The big data will grow to $24 billion market by 2016 says the research firm IDC. Mobile and smartphones
are among the highest contributor in creating such huge data. The tremendous growth in data generation globally creates a paramount need to store them in a safe and secure environment. This has created a huge opportunity for the storage industry, both for flash and cloud storage. Organizations and individuals are looking for the right storage service providers that can provide operations designed for scale with margin-optimizing efficiency requiring considerably more storage with considerably less complexity.

With such huge numbers playing on the ground, the prospect for the storage industry seems to be high and with constant innovation in technology they are adhering with the best solution to the biggest storage problem. This issue siliconindia has identified “5 Most Promising Data Storage Companies” that are playing on the nerves of data storage requirements with the cutting edge technology to provide the best suited solutions to each storage dilemma.

Name Founders Founded Description
Barracuda Networks Inc.
Bangalore, Karnataka
Niall King
Asia Pacific Regional
Vice President
2002 A product portfolio which includes offerings for protection of email, Web and IM threats as well as products that improve application delivery and network access, message archiving, backup and data protection.
CtrlS Datacenters
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Sridhar Pinnapureddy
2007 A provider of custom-built IT Infrastructure and Services suitable for large corporations, Co-location Services, Managed Services, and Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Planning Services.
Netmagic Solutions
Mumbai, Maharashtra
Sharad Sanghi
Managing Director & CEO
1998 A Datacenter Infrastructure Lifecycle Management (DILM Service provider that delivers services to plan, design, manage, support and migrate IT infrastructure running mission-critical applications for over 1200 enterprises across the globe.
SanDisk Corporation
Gurgaon, Haryana
Sanjay Mehrotra
Co-Founder, President & CEO
1988 A provider of flash memory storage solutions, from research and development, product design and manufacturing to branding and distribution of OEM and retail channels.
Sify Technologies Ltd.
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Kamal Nath,
1995 A provider of host of products and services for enterprise thus establishing a premier enterprise cloud services.