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Top 20 Fastest Growing Storage Companies in 2016

Leaders being StorPool up 360% in revenue, Unitrends 300%, Kaminario 270%
By Jean-Jacques Maleval on 2017.03.09

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Yearly since 2013, we are ranking the top fastest growing storage companies in sales, either start-ups, private or public firms, from 2015 to 2016 (calendar year or fiscal year), based on published figures only.

This ranking will be updated when we will get more information from other companies.

They are all privately held  - but five - and about never reveal the exact figure of their sales. But a bunch of them have published press releases demonstrating their growth in percentage of sales, bookings or in number of customers or units shipped. We have classified below these firms depending on their published growth.

In 2015, three public companies deserved a position in our ranking: Box, Nimble Storage and  Pure Storage. This time they are five: Box, Carbonite, Mellanox Nimble Storage and Pure Storage.

Just two firms surpass 300% yearly growth: StorPool (350%) and Unitrends (330%). Last year leaders were Vaultize (500%), Exablox  acquired by StorageCraft (400%), Tegile (350%) ,  Infinidat (331%), SoftNAS (330%) and  Cloudian (300%).

We think Box, Mellanox, Nasuni, Nimble Storage, Pure Storage and Veeam are the biggest ones in global revenue in our list and we suspect that few of all the companies listed are profitable.

Of course we missed all the private storage companies that didn't reveal anything on their financial activity. For two reasons: 1/ they are successful but neglect to inform us about it; 2/ they are not successful and prefer not divulge their results.

Among them, the majority is involved in software-defined storage and backup software, storage cloud, all-flash, hybrid subsystems or hyperconverged infrastructure.

Most Growing Storage Companies in 2016 From 2015

Ranking Vendors 2015/2016 Growth Activity
1 StorPool 350% software managing distributed disk arrays and consolidating them into single shared storage
2 Unitrends 330% all-in-one enterprise backup and continuity solution
3 Kaminario 270% all-flash arrays
4 Infinidat 144% high end enterprise storage subsystems
5 Cirrus Data Solutions 122% data migration, acceleration, and protection
6 Cloudian 120% software-defined smart storage
7 Tegile Systems 100% flash storage arrays
8 Nasuni 92%
(subscription revenue)
software-defined storage as a service
for public and private clouds 
9 Nakivo 89% VM backup and replication for small businesses
10 Nutanix 85% hyperconverged storage system
10 Scality 85% SDS for object and cloud storage
12 Pivot3 84% storage-centric hyperconverged infrastructure
13 Actifio 80% enterprise data-as-a-service
14 MSys Technologies 55% consulting and services company in storage, cloud computing, virtualization, etc.
15 Carbonite 52% Internet-based backup service
16 Pure Storage 65% all-flash arrays
17 Box 32% online storage and file sharing services
18 Mellanox 30% IB and Ethernet connectivity
19 Veeam Software 28% backup software for virtualization environment
20 Nimble Storage 25% hybrid and all-flash system, acquired by HPE

(Source: StorageNewsletter.com)

Note: Other start-ups could be probably included in this table of fastest growing storage firms in 2016 but they didn't prove it by publishing precisely their yearly growing figures: Cohesity, Ctera Networks, Exagrid, Hypergrid, IXsystems, Pivot3,  Qumulo, Rubrik, Trivalent, Virtual Instruments, Zadara and Zerto.

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Top Fastest Growing Storage Companies in 2014
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Top Fastest Growing Storage Companies in 2013
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by Jean-Jacques Maleval | 2014.02.05 | News

 

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