Storage Trailblazers 2021 – Shortlist News Previous Winner Storage Posted by Rosalind | 16/11/2021 With just a few weeks until our virtual awards ceremony on 8th December, the 10th edition of the Tech Trailblazers Awards is full steam ahead. We’ve seen a substantial 40% uptick in entries from 2020, indicating the growing value of online awards for the enterprise tech startup ecosystem in an increasingly virtual world. The Storage Trailblazers is open to storage startups that offer innovative enterprise solutions to enterprises based anywhere around the world. The kind of topics that may be considered hot and innovative under storage include: Solid State Disk (SSD), backup, archiving, deduplication, Write Attenuation, Open Source, Storage Software, Storage Switches, Compression. However, any startup that considers itself innovating in storage can be considered. Congratulations to this year’s Storage finalists: Fungible (@fungible_inc)HYCU, Inc. (@HYCUInc)Lightbits Labs (@lightbitslabs)Pliops (@PliopsLtd) The 2020 Storage Trailblazers – where are they now? Since winning the 2020 Storage award, VAST Data has gone on to raise $83m in Series D funding from the likes of Dell Technologies Capital and Mellanox Capital. The company has raised a total of $263m in funding. Click here to discover our #FoundersOnFire podcast with its CMO and Co-Founder, Jeff Denworth. Discover the other 2021 shortlists and vote for the winners Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 8th December, starting 08:30 PT / 16:30 GMT / 17:30 CET.