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11 IT Infrastructure Companies to Participate in the 21st IT Press Tour


Cohesity, Datos IO, DDN Storage, Igneous, MemoSale, Minio, NEC, Open vStorage, Primary Data, Quantum and Rubrik to connect with European Press in December 2016


San Francisco, Calif. - November 10, 2016 - The IT Press Tour (, a leading media event launched in June 2010, today unveiled participating companies for the 21st edition scheduled from December 5 to 9 in Silicon Valley. A group of European journalists will visit 11 companies (in alphabetical order) in the IT infrastructure market: Cohesity, Datos IO, DDN Storage, Igneous, MemoScale, Minio, NEC, Open vStorage, Primary Data, Quantum and Rubrik.

"We've just finished a fantastic edition in Israel with top data storage and services companies and we’re very proud of the success of The IT Press Tour. Participating companies recognize that our tour has demonstrated real value and had a positive impact on their business," said Celine Coustaut, owner of The IT Press Tour. "The tour has boosted visibility for companies from stealthy startups to large, well-known players and, until now, has generated more than 5,700 articles. With the upcoming December edition, we’ll reach a total of 154 companies and 228 sessions, which means that many interesting discussions took place thanks to our tour, benefiting the IT community and educating readers around the world," added Celine Coustaut.


Quotes from participant companies:


  • Cohesity -- Patrick Rogers, Vice President Marketing and Product Management
    “To drive visibility in the EMEA market with influential journalists and thought leaders, there’s no better forum than The IT Press Tour. Cohesity is extremely excited to host the team at our offices, to give them in-depth exposure to our ground-breaking secondary storage technology and our executive team. We just announced expansion into EMEA, so the timing for this year’s tour is perfect for launching Cohesity into this important marketplace.”


  • Datos IO -- Tarun Thakur, CEO and co-founder
    “As global news heats up around data protection and recovery for the cloud applications, Datos IO is laser focused on strategically collaborating with the most influential voices in the IT industry. IT Press Tour provides an invaluable opportunity to sit down and intimately engage with the European technology journalists who break emerging enterprise news, and we look forward to sharing our story and progress with the EMEA community through their coverage.”


  • DDN Storage -- Alex Bouzari, CEO and co-founder
    "As the world leading Big Data storage supplier to data intensive global enterprises, cloud organizations, government and academia, we place great value on increasing our global awareness, and discussing major IT trends and data storage industry insights with Europe’s leading journalists. We are very pleased that the fruitful journalistic roundtable discussions we held at the opening of our new Research and Development facility in Paris, France this past summer, can now be supplemented by further in-depth discussions at our worldwide headquarters in California this coming December."


  • Igneous -- Steve Pao, CMO
    “Just coming out of stealth in October, we have been excited to discuss both the emergence of data-centric computing and our approach to deliver True Cloud for Local Data. We look forward to the December IT Press Tour to interact with a whole new set of influencers whom we haven’t met before.” 


  • MemoScale -- Per Simonsen, CEO and co-founder
    "MemoScale offers high-performance erasure coding software libraries for storage systems. The IT Press Tour is an excellent way to meet with many relevant and influential journalists over a short period of time, and a great opportunity for us to get broad exposure in the market. With erasure coding now rapidly becoming the key to low cost data storage, the timing could not have been better. We are looking forward with excitement to the event!"


  • Minio -- Garima Kapoor, Co-founder
    "Minio object storage has an active and growing community in Europe today. ITPT’s last year visit certainly had an impact on our adoption. We are excited to host ITPT this year as well."


  • NEC -- Mizumachi Hiroaki, CTO HYDRAstor
    "NEC is very excited to be able to host European influencing IT Journalists and share HYDRAstor's story and technologies. We look forward to welcoming people in our Santa Clara office and having discussions in deep.”


  • Open vStorage -- Bob Griswold, Chairman
    "The IT Press Tour has proven many times in the past to be able to bring the right message at the right time. The Open vStorage team is very excited to join the IT Press Tour and explain how we are solving the challenges in the new reality of software-defined storage. A reality where we are all finding ourselves at a tipping point and see that the ever growing storage requirements can no longer be fulfilled by the traditional storage technologies.”


  • Primary Data -- Douglas Fallstrom, Head of Product Management
    “The IT Press Tour provides the unique opportunity to connect with many of Europe’s leading IT influencers all in one room. Our team at Primary Data looks forward to hearing the journalists’ perspectives on the technology developments of the past year and what trends we will see taking off in the year ahead."


  • Quantum -- Molly Rector, Vice President Global Marketing
    "As demonstrated by our 56% growth in scale-out storage sales last quarter and our newly launched data protection and archive offerings, Quantum remains at the forefront of addressing customers’ storage and data management needs. We look forward to an engaging dialogue on how the tremendous growth of unstructured data, including sensor-generated data, and the changing storage technology landscape – from SSDs to public and private clouds – are driving rapid market evolution."

  • Rubrik -- Bipul Sinha, CEO and co-founder
    "The IT Press Tour provides an amazing platform to extend our reach into the European market. We see this as an invaluable investment in awareness as Rubrik continues to rapidly scale customer and channel partner adoption of Cloud Data Management. We are honored to host the IT Press Tour again and look forward to engaging with Europe's leading IT journalists."



About The IT Press Tour

The IT Press Tour has been created and organized by The Condor Consulting Group, a marketing services and consulting firm based in San Francisco, California. Since 2010, European journalists met worldwide high-tech companies to discuss various IT topics covering markets such as data storage, networking, cloud, big data, business and IT applications, and more. For more information, please visit us at, email us at and follow us on twitter at @ITPressTour; the associated hashtag is #ITPT.



*sponsors in alphabetical order: A10 Networks, Adaptiva, AetherStore, Alteryx, Anaplan, AppDynamics, Arcitecta, Arista Networks, Arkeia (acquired by WDC), Atlantis Computing, AtScale, Avere Systems, Backblaze, Backupify (acquired by Datto), Basho, Big Switch Networks, Bitcasa, Blade Network Technologies (acquired by IBM), Box, Branch Metrics, Caringo, Catalogic Software, CDNetworks, Chartio, CloudByte, Cloudera, Cloudian, CloudPhysics, Clustrix, Cohesity, Coho Data, Copiun (acquired by Good Technology), Coraid, CoreOS, Couchbase, CTera Networks, DataCore, Datadog, Datameer, Datos IO, Datrium, DDN Storage, Delphix, Diablo Technologies, Druva, E8 Storage, Egenera, Elastic (formerly Elasticsearch), eMeter (acquired by Siemens), Emulex (acquired by Avago), Engine Yard, EVault (formerly i365), Exablox, ExaGrid, F5 Networks, FalconStor, Firebase (acquired by Google), FlashGrid, FollowAnalytics, FoundationDB (acquired by Apple), Fusion-IO (acquired by SanDisk), Guardtime, Hedvig, High Cloud Security (acquired by HyTrust), Hightail (formerly YouSendIT), Hortonworks, Igneous, Iguazio, Infinidat, Infinio, Isilon (acquired by EMC), Joyent (acq. by Samsung), Jut, Kaminario, Librato (acquired by SolarWinds), LiveAction, Lookout Mobile Security, Mangstor, MapR Technologies, MarkLogic, MemoScale, Metadata.IO, Micron, Minio, MuleSoft, NEC, Nexenta, NexGen Storage (acquired by Pivot3), Nicira Networks, Nimble Storage, Nimbus Data Systems, Nine Technology (acquired by Imation), NooBaa, Nuage Networks, NuoDB (formerly NimbusDB), ObjectiveFS, Open vStorage, OpenIO, OpenStack, Outpace.IO, Palo Alto Networks, Panzura, Pernix Data, Phala Data, Platfora (acquired by Workday), Platform9, Plug and Play Tech Center, Portworx, Primary Data, Proofpoint, Pure Storage, Quantum, Qubole, RainStor (acquired by Teradata), Reduxio Systems, Riverbed, Rozo Systems, Rubrik, Sanbolic (acquired by Citrix), Scality, SendBird, Sherbit, SimpliVity, SolidFire (acquired by NetApp), Solix Technologies, Sonian, Soonr (acquired by Autotask), Spanning Cloud Apps (acquired by EMC), SpringPath, Starboard Storage Systems (acquired by SGI), StorPool, StorSimple (acquired by Microsoft), Sumo Logic, Symform (acquired by Quantum), Synata (acquired by Cisco), Sysdig, Tegile, ThousandEyes, Tintri, Trifacta, TwinStrata (acquired by EMC), Ubeeko, Varonis, Versity, Violin Memory, Virsto (acquired by VMware), Virtual Instruments, Weka.IO, WhipTail (acquired by Cisco), Xirrus, Your File System, Zadara Storage, Zerto, Zoho and Zscaler.

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