StorONE, developers of the S1 enterprise storage platform, announced the acquisition of Storage Switzerland, a leading analyst firm covering the storage, backup, and cloud markets. As part of the purchase, George Crump, Storage Switzerland’s founder, and lead analyst will join StorONE as Chief Marketing Officer. The firm’s staff members will have new positions within StorONE’s marketing department.
“We are thrilled to have George join the StorONE executive team with all Storage Switzerland employees,” said Gal Naor, StorONE co-founder, and CEO. “I have followed his phenomenal analysis of the storage market for 25 years and worked with him for much of that time. He has always been the champion of innovative technologies that meet new challenges data centers face. The fact that he has elected to join our team validates that George sees StorONE as one of the technologies that will change the storage landscape. He’s a great addition to our team and will lead worldwide marketing as we continue driving the positive momentum we have.”
Crump and the former Storage Switzerland team will spearhead the effort launching StorONE’s new Enterprise Storage Platform, an evolution in Software-Defined Storage that radically simplifies and drives down the cost of storage infrastructures while dramatically improving performance.
“In my 12 years as a storage analyst, there were only a handful of companies that I thought were highly differentiated,” said Crump. “StorONE is the leader of that group, and I look forward to helping them explain to customers the unique value and advantages that the solution can bring to the enterprise data center.”
StorONE and Crump’s primary initiative is the S1 Enterprise Storage Platform, also launched today. The customer-focused solution takes a platform approach to enterprise storage infrastructure, offering a single solution that works with all standard commodity servers. S1 Enterprise Storage Platform supports all storage media types, protocols, and interfaces while lowering storage costs and improving overall performance.
“We want to make IT Professionals the heroes of their organizations, and the S1 Storage Platform makes that possible,” said Crump.
The S1 Enterprise Storage Platform is available now. A live Webinar “What is an Enterprise Storage Platform” with Crump and StorONE VP of Strategic Accounts, Guy Loewenberg will be broadcast on Thursday, March 5 at 12:00 noon Eastern (9:00 a.m. Pacific). Crump and Loewenberg will explain how the S1 Enterprise Storage Platform differs from other storage solutions and show a live demonstration. To register visit:
StorONE’s mission is to make Storage Heroes by providing IT professionals with a solution that meets all the objectives of software-defined storage, plus adds data protection and resiliency that is 10X better than any other technology on the market. At the same time, it increases storage system performance 10X over industry standard. The result is StorONE’s Enterprise Storage Platform. StorONE founders are proven, successful entrepreneurs who boast over 50 patent awards. Top-tier industry luminaries and strategic investors back the company. The S1 Storage Platform changes the perception of data center storage from an IT cost center to a resource that provides organizations with a critical competitive advantage. The StorONE headquarters are in New York, with offices in Fort Worth TX, Tel Aviv, and Singapore. Additional information about StorONE is available at https://www.storone.com
About Storage SwitzerlandStorage Switzerland is the leading storage analyst firm focused on the emerging storage categories of memory-based storage, Big Data, virtualization, and cloud computing. The firm is widely known for its blogs, white papers, and videos that educate IT professionals on topics like storage infrastructure design and disaster recovery planning.