Pliant Technology Featured on Lead411's Technology 500 List

Lead411 Technology 500 List of the Fastest Growing Technology Companies in the U.S. Features Pliant Technology at Number Five

Dec 09, 2010, 13:39 ET from Pliant Technology

MILPITAS, Calif., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Pliant Technology, developer of enterprise-class solid state storage devices designed to dramatically accelerate system and application performance while reducing IT costs, today announced that it has been selected to the Lead411 Technology 500 list of the fastest growing tech companies in the U.S.  The company is featured at the number five spot due to its enormous growth over the past two years.

Pliant's Lightning Enterprise Flash Drives (EFDs) are based on an advanced controller design and software architecture that delivers dramatic I/O performance and reliability improvements over existing solid state drive (SSD) technology and low energy consumption in demanding enterprise computing environments.

"We have developed EFDs as a new class of ultra-high performance, energy-efficient solid state drives in order to meet the demanding performance and reliability needs of data centers and other high performance computing environments," said Greg Goelz, vice president of marketing, Pliant Technology. "The Pliant Lightning EFD family of products offers enterprise-class reliability and endurance not available with any other SSD solution on the market today."

The mission of the Technology 500 is to recognize and rank the fastest growing technology companies in the United States.  Rankings are derived from revenue growth by percent from the year 2007 to the year 2009.  All information is self-reported from these private company applicants.  To qualify each company must have over $1M in 2009 yearly revenues and be within the technology industry.  Although in its first year of existence, the award received over 1,000 applicants.

"We created the Technology 500 Awards as a way to recognize companies that have the success formula right," said Tom Blue, founder of Technology 500 and Lead411.  "We are very pleased and feel fortunate to have Pliant Technology included."

About Lead411

Lead411 provides information, news, and research about U.S. companies and their executives. Founded in 2001, its goal has been to focus on quality corporate data that is valid and useful rather than producing as many company records as possible.  In addition, Lead411 tracks company news in order to alert its customers about venture financing, new hires, hiring plans, etc.  Customers include Gartner, Administaff and ADP.

About Pliant Technology

Pliant Technology's Enterprise Flash Drives (EFDs) are a new class of solid state storage devices that integrate seamlessly into enterprise information systems and dramatically improve performance, reliability, energy efficiency, and TCO.  Pliant's Lightning EFD family delivers breakthrough improvements over today's highest performing hard drive and SSD storage solutions for a range of data I/O intensive enterprise applications.  Pliant is based in Milpitas, Calif.  More information is available at, and on its blog, Enterprise Storage Sense.


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