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The IT Press Tour unveils participating companies for the 27th edition


12 leaders playing in IT Infrastructure will join the tour: Axway, Datera, Datrium, HYCU, Komprise, LucidLink, Portworx, Quantum, Snowflake, StorONE, Western Digital and Yellowbrick Data


San Francisco, Calif. - June 4, 2018 - The IT Press Tour (, a leading media event launched in June 2010, today announced participating companies for the 27th edition scheduled the week of 25th of June in Silicon Valley. Twelve companies will participate to this new edition dedicated to IT Infrastructure (by alpha order): Axway, Datera, Datrium, HYCU, Komprise, LucidLink, Portworx, Quantum, Snowflake, StorONE, Westerm Digital and Yellowbrick Data.


"This edition shows a mixed of companies who already did a few appearances and several new ones who join the tour for the very first time. It will be the perfect opportunity to understand new technology directions and refresh the state of the art about a few hot topics such Software-Defined Storage, Data Management, Virtualization and Container, Cloud Integration and Big Data," said Philippe Nicolas, creator of The IT Press Tour. "This is also the second time we group together famous US and EMEA IT journalists showing the natural expansion of The IT Press Tour as a global IT press event," added Philippe.


“And again we have recently reached new numbers: 8600+ articles, 186 companies, 281 sessions, 600+ CxO met after 26 editions, confirming we’ll pass 9000 articles following the next 27th edition.” concluded Philippe Nicolas.


A few quotes from participant companies*:

  • Axway – Patrick Donovan, CEO
    "Business leaders are continuously looking to leverage their IT investments to foster new business opportunities and improve their operations. Axway AMPLIFY™, a new generation platform providing hybrid integration capabilities and content-based services is built to successfully take our customers through this journey. We are thrilled to leverage the IT Press Tour and discuss our vision and products with some of the leading influencers in Europe and the US in our Santa Clara offices."

  • Datrium – Craig Nunes, Vice President of Marketing
    "Since our last IT Press Tour, we have accelerated our journey to provide an alternative to legacy integrated systems and siloed backup by delivering a self-protecting HCI-like platform that scales massively and bridges seamlessly to cloud. We are thrilled to welcome Philippe and an all-star cast of media from EMEA and the U.S. for a sneak peak of what is to come."


  • HYCU – Simon Taylor, CEO
    "Many companies are looking to take advantage of the innovation and simplicity that hyper-converged infrastructure platforms offer. And, they want their data protection solutions to be complementary, allowing them to reap the full benefits of deploying HCI platforms. ​The IT Press Tour is a great opportunity to share with the industry's leading technology journalists why companies are using the latest backup and recovery solutions from HYCU to advance their multi-cloud and hypervisor agnostic IT initiatives. From our standpoint, eliminating complexity is always going to be where IT should be headed."


  • Komprise – Krishna Subramanian, President & COO
    "Massive data growth, flat budgets, and GDPR are propelling heightened interest in EMEA for software-based data management solutions that work across storage and create no lock-in. We look forward to hosting leading European and US IT journalists and discussing the momentum and growth we see in EMEA."


  • LucidLink – Peter Thompson, CEO and Co-founder
    "LucidLink is looking forward to participating in the IT Infrastructure press tour, hosting the leading European and US IT journalists in San Francisco. As the recent GDPR implementation demonstrates, complete control over data, how it is secured and accessed has never been more important. We are excited to announce the start of our object service and how we address these specific concerns in a unique SaaS model."


  • Portworx – Murli Thirumale, CEO and Co-founder
    "Today's enterprises are under increasing pressure to deploy new applications fast, seamlessly and securely while navigating the complexities of managing data in a multi-cloud world. We look forward to hosting the 27th IT Press Tour delegates to discuss Portworx innovations and how our cloud-native storage enables enterprises to run stateful containers in any environment."


  • StorONE – Gal Naor, CEO and Co-founder
    "Everything we do at StorONE is about providing dramatically better results to the customer than any other storage vendor in the market. Getting more performance or capacity is no longer the challenge. Getting the highest levels of data protection at the industry's lowest total cost of ownership and operational expense is now the challenge. At StorONE we have solved this problem and provide organizations much better results with the exact same hardware that any other storage provider uses. Being able to share this vision with the visiting European and US journalists on the IT Press Tour is an ideal way to ultimately reach potential customers throughout regions that don't always have access to the latest news about our Holistic Enterprise Storage Service."



About The IT Press Tour

The IT Press Tour has been created, organized, promoted, operated and produced since 2010 by The Condor Consulting Group, a marketing services and consulting firm based in San Francisco, California. Since the inception, European and recently US journalists met worldwide high-tech companies to discuss various IT topics covering IT Infrastructure and Business and IT Applications. For more information, please visit us at, email us at and follow us on twitter at @ITPressTour; the associated hashtag is #ITPT.



*Full list of sponsors since the first edition by alphabetical order: A10 Networks, Adaptiva, Aerospike, AetherStore, Alation, Alteryx, Anaplan, AppDynamics (acquired by Cisco), Aptare, Aqua Security, Arcitecta, Arista Networks, Arkeia (acquired by Western Digital), Atlantis Computing (IP assets acquired by Hive-IO), AtScale, Avere Systems (acquired by Microsoft), Axway, Backblaze, Backupify (acquired by Datto), Basho Technologies (acquired by Bet365), Big Switch Networks, Bitcasa (acquired by Intel), Blade Network Technologies (acquired by IBM), Box, Branch Metrics, C3DNA, Caringo, Catalogic Software, CDNetworks, Chartio, CloudByte, CloudEndure (acquired by AWS), Cloudera, Cloudian, CloudPhysics, Clustrix, Cohesity, Coho Data✝, Copiun (acquired by Good Technology), Coraid, Coralogix, CoreOS (acquired by Red Hat), Couchbase, Crate.IO, CTera Networks, DataCore, Datadog, Datameer, Datera, Datos IO (acquired by Rubrik), Datrium, DDN Storage, Delphix, Diablo Technologies, DriveScale, Druva, E8 Storage, Egenera, Elastic (formerly Elasticsearch), Elastifile, eMeter (acquired by Siemens), Emulex (acquired by Avago), Engine Yard, EVault (formerly i365), Exablox (acquired by StorageCraft), ExaGrid, F5 Networks, FalconStor, Firebase (acquired by Google), FlashGrid, FogCoin, FollowAnalytics, FoundationDB (acquired by Apple), Frame, Fusion-IO (acquired by SanDisk, itself acquired by WDC), GridGain, Guardtime, Harness, Hedvig, High Cloud Security (acquired by HyTrust), Hightail (formerly YouSendIT), Hortonworks, HYCU, Igneous, Iguazio, Illusive, Infinidat, Infinio, InfluxData, Isilon (acquired by EMC), iXsystems, Joyent (acquired by Samsung), Jut✝, Kaminario, Komprise, Librato (acquired by SolarWinds), LiveAction, Lookout Mobile Security, LucidLink, Mangstor, MapD, MapR Technologies, MarkLogic, MemoScale, Metadata.IO, Micron, Minio, MuleSoft (acquired by Salesforce), NEC, NetApp, Nexenta, NexGen Storage (acquired by Pivot3), Nicira Networks (acquired by VMware), Nimble Storage (acquired by HPE), Nimbus Data Systems, Nine Technology (acquired by Imation), NooBaa Storage, Nuage Networks, NuoDB (formerly NimbusDB), ObjectiveFS, Open vStorage, OpenIO, OpenStack, Outpace.IO✝, Palo Alto Networks, Panasas, Panzura, Pernix Data (acquired by Nutanix), Phala Data, Platfora (acquired by Workday), Platform9,, Plug and Play Tech Center, Portworx, Primary Data✝, Proofpoint, ProphetStor, Pure Storage, Quantum, Qubole, Qumulo, RainStor (acquired by Teradata), Reduxio Systems, Riverbed, Rozo Systems, Rubrik, Sanbolic (acquired by Citrix), Scality, SendBird, Sherbit, SimpliVity (acquired by HPE), Snowflake, SolidFire (acquired by NetApp), Solix Technologies, Sonian (acquired by Barracuda Networks), Soonr (acquired by Autotask), Spanning Cloud Apps, SpringPath (acquired by Cisco), Starboard Storage Systems (acquired by SGI), StorONE, StorPool, StorSimple (acquired by Microsoft), StrongBox Data, Sumo Logic, Symform (acquired by Quantum), Synata (acquired by Cisco), Sysdig, Tegile Systems (acquired by Western Digital), ThoughtSpot, ThousandEyes, Tintri, Trifacta, TwinStrata (acquired by EMC), Ubeeko, Varonis, Versity Software, Vexata, Violin Memory, Virsto (acquired by VMware), Virtual Instruments, Waterline Data,, Weka.IO, Western Digital, WhipTail (acquired by Cisco), Xirrus (acquired by Riverbed), Yellowbrick Data, Your File System, Zadara Storage, Zerto, Zoho, Zscaler and Zuora.

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