I'd also like to congratulate my peers at the fellow cool vendors: Datrium, Minio, Peaxy, and Rubrik. I think it's fair to say I speak for all of us when I say we're honored to be recognized in this influential Gartner report. Many of our customers turn to Gartner for research on software-defined storage use cases, architectural best practices like Bimodal IT, and emerging trends like containers.
Each year, Gartner identifies "Cool Vendors" in key technology areas and publishes a series of research reports evaluating pioneering vendors and their products and services. According to the “Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies, 2016” report, “many organizations are evaluating technologies that will drive efficiency, such as higher-performing and more automated storage, cloud-based solutions, and data management and backup and recovery products that allow for proactive problem avoidance and increased resource utilization and optimization.”
We launched last year with a mission to challenge traditional storage approaches, which we believe fall flat when faced with the velocity of change in today's businesses. Over the past year we’ve made significant progress and have provided our customers with a solution that can keep pace and deliver the most complete, most flexible software-defined storage platform on the market.
We’re honored to be selected as a Gartner Cool Vendor and will continue to provide enterprises with the type of modern storage solutions that today’s dynamic market demands.
I encourage you to check out the full report.