Press Release

Wasabi Recognized on CRN’s 2019 Emerging Vendors List

July 22, 2019

BOSTON, MA, July 22, 2019 – Wasabi, the hot cloud storage company, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Wasabi to its 2019 Emerging Vendors list in the Cloud category. This annual list honors recently founded, up-and-coming technology suppliers that prioritize technological innovation and shape the IT channel’s future. It recognizes channel-focused companies across seven categories: Cloud, Data Center, Security, Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), and Storage.

In 2019 alone, Wasabi has achieved notable milestones, including its third data center opening in Amsterdam, the launch of its Channel Partner Program for immediate dramatic price and performance

efficiencies for partners and customers, the launch of its Media Innovation Cloud for best of breed services in the Media & Entertainment Industry, a 20% month over month growth rate, and more.

David Friend, CEO of Wasabi shares, “Being recognized as an emerging vendor in the cloud category is an honor and validates the work we do everyday.  We are only focused on disruptive cloud storage technology that is cheaper and faster than the competition. Our goal is to pave the way for industries that look to  fast, simple, and affordable solutions for their data storage needs.”

CRN’s Emerging Vendors list recognizes technology suppliers driving innovation across the IT channel. It also provides a valuable resource for solution providers looking to incorporate cutting-edge technology into their portfolios.

Emerging Vendors are vetted and selected by CRN’s editorial team. They provide state-of-the-art technology to help solution providers meet complex IT market demands, achieve bottom-line results, and deliver best-in-class offerings.

“CRN’s 2019 Emerging Vendors list recognizes new, rapidly growing vendors that are making significant IT channel contributions,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “It honors groundbreaking vendors that provide sophisticated technology to drive channel growth — and remain committed to ongoing innovation to shape the channel for years to come.” 

The Emerging Vendors list will be featured in the August 2019 issue of CRN Magazine and online at


About Wasabi:

Wasabi is the hot cloud storage company delivering disruptive storage technology that is 1/5th the price and up to 6x the speed of Amazon S3 with no fees for egress or API requests. Unlike first generation cloud vendors, Wasabi focuses solely on providing the world's best cloud storage platform. 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 Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and our blog.


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