Hot companies and technologies for the 33rd edition of The IT Press Tour dedicated to IT Infrastructure
12 companies - Actifio, Commvault, Data Dynamics, DDN Storage, HYCU, Igneous, Komprise, Minio, Portworx, Scale Computing, StorCentric and VMware - to join the IT Infrastructure edition in December
San Francisco, Calif. - November 13, 2019 - The IT Press Tour (www.ITPressTour.com), a leading media event launched in June 2010, today announced participating companies for the 33rd edition organized the second week of December in Silicon Valley. Twelve companies will join this new edition dedicated to IT Infrastructure (by alpha order): Actifio, Commvault, Data Dynamics, DDN Storage, HYCU, Igneous, Komprise, Minio, Portworx, Scale Computing, StorCentric and VMware.
"Last tour for 2019 with a superb week in perspective for this coming IT Infrastructure edition with an impressive list of hot companies, team and technologies with huge impact on the market. We have also a few new comers such Actifio, Commvault, Scale Computing and VMware and all the 12 companies will present to a group of top US and EMEA journalists. It will be good to interact with these companies to get a product and strategy update, learn their 2019 lessons and understand their future directions," said Philippe Nicolas, creator of The IT Press Tour.
“And we'll continue to break records: number of articles so far established at 11,500+ companies* with 227 distinct ones visited, 356 sessions organized and more 700+ CxO.” concluded Philippe Nicolas.
With a few quotes supporting this new edition:
Brian Reagan, CMO, Actifio
"The pace of change for data-driven organizations is breathtaking. Digital transformation dominates boardrooms, and the cloud is taking over not only the management of more and more important applications and workloads but also the protection of all that valuable, sensitive data. Over our first decade, Actifio has helped thousands of customers get ahead of these trends with our multi-cloud copy data management software platform. The IT Press Tour has a much longer history of bringing innovators like Actifio into the room with the journalists that these IT customers depend on for fresh, accurate information to inform their decisions. We are really looking forward to updating these journalists and sharing our progress and our observations."
Miranda Foster, Vice President of Communications, Commvault
"We’re excited to continue our momentum beyond our wildly successful Commvault GO conference with global press all in one place. This gathering of influencers gives us an opportunity to talk about the 'new' Commvault and how we are empowering customers to become 'Data Ready' by relentlessly innovating our existing portfolio of solutions to achieve the ease of use, speed, flexibility and choice enterprises need to be successful."
Piyush Mehta, CEO, Data Dynamics
"Extracting value from data for insight and informed decision making is integral to enterprises competing in the digital era. StorageX is the first platform to view data from a unique container and content perspective. The ability to understand vital meta-data and tying it to key aspects of the data itself, provides enterprises the ability to leverage a single platform that drives compliance, optimization, security, risk mitigation whilst converting data into information. We are excited to sit with leading journalists during the coming IT Press Tour and showcase the value this powerful platform can provide and how it will transform enterprise data management."
Simon Taylor, CEO, HYCU
"There are few, if any, opportunities in the industry to sit, present and discuss the latest innovations your company is driving with a group of journalists like ITPT. For HYCU, as we continue to evolve our solutions to address the data management and protection needs for multi-cloud users, we know we will get invaluable feedback on what we're doing. This will ultimately help our customers as they continue their journey to make the most of their cloud, their way, with their control. Kudos to Philippe for the tireless energy and work he puts into making ITPT so successful."
Kiran Bhageshpur, CEO, Igneous
“As the cost of NAS infrastructure continues to soar, the time is now for data-centric organizations managing petabytes of machine-generated file and object data to leverage public cloud storage. We look forward to the opportunity of engaging with the experts that make up the IT Press Tour to discuss how protecting file and object data at scale has never been easier.”
Krishna Subramanian, Cofounder, President & COO, Komprise
"We are excited to host the global news influencers of the IT Press Tour for the third year in a row! This year is especially important as we have expanded sales globally and have tripled down in EMEA. These events have been invaluable to educating customers that managing storage capacity has to evolve with all this data growth. Know your data before you act has to be the new era of Data Management. We can’t wait to communicate how Komprise is leading this change."
Anand Babu Periasamy, CEO & Co-founder, Minio
"We are delighted to host the IT Press Tour again this year. The tour represents an opportunity for us to engage with the most influential journalists and analysts in the space at a particularly important time. The pace of change for enterprise technology continues to accelerate - driven by performance requirements, Kubernetes and other cloud native influences. As data grows, so do the requirements on how the enterprise stores, accesses and analyzes that data. We look forward to sharing the story of our remarkable growth since we last engaged with the tour - now with more than 280M Docker pulls of the software, 19K GitHub stars and 6K members of our Slack community - making us the fastest growing object storage system in the world."
Murli Thirumale, Co-founder & CEO, Portworx
"Against a backdrop of rapidly increasing competition, security threats, and an explosion of data to be leveraged, enterprises are adopting technologies like Kubernetes to meet these challenges head on. As a result, application infrastructure that supports flexible storage options and rock solid DR, backup & recovery and data security become more critical than ever. Enterprises need these capabilities in an environment that permits rapid innovation while keeping escalating cloud costs in check. Portworx Enterprise provides all that and more, giving organizations unmatched speed and reliability for their data in containerized environments while providing a safeguard against skyrocketing costs. We're excited to join the IT Press tour and looking forward to showcasing the industry's best solutions for container storage and data management in a modern cloud environment."
Jeff Ready, CEO and Co-Founder, Scale Computing
"When ease of use, high availability, and total cost of ownership matters, Scale Computing HC3 is the ideal IT infrastructure platform for distributed enterprises, large retailers, and SMBs alike. The IT Press Tour gives us an ideal forum to share our rapidly evolving story with EMEA IT decision makers."
Mihir Shah, CEO, StorCentric
"We look forward to discussing StorCentric's robust and complete storage solutions as well as our growth strategy with our recent company acquisitions. StorCentric has world-class hardware and software storage products, IP, and professional expertise focused on helping customers scale their businesses while accessing, protecting and archiving critical data. IT Press Tour offers an unparalleled opportunity to convey our upcoming technology developments with the leading journalistic voices from across the U.S. and Europe."
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, Business and IT Applications, Artificial Intelligence Cyber and IT Security. For more information, please visit us at www.itpresstour.com, 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, Adaptiva, Aera Technology, Aerospike, AetherStore, Alation, Alteryx, Anaplan, AppDynamics (acquired by Cisco), Aptare (acquired by Veritas), Arcitecta, Arista Networks, Arkeia (acquired by Western Digital), Atempo, Atlantis Computing (IP assets acquired by Hive-IO), AtScale, Avere Systems (acquired by Microsoft), Axway, Ayehu, Backblaze, Backupify (acquired by Datto), Basho Technologies (acquired by Bet365), Big Switch Networks, Bitcasa (acquired by Intel), Blade Network Technologies (acquired by IBM), Bouquet, Box, Branch Metrics, C3DNA✝, Caringo, Catalogic Software, CDNetworks, Chartio, CloudByte (now MayaData), Cloudera, CloudGenix, Cloudian, CloudPhysics, Clustrix (acquired by MariaDB), Cohesity, Coho Data✝, Commerce.AI, Commvault, Compliance.AI, Copiun (acquired by Good Technology), Coraid, Corelight, CoreOS (acquired by Red Hat), Couchbase, Crate.IO, CTera Networks, Data Dynamics, DataCore, Datadog, Datameer, Datera, Datos IO (acquired by Rubrik), Datrium, DDN Storage, Delphix, Diablo Technologies✝, DriveScale, Druva, E8 Storage, Egenera, Elastic (formerly Elasticsearch), eMeter (acquired by Siemens), Emulex (acquired by Avago), Engine Yard, EVault (formerly i365, then acquired by Carbonite), Exablox (acquired by StorageCraft), ExaGrid, F5 Networks, FalconStor, Firebase (acquired by Google), Fivetran, FlashGrid, FogCoin, FollowAnalytics, FoundationDB (acquired by Apple), Frame (acquired by Nutanix), Fusion-IO (acquired by SanDisk, itself acquired by WDC), GridGain, Guardtime, H2O.ai, 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, Iguazio, Infinidat, Infinio, InfluxData, Isilon (acquired by EMC, itself acquired by Dell Technologies), iXsystems, Joyent (acquired by Samsung), Jut✝, Kaminario, Kaseya, Kinetica, Komprise, Librato (acquired by SolarWinds), LiveAction, LogicMonitor, Lookout Mobile Security, LucidLink, Mabl, Mangstor✝, MapR Technologies (acquired by HPE), MarkLogic, MemoScale, Metadata.IO, Micron, Minio, MuleSoft (acquired by Salesforce), NEC, NetApp, Nexenta (acquired by DDN), NexGen Storage (acquired by Pivot3), Nicira Networks (acquired by VMware), Nimble Storage (acquired by HPE), Nimbus Data Systems, Nine Technology (acquired by Imation), Nginx (acquired by F5 Networks), NooBaa Storage (acquired by Red Hat, itself acquired by IBM), Nuage Networks, NuoDB (formerly NimbusDB), ObjectiveFS, Odaseva, OmniSci (formerly MapD), Onepanel, Open vStorage, OpenIO, OpenStack, Outpace.IO✝, Palo Alto Networks, Panasas, Panzura, Pernix Data (acquired by Nutanix), Petuum, Phala Data✝, Pica8, Platfora (acquired by Workday), Platform9, Platform.sh, Plug and Play Tech Center, Portworx, Primary Data✝, Promethium, Proofpoint, ProphetStor, Pure Storage, Quantum, Qubole, Qumulo, RainStor (acquired by Teradata), RapidAPI, Redis Labs, Reduxio Systems, Riverbed, Rozo Systems, RStor, Rubrik, Sanbolic (acquired by Citrix), Scale Computing, Scality, SendBird, ShieldIO, Sherbit, SimpliVity (acquired by HPE), Snowflake, SolidFire (acquired by NetApp), Solix Technologies, Sonian (acquired by Barracuda Networks), Soonr (acquired by Autotask), Spanning Cloud Apps (acquired by Kaseya), SpringPath (acquired by Cisco), Starboard Storage Systems (acquired by SGI), StorCentric, 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 and now acquired by DDN), ThoughtSpot, ThousandEyes, Tintri (acquired by DDN), Trifacta, TwinStrata (acquired by EMC, itself acquired by Dell Technologies), Ubeeko, Valohai, Varonis, Versity Software, Vexata (acquired by StorCentric), Violin Memory, Virsto (acquired by VMware), Virtana (formerly Virtual Instruments), VMware, Waterline Data, Weka.IO, Western Digital, WhipTail (acquired by Cisco), Xirrus (acquired by Riverbed), Yellowfin, AuriStor (formerly Your File System), Zadara Storage, Zerto, Zoho, Zscaler and Zuora.