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  • 14 February 2018 11:17

ioFABRIC takes top place in Storage and CxO Categories in prestigious Tech Trailblazers Awards

Awards given to young technology companies to highlight the most innovative entrants and concepts

SYDNEY – Feb 14, 2018 – ioFABRIC Inc. announced today it has earned two Tech Trailblazers Awards – the top prize in the storage category for its Vicinity 3.0 multi-site, multi-cloud data fabric; and the top prize for CTO and co-founder Rayan Zachariassen in the category of male CxO.

Tech Trailblazers Awards are given to young technology companies to highlight the most innovative entrants and concepts in areas such as cloud, security, IoT, mobile, and many more. Shortlists were selected by a panel of leading IT industry experts and then opened to public vote.

ioFABRIC Vicinity is being recognised for providing complete data protection and availability, and an industry-unique cost optimisation feature based on artificial intelligence that automatically chooses the lowest-cost storage that meets each application’s requirements.

“That these awards were selected by users of enterprise technologies, and by the business and IT community that we serve, makes these wins exceptionally humbling,” said Zachariassen. “Vicinity is outside of the mould of products usually celebrated by Silicon Valley, and represents an exciting new way of thinking about how data is managed across servers, VMs, containers and clouds.”

Zachariassen is a pioneer of the internet industry. He founded Uunet Canada, which became Canada’s first commercial ISP. He also co-founded Border Network Technologies, which developed and marketed one of the earliest internet application firewalls. Zachariassen has focused on the software, storage and virtualisation markets, successfully identifying and alleviating enterprise IT users’ most urgent pain points.

Vicinity unlocks the true value of the multi-site and multi-cloud by monitoring and automatically moving data to where it needs to be: low latency, active data remains on-premises while stale data is automatically migrated to the cloud. Vicinity profiles performance, capacity and data protection capabilities of all storage elements, using that knowledge to deliver the service-level objectives that each application workload demands. Users can scale performance and capacity independently and without limit.

Vicinity recommends when users need more performance, media and automatically overflows capacity to the cloud. Data is replicated across sites and clouds for always-available data that solves the challenges of backups and the risk of restores, guaranteeing business continuity.

About ioFABRIC Inc.

ioFABRIC Inc. is a data management company whose software solves data challenges while reducing complexity, and optimizing costs. ioFABRIC’s flagship product, ioFABRIC Vicinity, is a multi-site, multi-cloud data fabric ensuring storage is always available, always protected, always evergreen. Vicinity 3.0 creates a data fabric supporting applications running on legacy servers, VMs, containers, and clouds. Vicinity is sold through ioFABRIC’s reseller and distribution channel, through its powerful LEaD program. Partners sell Vicinity as licensed software or by white-labeling it with additional hardware and/or software. Founded in 2013 by an executive team that has worked together for more than 20 years is funded by private investors. For more information visit


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