Chris Gladwin, CEO and Founder of Cleversafe, Recognized as a 2010 Storage Superstar by Everything Channel's CRN

Honored for pioneering storage technology that delivers highest security and scalability for massive digital archives and cloud-based systems

Jun 22, 2010, 12:14 ET from Cleversafe Inc.

CHICAGO, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Cleversafe Inc., the leader in resilient storage solutions ideally suited for storage clouds and massive digital archives, today announced that Chris Gladwin, chief executive officer and founder of Cleversafe, has been named a 2010 Storage Superstar by Everything Channel's CRN. This first annual list, created by Everything Channel editorial, includes the top thought leaders, researchers and executives in the data storage industry. CRN felt it was important to focus on the visionaries and innovators who have made major contributions and advancements to grow the storage industry and push it forward.  

Gladwin has spent the past several years pioneering resilient storage as the solution to the security and scalability challenges existing within the storage industry. As founder of Cleversafe, Gladwin wrote the first algorithms for the Dispersed Storage™, which is the driving technology for resilient storage. Dispersed Storage™ technology enables organizations relying on massive digital archives or cloud-based systems to receive the necessary confidentiality, integrity and scalability in the most cost-effective way possible. Gladwin  was previously the inventor of the industry's first personal storage server and has created over 200 issued and pending patents related to Dispersed Storage™ technology, wireless remote interface, and Internet service technology.

"I am pleased to be recognized as one of CRN's first Storage Superstars," said Chris Gladwin, founder and CEO, Cleversafe. "The honor is a testament to the commitment Cleversafe has dedicated to its customers and the storage industry as we continue our vision of supplying the most secure and scalable technology available for storing massive amounts of data."

"Solution providers who design and deploy storage infrastructures deal with a technology where change is the only constant," said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. "Small businesses and enterprises alike need to safely store, back up, recover and archive data and these Storage Superstars are many of the unsung heroes who have helped invent better ways of doing this.  Yet many of these individuals seldom get the recognition they deserve. We congratulate all the 'Storage Superstars,' and are happy to provide an opportunity to shine the spotlight on them."

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