DriveScale Wins Silver and Bronze 2018 Stevie® Awards for ‘Technical Innovation of the Year’ and ‘Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year’

DriveScale Wins Silver and Bronze 2018 Stevie® Awards for ‘Technical Innovation of the Year’ and ‘Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year’


SUNNYVALE, Calif. — May 16, 2018 —DriveScale, the leader in delivering Software Composable Infrastructure (SCI) for modern workloads, today announced that the 16th Annual American Business Awards®named it a silver winner in the “Technical Innovation of the Year” category and a bronze winner in the “Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year” category. These accolades are the result of continued innovation in data center architecture and composable infrastructure, and for providing persistent storage for container environments.

“From the company’s inception, DriveScale’s mission has been to bring architectural and management innovation to very large clusters of computers, underlying data analytics and data management applications like Hadoop, Spark, NoSQL and Containers,” said Gene Banman, CEO of DriveScale. “By providing customers with an agile data center solution our IT customers have been able to provide their users with more responsive SLAs at lower cost. We are honored to have been recognized by the American Business Awards as an innovative company and for our newest product capabilities for container support.”

DriveScale’s SCI technology is the first solution that empowers mainstream enterprises to quickly and easily provision and modify existing infrastructures under software control to match the ever-changing needs of modern big data applications. With DriveScale, companies are able to enjoy cloud-like elasticity and speed which ultimately improves utilization of resources and response to end users’ needs in real-time. Over the last year, DriveScale has continued to improve its flagship product line by adding key customer-driven enhancementsthat ensure mission critical resiliency and easy and efficient cluster expansion. To address the demand for scalable, persistent storage for container environments such as Docker and Kubernetes, DriveScale recently introduced a FlexVolume plugin, providing direct attached storage-like performance and persistence across containers. The combination of DriveScale’s SCI solution and container environments enables businesses faster time to market at a fraction of the cost of traditional approaches.

“The nominations submitted for The 2018 American Business Awards were outstanding. The competition was intense, and those recognized as Stevie Award winners should be immensely proud of this accomplishment,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

On DriveScale specifically, the judges acknowledged its SCI solution as a “truly powerful software” that “can pave the way for true change in the space.” On standing out in a crowded industry they commented, “It is really commendable to make an impression in the overcrowded data center support market. The innovation in 2017 and growth has been exceptional.”

 More than 3,700 nominations were submitted for consideration for the 2018 American Business Awards in a wide range of company, technology and leadership categories. More than 200 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s winners. 

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About DriveScale

DriveScale is the leader in Software Composable Infrastructure for modern workloads. Our innovative data center solution empowers IT to disaggregate compute and storage resources and quickly and easily recompose them to meet the needs of the business. Enterprises can respond faster to changing application environments, maximize the efficiency of their assets, and save on equipment and operating expenses. DriveScale supports modern workloads such as Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, NoSQL, Cassandra, Docker, Kubernetes and other distributed applications at a fraction of the cost of alternative platforms. 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 www.drivescale.comor follow us on Twitter at @DriveScale_Inc.

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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.

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