Hedvig Named a Finalist in the 2018 CRN® Tech Innovator Awards

SANTA CLARA, CA – November 12, 2018 – Hedvig, the company modernizing storage and accelerating enterprise adoption of private and hybrid clouds, announced today that CRN,® a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Hedvig as a finalist in the 2018 CRN Tech Innovator Awards. These annual awards honor standout hardware, software, and services that are moving the IT industry forward. In compiling the 2018 Tech Innovator Award list, CRN editors evaluated 300 products across 34 technology categories using several criteria, including technological advancements, uniqueness of features and potential to help solution providers solve end users’ IT challenges. Hedvig’s Distributed Storage Platform took top honors in the Storage: Software-Defined category.

Hedvig delivers modern storage for any enterprise compute environment running at any scale and is the only software-defined storage solution with true distributed systems DNA, unconstrained by existing architectures that can’t keep pace with scale-out applications and the velocity of change in today’s business. The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform reduces enterprise storage costs by 60 percent while accelerating the ability to migrate apps to the cloud – getting better and faster as it scales.

“It’s estimated that the software-defined storage market will grow from $2B today to $6.2B by 2019 as companies continue adopting modern storage solutions like Hedvig. We democratize and deliver greater innovation than the infrastructure locked inside AWS, Azure, and Google and unleash it on the enterprise with cloud-like operational simplicity,” said Avinash Lakshman, CEO and founder of Hedvig. “We are thrilled to be recognized again by CRN for our innovation, which includes making our cloud infrastructure model simpler, more intuitive and a unique approach to address global data sovereignty issues via declarative semantics. Partnering with Hedvig helps enterprises to accelerate their digital transformation journey and gain a compelling competitive advantage.”

“Each year, the CRN Tech Innovator Awards recognize technology vendor offerings that are reshaping the IT channel landscape by increasing worker productivity, reducing cost, and minimizing complexity for solution providers, IT departments, and end users,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “The winners in this year’s awards bring breakthrough ideas to the table for solution providers and their customers, in areas ranging from cloud to security to business intelligence to IoT. We congratulate all the winners and look forward to their future endeavors.”

The Tech Innovator Awards will be featured in the December issue of CRN and can be viewed online at crn.com/techinnovators.