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Top 10 Storage Startups to Watch

Fall is back-to-school time, and we think our latest Top 10 Storage Startups to Watch have a few lessons to teach the storage world.

As you'll recall, we instituted this list last year, when memorializing the top private storage networking firms had become an exercise in rehashing the same players over and over again. (See Top 10 Startups to Watch.)

Indeed, each iteration of this list recognizes a fresh crop of startups to watch. (Check out how we view our track record for the first round we did. We'll be posting Part II sometime soon.)

There's plenty to pick from: Momentum in the storage market is at an all-time high. As users clamor for more efficient technologies to manage and store data, companies that can meet the demand are successfully launching IPOs or becoming acquired by larger firms. Their upward mobility makes way for dozens of hopeful upstarts.

Lots of these new companies have innovative and sometimes unique solutions for ongoing storage problems. They're also unhindered by considerations about installed base or cannibalization of existing products which certainly factor into the plans of the storage superpowers.

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