Wasabi, the hot cloud storage company, today announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named the company to its 2021 Software-Defined Data Center 50 list. This annual list acknowledges technology vendors that partner with solution providers to virtualize all aspects of data center infrastructure – from storage and networking to compute and security – to truly deliver a software-centric IT solution.
The Software-Defined Data Center 50 is selected by a panel of CRN editors each year who review companies based on feedback from solution providers in the industry, as well as the strength of the vendors’ technology portfolios, effectiveness, visibility, business and sales influence, and their impact on the channel.
“Wasabi is on a mission to empower partners and customers with a game-changing, high-performance solution they can fully trust, and that also allows them to capitalize on one of the biggest opportunities in IT today – data storage in the cloud,” said Laurie Mitchell, VP of Channel and International Marketing at Wasabi. “This recognition from CRN is a testament to our team’s commitment to innovation and excellence at every level, and driving real, tangible value with our offerings.”
Wasabi is leading the transformation of cloud storage strategy across the world with a solution that is 1/5th the cost of Amazon S3, has zero fees for egress or API requests and requires no vendor lock-in, enabling companies to cut their data storage costs by up to 80%. Over the last year, Wasabi’s storage has tripled, with deployed storage recently passing one exabyte. Additionally, the company has reached over 22,000 customers worldwide, increased its channel network to over 5,000 partners worldwide and expanded its data centers in the US, Europe, and Japan.
“From industry stalwarts to innovative startups, these vendors are transforming the software-defined data center market, partnering with top solution providers to create agile, efficient, cost-effective data center solutions that foster scalable, easy-to-manage IT environments,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “We at The Channel Company congratulate them on their dedication to delivering best-in-class data center products and services to help improve business across the industry. They are truly raising the bar for the modern data center.”
Wasabi provides simple, predictable and affordable hot cloud storage for businesses all over the world. It enables organizations to store and instantly access an infinite amount of data at 1/5th the price of the competition with no complex tiers or unpredictable egress fees. Trusted by tens of thousands of customers worldwide, Wasabi has been recognized as one of technology’s fastest-growing and most visionary companies. Created by Carbonite co-founders and cloud storage pioneers David Friend and Jeff Flowers, Wasabi has secured nearly $275 million in funding to date and is a privately held company based in Boston.