CRN 2022 Storage 100 includes StoneFly in the Software-Defined Storage category.

    StoneFly, Inc., the original inventor of the ISCSI protocol ( and manufacturer of affordable, secure, highly available, and scalable storage, hyperconverged, air-gapped and immutable backup and DR, and cloud solutions, has been named one of CRN 2022 Storage 100’s “50 Coolest Software-Defined Storage Vendors.” The Storage 100 recognises storage suppliers who offer innovative products and services to the IT channel.

    A panel of CRN editors chooses the Storage 100 list, which includes vendors in software-defined storage, data security, data management, and storage components. This year’s list includes storage technology industry giants who provide solutions for on-premises, hyperconverged, and cloud-based deployments

    Affordable, secure, highly available, scalable storage solutions

    StoneFusion, StoneFly’s unique 8th generation storage operating system, was honoured in the software-defined storage category for its ability to transform bare-metal servers into business SAN, NAS, and S3 object storage with built-in data security and storage optimization capabilities.

    “CRN’s Storage 100 list celebrates the vendors that bring innovative technology to the IT channel at a time when the importance and prevalence of data has never been greater, regardless of company size,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “We are honored to recognize their contributions as the leading players in storage technology for 2022.”

    StoneFusion delivers comprehensive solutions to enterprise storage, data security, and data management concerns – from automatic air-gap and immutability to snapshots, replication, and deduplication – all through a single package and straightforward licencing. In addition to bare-metal deployment, the storage operating system supports virtualization platforms such as VMWare, Microsoft Hyper-V, KVM, and Citrix (formerly XenServer), allowing StoneFly to provide a data protection, data security, and storage portfolio that covers a wide range of government and corporate environments and use-cases.

    “CRN’s recognition of StoneFusion testifies to the strength of our customer-first approach. Innovation at StoneFly is driven by customer feedback and focused on delivering simple, affordable, turnkey and easy-to-manage solutions,” said John Harris, the Director of Technical Sales at StoneFly, Inc. “StoneFusion provides a comprehensive list of features ranging from storage provisioning and optimization to data protection. This gives our customers and partners a competitive advantage and puts them in complete control of their infrastructure where they get to effectively utilize their hardware, tap into the cloud, and build their production environments without having to worry about ransomware.”

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