Matt Medeiros

StorageCraft whose mission is to protect all data and ensure its constant availability, announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named StorageCraft Chairman and CEO, Matt Medeiros, to its 2017 list of Top 100 Executives for the second year in a row. The annual list recognizes leaders from the technology industry who have played an integral role in shaping today’s IT channel, whether by driving huge cultural shifts, creating rich new opportunities or forging innovative routes to market. CRN named Medeiros to its Top 25 Innovators category of the Top 100 Executives.

In his second year at the helm of StorageCraft, Medeiros continues to drive growth and innovation through a game-changing approach to data management. Early in his tenure at StorageCraft, Medeiros zeroed in on the pain point most organizations have been unable to address successfully: effectively managing and protecting the huge data pools they’ve amassed and hosted in multiple systems. From Medeiros’ viewpoint, the storage industry’s traditional response of “just back up all your data” is simply not good enough.
“Let’s get more responsible about data backup,” Medeiros said. “Today’s world has stored too much data that is not critical to their business. It’s paramount for companies of all sizes to get a better handle on managing and restoring their mission-critical data—that’s where they can rely on StorageCraft’s proven and innovative technologies that combine the best in reliable data protection with infinite scale-out storage.”

Under Medeiros’ leadership, StorageCraft has grown and re-defined its solutions accordingly. In September 2016, StorageCraft acquired Gillware Online Backup and its data analytics technology.

Then another aspect of Medeiros’ vision was achieved in January 2017 with the acquisition of Exablox, which provides award-winning and innovative all-flash, scale-out storage solutions that eliminate forklift upgrades: “Our customers’ businesses operate nonstop,” he said. “While their data volumes explode, uptime requirements have become more stringent. By adding converged mid-market storage technology from Exablox to our portfolio, we can address both of these problems and do so with a solution that has ground-breaking scalability.”

Following this vision, StorageCraft continues to focus on equipping its vast network of channel partners with award-winning solutions that solve the data management and data protection problems of their customers. StorageCraft’s product portfolio now includes infinite scale-out storage solutions and an industry-leading file and folder backup application that features smart file analysis, along with flexible and reliable on- and off-prem recovery options and cloud backup for hosted data (Microsoft Office 365 and G Suite).

“Today’s IT ecosystem is undergoing major changes, from a disruptive, technological innovation boom to the unprecedented shift to a services-driven market,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “For both technology suppliers and solution providers, navigating these uncertain waters and maintaining a competitive edge requires strong leadership and vision. CRN’s 2017 Top 100 Executives actively embody these qualities, providing the exemplary guidance their companies need to thrive in this new environment and move the IT channel forward.”