CRN names ioFABRIC in Top 10 Coolest Storage Startups list

Dec 10, 2015, 08:35 ET from ioFABRIC

TORONTO, Dec. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CRN magazine has named ioFABRIC Inc. one of the year's 10 "coolest" startup companies in the data storage industry. Throughout the year, CRN identified vendors developing new storage products, classifying as startups only those that came out of stealth and unveiled their first offerings. The complete list of 10 is available at

"Every year brings the IT industry a new bumper crop of storage startups," wrote editor Joseph F. Kovar. "Toronto-based ioFABRIC in July came out of stealth mode with the unveiling of its first round of funding, and followed up a month later with the introduction of ioFABRIC Vicinity, a flash-optimized, software-defined storage solution for multi-vendor data centers."

"This has already been an extraordinary year for our company, and to be named one of the coolest startups by CRN is huge validation for our approach to transforming the efficiency and economics of storage through QoS-driven automation," said Steven Lamb, co-founder and CEO at ioFABRIC. "The entire list of vendors is well worth absorbing – there are some truly innovative and remarkable new visions for solving problems in data centers."

CRN is the leading source for all channel news, trends, analysis and best practices that today's solution provider community needs to be successful. CRN is published by The Channel Company (, which also produces events, consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms for technology suppliers, solution providers and end users.

ioFABRIC Vicinity delivers agility and ongoing cost savings across a multivendor data center. Vicinity features advanced storage automation that unifies existing storage resources, centralizes storage management, simplifies the deployment of flash, and improves storage utilization – delivering application-specific Quality of Service levels. ioFABRIC channel partners will have the opportunity to sell Vicinity as a licensed software and support solution or by white-labeling it with additional hardware and/or software.

About ioFABRIC

ioFABRIC Inc. is a software-defined storage company delivering QoS-based automation across existing and future storage investments.  Its flagship product, ioFABRIC Vicinity, creates a dynamic platform that delivers Storage-as-a-Service through an organization's entire infrastructure to drive efficiency, minimize complexity, and save management cost and time. Vicinity provides immediate ROI, reducing CAPEX and OPEX by utilizing existing systems and media to reach new levels of service. Vicinity will be sold through ioFABRIC's reseller and distribution channel on a price-for-capacity basis as an annual software subscription. Founded in 2013 by an executive team that has worked together for more than 20 years, the company is funded by private investors and Real Ventures. For more information, a free trial of Vicinity, or partnership opportunities, visit

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