Lightbits Labs Named a Finalist for CRN’s 2021 Tech Innovator Award

San Jose, Calif., November 8, 2021Lightbits Labs® (Lightbits®), a leader in NVMe®-based, scalable and software-defined elastic block storage for private and edge clouds, is announcing that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Lightbits as a Finalist for the 2021 CRN Tech Innovator Awards.

This annual award program showcases innovative vendors in the IT channel across 47 different technology categories, in key areas ranging from cloud to storage to networking to security. To determine the winners, a panel of CRN editors reviewed hundreds of vendor products using multiple criteria, including key capabilities, uniqueness, technological ingenuity and ability to address customer and partner needs.

Lightbits LightOS is software-defined, high-performance elastic block storage that delivers simplicity, performance, and flexibility for your cloud. Lightbits invented NVMe® over TCP (NVMe®/TCP), which enables the software to deploy at scale while delivering performance that is similar to local flash. Lightbits excels where other storage systems fail, delivering consistent low latency [<200usec] at high loads and high performance for environments utilizing Kubernetes, Kafka or VMware orchestration engines. Lightbits eliminates the complexity and cost overhead of managing multi-core, cloud-native applications utilizing existing, ubiquitous TCP/IP networks and improving the utilization and endurance of NAND flash by up to 20X.

“CRN’s annual Tech Innovator Awards acknowledge technology vendors that display their ongoing commitment to empowering and enabling end users, while also promoting continuous business growth for solution providers, with cutting-edge, purpose-built products and services,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “I’d like to personally congratulate each and every one of this year’s CRN Tech Innovator Award winners. We are proud to recognize these best-in-class vendors that are driving transformation and innovation in the IT space.”

“This recognition from CRN is validation that our flagship product Lightbits LightOS is transforming the datacenter by breaking the limitations of performance, scalability, and flexibility of legacy storage solutions and enabling new revenue streams for our channel partners,” said Eran Kirzner, CEO at Lightbits Labs. “High-performance storage solutions that are expensive, complex, and lead to vendor lock-in are big problems plaguing datacenters today. Lightbits eliminates all that with simple, flexible, software-defined, highly performant elastic block storage that accelerates applications in private and edge clouds running in bare metal, containerized, or virtual environments. Customers can provision storage and launch applications faster while lowering costs, which positively impacts their top line and TCO simultaneously. It is high-performance cloud storage made easy.”

“Lightbits is purpose-built for cloud-native, high-performance database applications. Our customers in financial services, gaming, and manufacturing industries see immediate business value in how Lightbits can speed time to market by provisioning storage services and cloud-based applications faster, in a secure and multi-tenant environment, while also lowering their TCO,” said Alexey Stolyar, Development Director at ICC, a Lightbits partner.


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About Lightbits Labs
Lightbits Labs (Lightbits) is leading the digital data center transformation by making high-performance elastic block storage available to any cloud. Creators of the NVMe® over TCP (NVMe®/TCP) protocol, Lightbits software-defined storage is easy to deploy at scale and delivers performance equivalent to local flash to accelerate cloud-native applications in bare metal, virtual, or containerized environments. Backed by leading enterprise investors including Cisco Investments, Dell Technologies Capital, Intel Capital, and Micron, Lightbits is on a mission to make high-performance elastic block storage simple, scalable and cost-efficient for any cloud.

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International Computer Concepts (ICC) is a leading provider of IT technology. Since 1993, ICC has been integrating computing systems with the latest hardware and software components to meet the ever-changing business and IT requirements of its clients. With a focus on technical expertise and delivering energy-efficient and high-performance solutions, ICC uses only the best components available to design and assemble computing systems. Based in Northbrook, Illinois, ICC works closely with clients that include local businesses, multinational corporations, institutions of higher learning, and government agencies to equip them with superb computers.


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