Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/01/23/four_startups_growing_fst/

Flash, cloud boom flings storage startups into piles of money

Cloud gateway, flash = storage slingshots for suppliers

By Chris Mellor

Posted in Cloud, 23rd January 2013 11:22 GMT

Nasuni, Nimbus, TwinStrata and Whiptail have all announced flying starts to 2013, suggesting it's going to be a quite a year for both cloud storage and flash array technology.

Cloud storage gateway supplier Nasuni said its 2012 business performance featured:

Flash array supplier Nimbus said it had shipped more than 1PB of flash storage in December 2012, the bulk of it with its Gemini arrays announced in August last year. At that point Nimbus said it had reached 230 customers. It started shipments in 2006 with its Breeze unified storage disk drive array. Its first all-flash array, the S-class was launched in April 2010 with the E-Class following in January 2012.

We have been told that the December 1PB+ shipped total includes a single 1PB Gemini system shipment. Nimbus' 2012 revenues were 400 per cent higher than 2011's.

TwinStrata, a second cloud storage gateway supplier, said that in 2012:

All-flash array startup Whiptail said 2012 saw:

Flash and cloud storage are on fire and the flames should be whipped even higher this year. ®