DriveScale Named a Tech Startup of the Year by American Business Awards

DriveScale Named a Tech Startup of the Year by American Business Awards


The Stevies Recognize DriveScale for Leadership in Software Defined Infrastructure

SUNNYVALE, CA – MAY 22, 2017 – DriveScale, a leader in delivering Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) for modern workloads, has been named the winner of a bronze Stevie® Award in the Software Tech Startup of the Year category as a result of its innovations in data center technology and the company’s continued growth. The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. More than 3,600 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration this year in a wide range of categories. More than 190 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

“Our team is thrilled that the American Business Awards has recognized DriveScale as an outstanding startup of the year,” said Gene Banman, CEO of DriveScale. “In the year since our launch, we have made enormous strides both with our product and as a company. We look forward to building on that foundation and continuing to empower our customers to maximize the potential of their data center resources with Software Defined Infrastructure.”

DriveScale’s seasoned team developed its unique solution – the first on the market that allows mainstream enterprises to quickly and easily adopt SDI – in response to the clear industry need for data center infrastructure for the modern era. The DriveScale System, a tightly integrated combination of on-prem software, hardware and cloud-based services, provides modern computing architecture that breaks through the typical cost and scaling limitations found in enterprise data centers. With DriveScale, companies no longer need to move to a costly public cloud environment because data center administrators can disaggregate and recompose compute and storage resources on the fly and adapt to the ever-changing needs of modern big data applications.

“Each year the judges find the quality and variety of the nominations to be greater than the year before. The 2017 competition was intense and every organization that has won should be proud,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

This award is the latest in a series of accolades for the company including being named an EMA Vendor to Watch, being recognized as an IDC Innovator, finalist nods in the TechTarget Product of the Year and Tech Trailblazers awards and being named a Top 20 Hadoop Vendor by CIO Review.

Additional details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2017 Stevie winners are available at


About DriveScale

DriveScale is a leader in Software Defined Infrastructure for modern workloads. Our unique solution is economical, efficient and easy to use. We empower IT to disaggregate compute and storage resources and then recompose them easily to meet the needs of the business. We efficiently support modern workloads such Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, Cassandra, NoSQL, Docker and Kubernetes containers, of any size at any scale, at a fraction of the cost. 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

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at


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DriveScale instantly turns any data center into an elastic bare-metal cloud with on-demand instances of compute, GPU and storage, including NVMe over Fabrics, to deliver the exact resources a workload needs, and to expand, reduce or replace resources on the fly. With DriveScale, high-performance, Kubernetes clusters deploy in seconds for machine learning, advanced analytics and cloud-native applications at a fraction of the cost of the public cloud.