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Storage Newsletter: 53rd Edition of IT Press Tour in San Francisco, CA and Bay Area

With Graid Technology, AirMettle, Cerabyte, CloudFabrix, Groq, Hammerspace, HYCU, Rimage and

(This is a Press Release edited by on January 10, 2024 at 2:00 pm)

The IT Press Tour, a media event launched in June 2010, announced participating companies for the 53rd edition organized the week of January 22, 2024, in San Francisco and the bay area, California.

It invites 9 companies and the coming edition will be dedicated to around IT infrastructure, cloud, networking, data management and storage: Graid Technology, AirMettle, Cerabyte, CloudFabrix, Groq, Hammerspace, HYCU, Rimage and

“We just finished the Madrid, Spain, edition and 2024 just started and we’re back on track with lots of things on our plate. In a few days, we’ll be again in San Francisco and the bay area for the 53rd edition of The IT Press Tour to meet and visit innovators, new companies and established ones. Yes, you read correctly, 53, and we delivered already 52 tours and beat records with 293 companies, 509 sessions, more than 1,000 CxOs and 23,000+ articles globally”, said Philippe Nicolas, creator of The IT Press Tour.

Quotes from some participating companies:

Leander Yu, President & CEO, Graid Technology
“Graid Technology is excited to engage in our 2nd IT Press Tour! With the rapid proliferation of NVMe SSDs, the traditional methods of safeguarding customer data from drive failures and ensuring seamless business continuity need urgent attention. Customers deserve airtight data protection without sacrificing performance for their demanding applications. Our spotlight at the January 2024 IT Press Tour will be on new groundbreaking advancements in our award-winning SupremeRAID data protection platform, our amplified market coverage, and a reflection on our past accomplishments and future strategies. We’re eagerly looking forward to the January session.”

Donpaul Stephens, CEO and Founder, AirMettle
“AirMettle is excited to discuss Big Data Analytics opportunities and challenges with this distinguished group of international journalists in the upcoming IT Press Tour. Many organizations are grappling with the high cost, complexity, and latency of duplicating large portions of their stored big data in data warehouses or memory for analysis — and then determining most of that data is not relevant. AirMettle’s Analytical Storage platform addresses these challenges by integrating cost-effective, scalable analytics in object storage. By enabling highly parallel processing within a distributed data lake, our platform can quickly and dramatically reduce data returned to the Analytics layer (classic SQL) far faster than clients could natively read the data, while reducing analytics costs and complexity. We look forward to sharing our solutions and plans for the year ahead.”

Christian Pflaum, CEO, Cerabyte
“We are proud to be part of The IT Press Tour, the premier platform to discuss with industry experts Cerabyte’s disruptive sustainable low-cost long-term data storage solutions. Ceramic-on-Glass media using laser-matrix writing and high-speed microscope reading technology is the foundation enabling the storage of vast amounts of cold data, that is kept for decades to centuries and rarely retrieved. Leveraging semiconductor tool R&D investment, Cerabyte is uniquely positioned, to deliver sustainable, accessible, and affordable EB-scale data center rack storage solutions required for the Yottabyte era.”

Shailesh Manjrekar, CMO, CloudFabrix
“2023 has been a year of innovation and hockey-stick growth for us here at CloudFabrix. We launched Industry’s 1st Data Fabric for Observability, Macaw GenAI Assistant for Observability, AIOps and Composable Analytics, AI-driven Telco Service Assurance and our strategic partnership with Cisco Appdynamics as a launch partner for Cisco’s Observability Platform. We are looking forward to sharing these updates and our 2024 outlook, with the industry’s best journalists at the 53rd IT Press Tour.”

Molly Presley, SVP Global Marketing, Hammerspace
“Organizations are urgently re-evaluating their data architectures as they assess their AI readiness. Hammerspace is enthusiastic for the opportunity to engage with the global thought leaders at The IT Press Tour to share the latest in both technologies, and best practices, to break down data silos and put data in motion to increase use of all data sets and improve IT efficiency.”

Simon Taylor, Founder and CEO, HYCU
“When we launched R-Cloud at a private screening with ITPT a year ago, we were overwhelmed by the feedback and positive response. It’s in large part due to the tireless work of Philippe Nicolas and the attendees he draws to each and every ITPT. Their background, expertise, and long-standing in the industry make for an invaluable experience that cannot be replicated by anyone else. We are excited to participate in the 53rd Edition, our 9th, and look forward to sharing a number of new ways in which HYCU is protecting and recovering mission critical data. HYCU’s innovative data protection approach spans across various locations and sources, ensuring data availability and security whether it’s on-premises, in the cloud (public, private or hybrid), or the most extensive coverage of enterprise SaaS applications and services like Jira, Confluence, Salesforce, Okta, GitHub, Terraform, Trello, Asana, and”

Christopher Rence, CEO, Rimage
“Organizations of all sizes continue to grapple with how to manage data in a way that is easy to use, scalable, and secure. We know that approximately 90% of data created within organizations is unstructured, which leads to wasted time, added storage expense, and increased business risk. We are thrilled to launch our AI-enabled digital asset management solution, SOPHIA, at this year’s IT Press Tour. This simple, flexible, secure data management tool that can ingest any data type from any source is a critical component of every organization’s data lifecycle management process.”

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