Lightbits Recognized as One of CRN’s Top 100 Storage Solutions for 2023

Leading technology that delivers a flexible and cost-efficient platform on any cloud.

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 10, 2023 – Lightbits®, the innovation leader in simple, flexible, and cost-efficient data platform solutions for any cloud, has announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Lightbits to its annual Storage 100 list in the software-defined category. The Storage 100 list recognizes industry-leading storage vendors that provide transformative products and services.

The enterprise is pushing more data to the cloud than ever before. With growing concerns over poor economic conditions and IT supply chain shortages driving cloud-first strategies, the need for technology on which to build a flexible and cost-efficient platform on the cloud will continue to increase.

Chosen by a panel of respected CRN editors, the companies included in the 2023 Storage 100 list were selected for their perseverance in pushing the boundaries of innovation through cutting-edge technology and strategic partnerships. The list itself is a valuable resource for solution providers looking to find vendors that can support them in a complex storage market with industry-leading offerings.

“This recognition by CRN reflects our ongoing efforts in further strengthening our leadership position in the software-defined segment while continually innovating and expanding our relationships with industry partners like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and others,” said Charla Bunton-Johnson, Vice President of Global Alliances and Channels at Lightbits. “With a superior product offering and the GoPurple global partner program in place, Lightbits is growing its install base in organizations that want to migrate their high-performance database, transactional, or analytics workloads to the cloud.”

Delivered as a primary storage solution for many use cases through the Lightbits GoPurple global channel program, the Lightbits Data Platform helps organizations store, process, and manage data on the cloud with more flexibility, performance, and efficiency. The software-defined disaggregated architecture delivers predictable and lower costs and a better experience on both AWS and Azure enabling the migration of transactional and other latency-sensitive workloads to the cloud. It’s simple and easy to use, plugs directly into Virtual Machines (VMs), works within most orchestration environments (Kubernetes, VMware, or OpenStack), and supports hybrid deployments offering the flexibility to port the license between on-premises storage servers and storage-optimized VMs.

“CRN’s 2023 Storage 100 list recognizes the leading vendors that are delivering transformative advancements in storage technology and bringing modern solutions to customers and solution providers that are built for the future,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “We are honored to recognize their contributions as the leading players in storage technology for 2023.”

The CRN Storage 100 list will be featured in the April 2023 issue of CRN Magazine and online at

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About Lightbits Labs
Lightbits Labs® (Lightbits), offers a Complete Data Platform for any cloud in VMware, Kubernetes, and OpenStack orchestration environments. It enables organizations with a cloud-first strategy to move IO-intensive database, analytic, transactional, and streaming applications that may be on DAS or SAN to the cloud without compromise. It delivers high performance, consistent low latency, and predictable low costs that cloud-native block storage solutions cannot provide. The native NMVe/TCP and clustered architecture, coupled with innovative Intelligent Flash Management and rich enterprise data services solve the storage challenges endemic to cloud-native applications. Lightbits is backed by enterprise technology leaders [Cisco Investments, Dell Technologies Capital, Intel Capital, Lenovo, and Micron] and is on a mission to deliver a robust cloud platform with unmatched efficiency, agility, and flexibility.


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