Datera Recognized on CRN’s Software-Defined Data Center 50 List

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 16, 2018Datera, Inc., the leading provider of application-driven data services for enterprises and clouds, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Datera to its 2018 Software-Defined Data Center 50 list.

The list recognizes companies that are teaming with solution providers to provide dramatic advances in data center compute, storage and network automation and intelligence. The 2018 Software-Defined Data Center 50 is based on ongoing feedback throughout the year from solution providers on the strength of the vendors’ technology portfolio, channel influence, effectiveness and visibility, along with business and sales impact on the channel.

Datera is the first application-driven data infrastructure designed specifically for today’s modern hybrid IT environments, enabling the replacement of primary storage silos with highly-elastic data services that orchestrate data at scale for any application in the data center, private or hybrid cloud. Combining the industry’s only SLO-based data services architecture, future-proof extensibility and a game-changing price/performance spectrum, Datera delivers operations-free agility, enterprise-class performance and latency, with better-than-public-cloud economics.

“CRN’s 2018 Software-Defined Data Center 50 are being singled out for innovative software that is automating and simplifying compute, storage and networking,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “These software-defined data center leaders are working hand in hand with partners to deliver intelligent applications and automate once-labor-intensive infrastructure management. We congratulate them for their innovative products and for their commitment to delivering more intelligent and dynamic infrastructure for customers transforming their businesses. These vendors are making the promise of the autonomous data center a reality.”

“In today’s modern hybrid IT environments, Datera empowers customers to fully leverage data at scale across their data centers and clouds, while eliminating the silos created by rigid infrastructure-centric storage approaches,” said Marc Fleischmann, CEO and founder of Datera. “CRN’s recognition of our technology in its 2018 Software-Defined Data Center 50 further validates our innovation in helping IT become more agile and dynamically adaptive to new applications and technologies.”

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About Datera

Datera is taking storage into the data era. Unlike traditional storage, all-flash arrays or typical cloud storage, Datera offers the only application-driven data services platform for traditional and cloud-native applications that delivers the breakthrough business agility and extensibility customers really want with the enterprise-class performance and better-than-cloud economics they really need.

Datera has been recognized in Network World’s 10 Hot Storage Companies to Watch, CRN’s Top 20 Software-Defined Data Center Providers and is a proud recipient of the Telecom Council’s 2017 Spiffy Award.

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