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Top Fastest Growing Storage Companies in 2015

500% for Vaultize

As last year, we are ranking here the top fastest growing storage companies, either start-ups, private or public firms, from 2014 to 2015, 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 three – 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 2014 three public companies deserved a position in our ranking: Box, Micron and Nimble Storage. This time they are also three: once more Box, Nimble Storage, and also Pure Storage becoming public last year.

Just one firm surpasses 500% yearly growth. SolidFire was number one in 2014 with 570% growth and was acquired by NetApp.

We think Box, Nimble Storage, Pure Storage  and Veeam are the biggest ones in global revenue in our list and we suspect that very 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.

All of them are headquartered in USA but Infinidat and Zerto in Herzliya, Israel and Massachusetts, Vaultize in India and Veeam in Baar, Switzerland.

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

Most Growing Storage Companies in 2015 From 2014

Ranking Vendors 2014/2015 Growth* Activity
1 Vaultize 500% Enterprise file security
2 Exablox 400% Cloud managed, scale-out, object-based storage appliance
3 Tegile Systems*** 350% Flash arrays
4 Infinidat 331% High-end enterprise storage systems
5 SoftNAS 330% Cloud storage OS
6 Cloudian 300% Software-defined smart data storage
7 Infrascale 200% Cloud backup and archive, disaster recovery,
and file sharing with military-grade security
8 Zadara Storage 200% Software-defined storage as a service
for public and private clouds 
9 Pure Storage***** 167% Flash arrays
10 Kaminario** 150% Flash arrays
11 Syncplicity** 112% Online storage and file synchronization service
12 Load DynamiX 100% Storage infrastructure performance validation
12 MapR* 100% Distribution for Apache Hadoop
for data protection and business continuity
12 onCloud 100% Cloud service powered by technologies of NWI Networks Data Center, subsidiary of New Wave Industries
12 ownCloud 100% Open source file sync and sharing
with universal file access to mobile device users
12 SimpliVity 100% Hyper-converged infrastructure 
12 Storage Made Easy 100% Enterprise file share and sync fabric
12 Tintri 100% Purpose-built SSD storage system for virtual machines
12 Zerto 100% BC and DR for virtualized IT infrastructure and cloud
20 Nutanix 90% Software for hyper-converged platform
21 Nasuni 84% Unified storage solution
combining hardware with cloud storage
22 Nakivo* 53% VM backup and replication for small businesses 
23 iXsystems 50% Enterprise storage and servers driven by open source
24 Nimble Storage***** 46% Flash storage solutions
25 Mellanox 42% IB and Ethernet connectivity
26 Box***** 38% Online storage and file sharing services
27 Datallnk***** 25% Data center services and solutions
28 Mimecast****** 23% Security, archiving and continuity cloud services
to protect business email
29 Veeam Software 22% Backup software for virtualization environment
30 Exagrid 20% De-dupe appliance

(Source: StorageNewsletter.com)

* bookings
** in number of clients
*** in number of units shipped
**** 3Q15 bookings
***** for 9-month period ended October 2015
****** for 9-month period ended December 2015

Note: At least five start-ups could be probably included in this table of fastest growing storage firms in 2015 but they didn’t prove it by publishing figures: Ctera Networks, Druva, Panzura, PernixData, Scale Computing, Scality and Unitrends.