy. "Another use case is for Dev/Ops teams that want to run new apps in the cloud but the data needed is on-premise—Komprise enables to have data available where they need it with automation and efficiency."
 
Released date
Early Access program available

Price range
There is no cost to join the Early Access program. Pricing is not yet available.

Roadmap
General availability in 1Q16

Partners
Komprise is developing channel partnerships worldwide. Technology partners include Amazon Web Services, VMWare, and Microsoft.

Main customers
Beta customers from medium to large enterprises

Applications
Data management, alternative to new storage purchases, data protection, remote/branch site management, tiering, archival, backup, DR

Target market
Mid-size to large enterprises

Competitors
Traditional data management vendors like CommVault, EMC, IBM, Veritas, etc.

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