IBM honored with 2018 CRN® Tech Innovator Award

By | 2 minute read | January 10, 2019

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IBM Cloud Object Storage takes top honors in the 2018 Storage – Cloud category

The books are closed for 2018, but not before IBM received the 2018 CRN Tech Innovator Award for the Storage – Cloud category.

IBM Cloud Object Storage is a leader in scalable, durable and highly available capacity storage in the data center or in the cloud. IBM continues to invest in innovation for its enterprise object storage solution and currently has over 600 patents and growing. It was exciting news when CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, recognized IBM storage with the 2018 CRN Tech Innovator Award. These annual awards honor standout hardware, software and services that are moving the IT industry forward.

In compiling the 2018 Tech Innovator Award list, CRN editors evaluated 300 products across 34 technology categories using several criteria, including technological advancements, uniqueness of features and potential to help solution providers solve users’ IT challenges.

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IBM Cloud Object Storage helps break down barriers for storing massive amounts of data by using an Information Dispersal Algorithm (IDA) and flexible configurations to spread data across multiple nodes using IBM’s patented technologies. IBM combines scalability and data protection with default server-side encryption, simplicity, and innovative search and analysis into a proven platform. IBM Cloud Object Storage is designed to help companies around the world who need to store massive repositories of data with millions or even billions of files or objects.

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IBM flexibility positions customers to start with terabytes of storage but grow online to petabytes or even exabytes of data. IBM offers both preconfigured and custom configurations that can be optimized for multiple solutions. All our configurations support running multiple workloads simultaneously on a single system with minimal administration overhead. IBM Cloud Object Storage offers the ability to grow capacity and performance online with system options or software-only configurations.

“We find that clarifying the financial value of an archive system like IBM Cloud Object Storage: that is simple, scalable, secured–resonates with customers. Highlighting the efficiencies and durability of an object-based solution–customers want to dig deeper. The concentrated dispersal mode function provides a cost-attractive solution to clients with a modest budget and allows them an enticing entry point. “- Erik Cline, VP of Sales, Converge One–A Beacon Award-winning IBM Business Partner

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The Tech Innovator Awards were featured in the December issue of CRN and can be viewed online at

Want to learn more about out award-winning solution? Visit us at IBM Cloud Object Storage.