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Top Ten Private Storage Networking Companies: Page 15 of 23

There are now about 25 storage service providers jumping up and down, shouting, waving their arms in the air, and generally doing whatever they can to attract customers’ attention. That’s about 18 too many. In other words: We smell a shakeout.

Scale Eight Inc. is unlikely to be amongst the shakees. It has an ambitious plan to go public at the end of this year and is already profitable.

So it’s earned the No. 8 spot on our list. If they’d called themselves “Scale Seven”… Who knows where they'd be?

Scale Eight’s MediaStore service promises customers access to as much as 800
terabytes of storage space as an alternative to buying expensive boxes from EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC).
Not quite an infinite amount then (which is what the sign that looks like a
number 8 turned on its side represents, in case anyone’s interested).

Its patent pending global storage system stores, manages, and serves files
across any number of locations – enabling management of geographically
dispersed files, the company says.