Company Racks Up Another Technology Award, Adding to a Long String of Prominent Wins
SAN FRANCISCO, July 20, 2011 — RainStor, an infrastructure software company specializing in online data retention and retrieval, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners. With this announcement, RainStor continues its tradition of placing at the top of the industry’s best awards in 2011, including Gartner’s ‘Cool Vendor in Storage Technologies,’Red Herring ‘Top 100 Private Companies’ in both Europe and the U.S., the Network Products Guide ‘Top 100 Hot Companies to Watch,’ ‘Innovation in Information Technology’ Golden Bridge Awards and AlwaysOn On Demand ‘Top 100 Private Company.’
“This year’s AlwaysOn Global 250 are companies driven by the biggest mega-trends, including the accelerating growth of mobile users, cloud computing and SaaS offerings, globalization, and the socialization of commerce and basically everything online,” says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “This year’s winners clearly represent some of the highest-growth opportunities we’ve seen in the private company marketplace in the history of the global Silicon Valley.”
Inclusion in the AlwaysOn Global 250 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players in the global Silicon Valley. RainStor was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value and media buzz. RainStor and the AlwaysOn Global 250 companies will be honored at AlwaysOnâ€™s ninth annual Innovation Summit at Santa Clara University on July 28, 2011, at the Louis B. Mayer Theatre at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, Calif.
“RainStor’s recent accolades prove the importance of our one-of-a-kind approach for reducing the cost and complexity of preserving massive amounts of information in the enterprise and the cloud,” said John Bantleman, CEO at RainStor. “The recognition we’ve received this year is truly a testament to RainStor’s specialized technology and innovative approach to Big Data retention. We look forward to continuing our leadership and enhancing our unique approach by working closely with our partners to bring cost-effective and easy-to-use offerings to end users.”
According to RainStor, Big Data management and retention are problems that will affect every sector but is particularly pronounced in industries that generate large volumes of data from machines, networks, meters and sensors seen across communications, utilities smart-grid and the broader security sector. As more and more data is generated, the associated challenges with managing and retaining data long-term will impose complexity and increased costs for IT, and also hinder a company’s ability to scale and ‘future proof’ their infrastructure. RainStor helps organizations meet these challenges with specialized database technology capabilities built around extreme data compression and de-duplication that allows organizations to harness their data growth in the most cost-effective way.
To learn more about RainStor, visit http://www.rainstor.com.
AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn’s preeminent executive event series includes the Innovation Summit, OnMedia, OnHollywood, Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic / IMPACT 2011, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, Venture Summit East, GoingGreen Silicon Valley, and GoingGreen East. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand.
RainStor is a technology pioneer in Online Data Retention (OLDR). The company’s specialized data repository significantly reduces the total cost of retaining data through extreme data reduction, simplified data management and near-perfect scalability on commodity hardware. RainStor solutions are deployed by technology partners across multiple industries and include AdaptiveMobile, Dell, HP, Informatica, On Point Technology and Teradata to reduce the cost and complexity of preserving information in the enterprise or the cloud. RainStor has been deployed at over 100 blue chip companies to address key data retention requirement.
RainStor is a privately held company with offices in San Francisco, USA and Gloucester, UK. For more information, visit www.rainstor.com. Join the conversation at www.twitter.com/rainstor.
Kulesa Faul for RainStor