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Visiting California and Colorado, the 44th edition of The IT Press Tour promises to be big

9 innovators and leaders join the coming edition: iXsystems, Lightbits Labs, Liqid, Nasuni, Quantum, Spectra Logic, VAST Data, Veritas and WEKA

Paris, France and San Francisco, California - May 18, 2022 - The IT Press Tour, a leading media event launched in June 2010, today unveiled participating companies for the 44th edition scheduled the week of 6th of June in California and Colorado. Nine companies will participate to this new edition dedicated to IT infrastructure, Storage and Data Management (by alpha order): iXsystems, Lightbits Labs, Liqid, Nasuni, Quantum, Spectra Logic, VAST Data, Veritas and WEKA.

"2022 marks an acceleration for The IT Press Tour with already 3 in-person editions in the first 4 months of the year. With this coming 44th edition, the press group will visit and meet companies in California and Colorado for the first time. Doing online sessions during the Covid was really different and since January classic format is back. In June we'll visit several companies we already met and for the very first time Veritas," said Philippe Nicolas, creator of The IT Press Tour.

“With the past 43th edition, we beat new records with more than 18,000 articles and mentions, visiting 256 companies*, organizing 441 sessions and meeting 900+ CxO.” concluded Philippe Nicolas.

With quotes from some participating companies:

  • Kam Eshghi, Chief Strategy Officer, Lightbits Labs
    "We are pleased to be back to in-person events and hosting the IT Press Tour at the Lightbits office in San Jose, Calif. The event affords us the unique opportunity to share how Lightbits solves data center problems for Cloud Service Providers and Enterprise IT organizations supporting private clouds by reducing costs, maximizing profitability, and minimizing their business risk while providing services that are fast, resilient, and secure."

  • Robert Brumfield, Senior Director, Global Communications, Liqid
    "IT Press Tour is an industry institution, and the team at Liqid is pleased that Philippe and his team of amazing journalists are back on the junket visiting our corporate offices in Colorado. The journalists of the Tour deliver A-game reporting, bringing to bear significant domain expertise in IT innovation and transformative technologies for stories that illuminate established and emerging solutions, their implications, and the key players driving change and setting new standards for excellence in the space.”

  • David Grant, Chief Commercial Officer, Nasuni
    "As Nasuni continues to scale and grow, the IT Press Tour gives us an opportunity to tell key journalists the story of our cloud-native file data services platform, and how it enables large enterprises to make all their files accessible from anywhere in the world while keeping them protected from any threat."

  • Natasha Beckley, Chief Marketing Officer, Quantum
    "We are honored to host the IT Press Tour at our Executive Briefing Center in Englewood, Colorado and look forward to interactive conversations on trends shaping the industry. Customers struggle to keep up with ever-expanding volumes of unstructured data they have to manage, and at the same time, how to extract real value from that data. We're excited to show how Quantum is helping solve these challenges with our end-to-end solutions for capturing, protecting, archiving and enriching data across the lifecycle."

  • Nathan Thompson, CEO and Founder, Spectra Logic
    “Spectra Logic is looking forward to sharing our transformation story at the 44th IT Press Tour. We’ll discuss the challenges that organizations face as they struggle to keep up with the explosive growth of data while, at the same time, trying to integrate on-premises and cloud architectures. We’ll unveil new solutions that are helping businesses manage, access, secure and preserve their valuable data so they can take full advantage of their hybrid, multi-site and multi-cloud environments.”

  • Liran Zvibel, co-founder and CEO, WEKA
    "We are pleased to again welcome the esteemed delegates of the IT Press Tour to WEKA’s Silicon Valley headquarters. These are exciting times at WEKA, and we look forward to sharing a comprehensive update on our business growth and momentum, our incomparable WEKA Data Platform technology, and how our remarkable customers are using it to achieve what was previously impossible with AI and other next generation workloads.”

About The IT Press Tour

The IT Press Tour (ITPT) has been created, organized, promoted, operated and produced since 2010 by Voxyter, a marketing services and consulting firm based in Paris, France. Since the inception, European and recently US journalists met worldwide high-tech companies to discuss various IT topics covering IT Infrastructure, Business and IT Applications, Artificial Intelligence Cyber and IT Security. 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, Actifio (acquired by Google), Adaptiva, Aera Technology, Aerospike, AetherStore, Alation, Alteryx, Anaplan, AppDynamics (acquired by Cisco), Aptare (acquired by Veritas), Aqua Security, Arcitecta, Arista Networks, Arkeia (acquired by Western Digital), Atempo, Atlantis Computing (IP assets acquired by HiveIO), AtScale, AuriStor (formerly Your File System), Avere Systems (acquired by Microsoft), Axway, Ayehu (acquired by Resolve), Backblaze, Backupify (acquired by Datto), Bamboo Systems✝, Basho Technologies (acquired by Bet365), Big Switch Networks (acquired by Arista Networks), Bitcasa (acquired by Intel), Blade Network Technologies (acquired by IBM), BMC, Bouquet.AI✝, Box, Branch Metrics, C3DNA✝, Caringo (acquired by DataCore), Catalogic Software, CDNetworks, Chartio (acquired by Atlassian), CloudByte (now MayaData, itself acquired by DataCore), CloudEndure (acquired by AWS), Cloudera, CloudGenix (acquired by Palo Alto Networks), Cloudian, CloudPhysics (acquired by HPE), Clustrix (acquired by MariaDB), Cohesity, Coho Data✝, Commerce.AI, Commvault, Compliance.AI, Copiun (acquired by Good Technology), Coraid, Coralogix, Corelight, CoreOS (acquired by Red Hat), Couchbase, Crate.IO, CTera Networks, Data Dynamics, DataCore, Datadog, DataGrail, Datameer, Datera✝, Datos IO (acquired by Rubrik), Datrium (acquired by VMware), DDN Storage, Deep Instinct, Delphix, Diablo Technologies (asset acquired by Rambus), DriveScale (acquired by Twitter), Druva, E8 Storage (acquired by AWS), Egenera, Elastic (formerly Elasticsearch), Elastifile (acquired by Google), eMeter (acquired by Siemens), Emulex (acquired by Avago), Engine Yard, EVault (formerly i365, then acquired by Carbonite), Exablox (acquired by StorageCraft, itself acquired by Arcserve), ExaGrid, F5 Networks, FalconStor, Filebase, Firebase (acquired by Google), Fivetran, FlashGrid, FogCoin, FollowAnalytics, FoundationDB (acquired by Apple), Frame (acquired by Nutanix), Fujifilm Recording Media, Fungible, Fusion-IO (acquired by SanDisk, itself acquired by WDC), GridGain, Guardtime,, Hammerspace, Harness, Hazelcast, Hedvig (acquired by Commvault), High Cloud Security (acquired by HyTrust), Hightail (formerly YouSendIT, acquired by OpenText), Hortonworks (merged with Cloudera), HYCU, Igneous Systems (acquired by Rubrik), Iguazio, Illusive, Infinidat, Infinio (acquired by Ignitech), InfluxData, Iodyne, Isilon (acquired by EMC, itself acquired by Dell Technologies), iXsystems, Joyent (acquired by Samsung), Jut✝, Kaminario (morphed into Silk), Kalista, Kaseya, Kinetica, Komodor, Komprise, Librato (acquired by SolarWinds), Lightbits Labs, Liqid, LiveAction, LogicMonitor, Lookout Mobile Security, LucidLink, Mabl, Mangstor (morphed into Exten Technologies, acquired by OVHcloud), MapR Technologies (acquired by HPE), MarkLogic (acquired by Vector Capital), MemoScale, Metadata.IO, Micron, MinIO, Model9, MuleSoft (acquired by Salesforce), N-able, Nasuni, Nebulon, NEC, NetApp, Nexenta (acquired by DDN), NexGen Storage (acquired by Pivot3), Nexustorage, Nicira Networks (acquired by VMware), Nginx (acquired by F5 Networks), Nimble Storage (acquired by HPE), Nimbus Data Systems, Nine Technology (acquired by Imation), NooBaa Storage (acquired by Red Hat, itself acquired by IBM), Nuage Networks (acquired by Nokia), NuoDB (formerly NimbusDB, acquired by Dassault Systèmes), ObjectiveFS, Observe, Odaseva, OmniSci (formerly MapD), Onepanel, Open vStorage✝, OpenIO (acquired by OVHcloud), OpenStack, Outpace.IO✝, OwnBackup, Palo Alto Networks, Panasas, Panzura (acquired by Profile Capital Management), Pavilion Data Systems, Pernix Data (acquired by Nutanix), Petuum, Phala Data✝, Pica8, Platfora (acquired by Workday), Platform9,, Pliops, Plug and Play Tech Center, Portworx (acquired by Pure Storage), Primary Data✝, Promethium, Proofpoint, ProphetStor, Publist, Pure Storage, Quantum, Qubole (acquired by Idera), Qumulo, RainStor (acquired by Teradata), RapidAPI, Redis Labs, Reduxio Systems (morphed into Ionir), Riverbed (acquired by Thoma Bravo), Robin.IO (acquired by RakutenSymphony), Rozo Systems, RStor (acquired by PacketFabric), Rubrik, SambaNova, Sanbolic (acquired by Citrix), Scale Computing, Scality, SendBird, Sherbit (acquired by Medopad), ShieldIO, SimpliVity (acquired by HPE), SingleStore, Snowflake, SoftIron, SolidFire (acquired by NetApp), Solix Technologies, Sonian (acquired by Barracuda Networks), Soonr (acquired by Autotask then merged with Datto), Spanning Cloud Apps (acquired by Kaseya), Spectra Logic, Speedb, SpringPath (acquired by Cisco), Starboard Storage Systems (acquired by SGI, itself acquired by HPE), StorCentric, StorONE, StorPool, StorSimple (acquired by Microsoft), StrongBox Data Solutions, Sumo Logic, Symform (acquired by Quantum), Synata (acquired by Cisco), Sysdig, Tegile Systems (acquired by Western Digital and now owned by DDN), ThoughtSpot, ThousandEyes (acquired by Cisco), Tiger Technology, Tintri (acquired by DDN), Trifacta (acquired by Alteryx), TwinStrata (acquired by EMC, itself acquired by Dell Technologies), Ubeeko (now HFactory), Valohai, Varonis, VAST Data, Versity Software, Vexata (acquired by StorCentric), Violin Memory (acquired by StorCentric), Virsto (acquired by VMware), Virtana (formerly Virtual Instruments), VMware, Waterline Data (acquired by Hitachi Vantara), (formerly, Weebit, WEKA, Western Digital, WhipTail (acquired by Cisco), Xirrus (acquired by Riverbed), Yellowfin, Zadara Storage, Zerto, Zoho, Zscaler and Zuora.

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