SOURCE: DriveScale


June 20, 2017 10:00 ET

DriveScale Recognized as an IDC Innovator

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 20, 2017) - DriveScale, the leader in delivering Software Composable Infrastructure (SCI) for modern workloads, today announced it has been recognized as an "IDC Innovator" in the IDC Innovators: Composable/Software-Defined Infrastructure, 2017 (doc #US42024817, March 2017) report.

IDC Innovators are chosen by IDC analysts within a specific market, represent leading advancements in technology and exemplify innovative approaches to new or existing business models.

"When choosing IDC Innovators, we look for companies that offer an innovative new technology, a groundbreaking approach to an existing issue or an interesting new business model. For the Composable and Software-Defined Infrastructure industry, it was crucial that the solutions chosen were at the forefront of innovation in data center technology," said Ashish Nadkarni, Program Director of Computing Platforms at IDC. "We see a strong need in the market for a solution like DriveScale. Its software-based data center architecture gives IT operations a more flexible and responsive scale-out infrastructure that reduces cost and wasted resources while allowing them to quickly adapt to changing workloads."

"This recognition is further validation of DriveScale's commitment to providing enterprises with a solution to the complexity they face in today's data center environments. With several decades of industry experience, our team is dedicated to enabling IT administrators to maximize the efficiency and agility of their data center operations by building a modern computing architecture that breaks through today's infrastructure limitations," said DriveScale CEO Gene Banman. "This inclusion in the IDC Innovators report is another confirmation that we are working towards solving today's data center challenges with a next generation infrastructure."

About IDC Innovators
IDC Innovators reports present a set of vendors - under $100M in revenue at time of selection - chosen by an IDC analyst within a specific market that offer an innovative new technology, a groundbreaking approach to an existing issue, and/or an interesting new business model. It is not an exhaustive evaluation of all companies in a segment or a comparative ranking of the companies. Vendors in the process of being acquired by a larger company may be included in the report provided the acquisition is not finalized at the time of publication of the report. Vendors funded by venture capital firms may also be included in the report even if the venture capital firm has a financial stake in the vendor's company. IDC INNOVATOR and IDC INNOVATORS are trademarks of International Data Group, Inc.

About DriveScale
DriveScale is the leader in Software Composable Infrastructure for modern workloads. Our innovative data center solution empowers IT to disaggregate compute and storage resources and quickly and easily recompose them to meet the needs of the business. Enterprises can respond faster to changing application environments, maximize the efficiency of their assets, and save on equipment and operating expenses. DriveScale supports modern workloads such as Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, NoSQL, Cassandra, Docker, Kubernetes and other distributed applications at a fraction of the cost of alternative platforms. DriveScale, based in Sunnyvale, CA, is founded by technologists with deep roots in IT architecture that built enterprise-class systems for Cisco and Sun Microsystems. Investors include Pelion Venture Partners, Nautilus Venture Partners and Ingrasys, a wholly owned subsidiary of Foxconn. Visit or follow us on Twitter at @DriveScale_Inc.

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