10 hot emerging vendors for March 2011

IT vendors you need to know about across various IT channel segments.

By on Mar 23, 2011
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Calxeda

Tech Sector: Data Centre

Key Product: Calxeda ARM-based Server Reference Design

The Lowdown: Founded in January 2008, Calxeda, formerly known as Smooth-Stone, leverages low-power mobile phone processors in order to bring high-performance, cost-efficient SoCs (System-on-a-Chip) to the data centre.

Calxeda's designs allow manufacturers to pack as many as 120 SoCs onto a 2U-sized chassis through a fabric that interconnects to other processors.

Source: CRN.com

Cleversafe

Tech Sector: Storage

Key Product: Slicestor appliances, Accesser routers

The Lowdown: Cleversafe, a Chicago-based developer of cloud storage technology started in 2004, found that the easiest way to ensure data security is to hide the data in the open. The company's Dispersed Storage technology stores data by slicing it up into several slices and distributing the slices across multiple storage nodes, which can be either within a corporate data centre, across multiple data centres, or in a storage cloud.

Actifio

Tech Sector: Software

Key Product: Actifio Data Management Virtualisation

The Lowdown: Actifio markets a virtualised data protection system with integrated data backup, disaster recovery and business continuity capabilities. Built on Actifio's Virtual Data Pipeline technology and launched in August 2010, Actifio's applications can drive down costs by up to 90 percent, according to the US-based company. Actifio was founded in 2009.

Revolution Analytics

Tech Sector: Software

Key Product: Revolution R Enterprise

The Lowdown: Palo Alto, Calif.-based Revolution Analytics offers software and services that support users of "R," the open-source programming language for developing statistical software and data analysis applications. Founded in 2007, Revolution Analytics offers both commercial and free "community" versions of its Revolution R software.

Cloud Cruiser

Tech Sector:Cloud Computing

Key Product: Cloud Optimiser

The Lowdown: Founded in 2010, Cloud Cruiser, Roseville, Calif., is a venture-backed company that delivers cost optimisation offerings for enterprise cloud. The company's flagship product, its Cloud Optimiser, is a SaaS offering that optimises costs across legacy, private, hybrid and public clouds via transparency, benchmarking, next-generation chargebacks and business intelligence.

AlgoSec

Tech Sector: Security

Key Product: AlgoSec Firewall Analyser

The Lowdown: Founded in 2003, AlgoSec offers solutions to intelligently automate what were traditionally manual, time and labour-intensive tasks surrounding firewall, router and VPN management, to enhance security, boost performance and expedite compliance reporting.

AlgoSec said is looking at 2011 as a big year for expanding its channel with resellers who versed in the firewall and network security markets.

Vineyard Networks

Tech Sector: Networking

Key Product: Application Intelligent Classification, Application Level Network Reporting

The Lowdown: Vineyard Networks' goal is application intelligence. The company, founded in British Columbia, Canada in 2008, develops and delivers network application intelligence products like Application Intelligent Classification and Application Level Network Reporting.

Artisan

Infrastructure Tech Sector: Cloud Computing

Key Product: The Cornerstone

The Lowdown: Artisan Infrastructure offers wholesale infrastructure for cloud solutions with an on-demand platform supported by VMware, Cisco Systems, NetApp, Dell and Juniper Networks. VARs can leverage solutions such as BUDR, VoIP, virtual desktop and application delivery on a pay-as-you-grow model, according to the US-based company founded in 2001 as a telephone services provider.

Omek Interactive

Tech Sector: 3D Gesture recognition technology

Key Product: Omek Shadow Development Suite

The Lowdown: Founded in 2006, Omek Interactive is the brainchild of husband and wife team Dr. Gershom and Janine Kutliroff. The Israeli company specialises in software that enables gesture recognition and body movement tracking and transforms users' movements into a 3D avatar.

Sokrati

Tech Sector: Software, Services

Key Product: Sokrati Digital Advertizing Suite

The Lowdown: Software and services firm Sokrati was started in 2008 by Amazon alums Ashish Mehta, Santosh Gannavarapu, and Anubhav Sonthalia, who moved to India from Seattle to found the company. Sokrati provides technology and services to online merchants, which automatically optimises the placements of their clients' online ads. Sokrati technology is built using Ruby-on-Rails for the front end, and Linux + MySQL + Java on the backend. The company uses Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).

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