TwinStrata Selected as Finalist for MIT Sloan CIO Symposium's Innovation Showcase

Apr 24, 2012, 06:15 ET from TwinStrata, Inc.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 9th Annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium has announced TwinStrata, Inc., the leading innovator of cloud-based data storage, backup and disaster recovery solutions, as one of 10 finalists for the 2012 Innovation Showcase as its TwinStrata CloudArray® represents a cutting-edge B2B solution that combines the strong value and innovation to enterprise IT. TwinStrata will receive key exposure to many of the world's most creative and influential IT executives at the Symposium May 22.


After careful consideration, the Innovation Showcase judges, consisting of MIT faculty, entrepreneurs and early-stage investors, chose TwinStrata as it:

  • is selling B2B enterprise IT solutions to CIOs
  • shows innovation, as well as potential impact, on the top and bottom lines

"We are pleased to be named among the top innovators in enterprise IT and selected to attend the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium as an Innovation Showcase finalist," said Nicos Vekiarides, Chief Executive Officer at TwinStrata. "We look forward to showcasing our CloudArray enterprise-class data storage products and the many advantages of innovative hybrid cloud storage solutions to an audience of highly esteemed executives at this year's Symposium."

CloudArray virtual or physical appliances take minutes to configure and integrate public cloud, private cloud and local or remote storage devices into flexible "Cloud SANs" that provide unlimited storage, continuous data protection, tapeless offsite backup, instant disaster recovery, and branch office storage consolidation. CloudArray appliances are available from TwinStrata with software appliances available for immediate free download at

"We are very impressed with these Top 10 Innovation Showcase finalists, as their technologies demonstrate incredible state-of-the-art thinking to today and tomorrow's challenges," said David L. Verrill, Executive Director of the MIT Center for Digital Business, and the Co-chair of the Innovation Showcase. "The Innovation Showcase provides a terrific one-of-a-kind opportunity for these startups to gain a larger visibility in front of IT executives, key stakeholders and venture capitalists."

For a full list of Innovation Showcase finalists visit

The Innovation Showcase will take place at 6:20 p.m. in the Kresge Courtyard tent on Tuesday, May 22, at MIT, in Cambridge, Mass. The full agenda of the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is available at

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About TwinStrata, Inc.

TwinStrata is an innovator in enterprise-class data storage, data protection and disaster recovery/business continuity solutions using cloud storage. With TwinStrata CloudArray®, companies of all sizes can simply and economically leverage the scalability and efficiency of cloud storage while maintaining the availability, performance and security of local storage. CloudArray software and hardware solutions support all file and operating systems, and deliver substantial advantages over traditional off-site storage solutions, including a pay-as-you-go model, unlimited elastic capacity, local performance, in-cloud snapshots and disaster recovery, dynamic caching, automated policies, AES256 encryption, and continuous access to data. For more information visit or call 508-651-0199.

About the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium

The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is the premier global event for CIOs and senior IT executives to become better business leaders. In one day, CIOs and senior IT executives receive actionable information that enables them to meet the challenges of today's changing global economy. The annual event offers a day of interactive learning and thought-provoking discourse on the future of technology, best practices, and business that is not available anywhere else. The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is organized and developed by a team from the MIT Sloan Alumni Club of Boston, the MIT Center for Digital Business and the Boston Chapter of the Society for Information Management. Visit for more information and registration.

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