I hate to make predictions, but this time I'm going to make an exception and give it a try. This list below comprises organizations that I think will have a big impact and big year in the enterprise market. It was actually hard to narrow down the list of so many good organizations out there, but I have settled on 4 new companies that I think will do well, listed in no particular order...
Nimble Storage has a unique approach and technology called "CASL" Cache Accelerate Sequential Layout
. This technology has many benefits but one that I think stands out is the "Application-Aligned Block Size". This enables variable blocks to match application data block sizes, thus giving a performance boost to the application.
Nimbus Data really shines when it comes to Simplicity, Efficiency, and HA. The simplicity is ratified within their (HALO) operating system
. The efficiency is ratified in their only 5 watts of usage per terabyte. They take energy savings and the green factor seriously. The High Availability
feature is built into their hardware. Everything is redundant and automated, no single point of failure.
Not much to tell on this one, but I can tell you they have a great team and are working on a complex problem that I think will ultimately revolutionize the enterprise market. Keep your eyes and ears open as more details will be forthcoming. The two Co-founders Satyam Vaghani and Poojan Kumar
bring a wealth of experience and talent to their new company, very excited about this one...
Bromium has developed an architecture that uses virtualization techniques to protect the desktop. Micro-Virtualization
as it's called, automatically isolates every Windows task, at the hardware level. This allows the software to inspect and apply policy to each individual task without interrupting the operating system or user. I like to call Bromium the iPod of the Anti-Virus software market. The iPod came to the market when we already had MP3 players and it transformed the music industry inspite. In the same way, Bromium is coming to a market with a plethora of security and Anti-Virus products already in use. My prediction is that Bromium will start a new movement and turn the tables when it comes to threat protection at the desktop layer.