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Wasabi Recognized by CRN as a 2018 Emerging Storage Vendor

July 23, 2018

Boston, MA, July 23, 2018 – Wasabi, the hot cloud storage company, announces today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has placed them on their prestigious 2018 Emerging Vendors List for the cloud storage category. This list recognizes recently founded, up-and-coming technology suppliers who are shaping the future of the IT channel through unique technological innovations. The list is divided into seven categories: Cloud, Data Center, Security, Big Data, Unified Communications, Internet of Things (IoT) and Storage. In addition to celebrating these notable companies, the Emerging Vendors list serves as a valuable resource for solution providers looking to expand their portfolios with cutting-edge technology.


Wasabi recently celebrated its one year anniversary and is rapidly scaling in the U.S. and abroad. Most recently, the company opened a new data center on the West Coast with direct connectivity options to the One Wilshire data center in Los Angeles, a premier and vital carrier hotel serving the western U.S. and Asia-Pacific markets with plans to establish a data center in the EU later on this year. Surpassing the big 3 providers of cloud storage, Wasabi offers a new generation of cloud storage that is 6x faster and 80% cheaper than the likes of Amazon S3, with no egress charges. In just over one year, Wasabi has amassed over 2500 customers and 100 solution partners as it ushered in a new era of cloud storage that was specifically architected for this generation of data needs.


“The technology suppliers on CRN’s 2018 Emerging Vendors list are creating a bright future for the IT channel, aggressively developing products to meet complex IT market demands, while positively impacting the bottom line of solution providers,” said Bob Skelley, CEO, The Channel Company. “The array of leading-edge products delivered by these organizations will have a lasting impact on the channel for years to come.”


David Friend, CEO of Wasabi, shares, “We are honored and pleased to be recognized as an emerging vendor in the cloud storage category by an esteemed organization like CRN. The Emerging Vendor status validates the Wasabi business model and will raise awareness of Wasabi hot cloud storage as serious option for IT professionals who are concerned about price, performance, and the bottom line.”


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About Wasabi Technologies

Wasabi is the hot cloud storage company delivering low-cost, fast, and reliable cloud storage.Wasabi is 80% cheaper and 6x faster than Amazon S3, with 100% data immutability protection and no data egress fees. Created by Carbonite co-founders and cloud storage pioneers David Friend and Jeff Flowers, Wasabi is on a mission to commoditize the storage industry. Wasabi is a privately held company based in Boston, MA. Follow and connect with Wasabi on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and our blog.


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