BlueArchive, New Story or Storiant Revival?

Start-up founded in February 2016
By Philippe Nicolas on 2016.05.30

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fExcelero, NicolasThis article was published on May 6, 2016 on the blog of Philippe Nicolas who worked at SGI, Veritas, Symantec, Brocade and Scality, and is currently advisor for OpenIO, Infinit, Rozo Systems, Guardtime, and Solix Technologies.



BlueArchive, new story or Storiant revival?

BlueArchive, Inc., a start-up founded in February 16, 2016, seems to be the new flavor of Storiant. Storiant, formerly SageCloud, has recruited SASI to sell the company, I refer to that in an post written in October 2015.

There is no web site for the company and of course no logo yet, telling me that people wish to operate in stealth mode.

BlueArchive is based in Boston, MA like Storiant and Carbonite and the founders are David Friend and Jeff Flowers, two good friends who built Carbonite and SageCloud. Hum, you get my point, things converge.

BlueArchive received $1.94 million in May 16, 2016.

When you check the LinkedIn profil of Jeff Flowers, you read the following sentence "BlueArchive specializes in large scale date archiving cloud service" and globally we have found only three people on LinkedIn from the company.

As cold, long-term and compliance storage is one of the fantastic opportunity in the industry, we still don't understand how a company - Storiant - that built such interesting solution finally went out of business. Let's wait and see what BlueArchive will develop and how they will approach the market.

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