Press Release

CRN® Names Wasabi as a Coolest Cloud Company for 2021

February 1, 2021

BOSTON, February 1, 2021 – Wasabi, the hot cloud storage company, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Wasabi as one of its 100 Coolest Cloud Companies for 2021. This annual list recognizes the leading cloud technology providers in five critical categories: infrastructure, monitoring and management, security, storage, and software

This year’s 100 Coolest Cloud Companies were selected by the CRN editorial team based on their demonstrated commitment to working with channel partners and innovation in product and service development. CRN’s 100 Coolest Cloud Companies list not only honors exceptional technology suppliers, but it has become a trusted resource for solutions providers looking for cloud technology providers to partner with — presenting a list of the companies best positioned to support their cloud services needs. 

Wasabi was recognized for its commitment to its growing channel community of more than 4,350 partners and its simple and predictable pricing model. Partners also benefit from Wasabi’s Reserved Capacity Storage (RCS), a disruptive pricing model that allows customers to purchase a reserved amount of cloud storage for a fixed price for periods of 1, 3, or 5 years. RCS empowers Wasabi partners to sell cloud storage capacity as an SKU in the same way that they would sell a new on-premises storage appliance. These achievements helped Wasabi experience record growth in 2020, including expanding its total storage by 150%, growing revenue by more than 3 times over 2019 and increasing its customer base to more than 21,000. 

“Much of Wasabi’s success can be attributed to two main things - our ability to provide simple, affordable and high-performing cloud storage and the expansion of our channel program into a thriving ecosystem,” said Wasabi CEO & co-founder, David Friend. “We work hard to help our partners reduce costs and pride ourselves in being easier to work with than other cloud storage providers. This acknowledgment from CRN is a testament to the strength of our channel program and the incredible results our partners experience on a regular basis.”

"Cloud services are quickly becoming the critical component needed to build successful and secure IT solutions,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO, The Channel Company. “The honorees on this year’s 100 Coolest Cloud Companies list have proven they support partners in the ever-evolving cloud computing business with leading innovative solutions and growth in cloud-based technologies. Our team applauds those on the list for 2021 and looks forward to watching them drive positive change in the cloud domain."

CRN’s 100 Coolest Cloud Companies list will be featured in the February 2021 issue of CRN and online at

About Wasabi

Wasabi provides simple, predictable and affordable hot cloud storage for businesses all over the world. It enables organizations to store and instantly access an infinite amount of data at 1/5th the price of the competition with no complex tiers or unpredictable egress fees. Trusted by customers worldwide, Wasabi has been recognized as one of technology's fastest growing and most visionary companies. Created by Carbonite co-founders and cloud storage pioneers David Friend and Jeff Flowers, Wasabi has secured $140 million in funding to date and is a privately held company based in Boston.

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About The Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

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