Hedvig was founded as a startup in June of 2012 by Avinash Lakshman, the co-inventor of Amazon Dynamo and inventor of Cassandra. Hedvig draws on Lakshman's 10 years of expertise in developing and running the largest distributed systems. The company was officially launched in March 2015.
Lakshman created Hedvig with a mission to build the best distributed storage platform for any bare metal, hypervisor, container, or cloud. We believe there hasn't been any fundamental innovation in the storage industry in many years. Progress has been incremental at best. The power and thinking of distributed systems represents the first true innovation in more than a decade. That fueled us to create the industry's first distributed storage platform for any compute environment to help lower the cost of storing data while providing a platform built with the self-service and provisioning of the cloud.
Hedvig has raised $52M to-date. This includes:
Unlike other distributed storage approaches, Hedvig provides unprecedented flexibility. Hedvig doesn’t assume companies will know everything at once, then saddle them with a deployment that will cost them more time, energy, and budget when it obsolesces. Instead, Hedvig provides the flexibility to adapt to changing data, app, and user requirements. Hedvig turns software into an appreciating asset sitting atop commodity hardware. Companies can add more capabilities as their needs evolve, without having to reset their storage architecture. Hedvig is designed for change and built to scale. Hedvig is modern storage for modern business.
Hedvig decreases the capital and operational costs of storing data. More importantly, Hedvig helps companies with time-to-market. Data is critical to existing and emerging applications, yet traditional storage suffers from "human latency" – often taking weeks to install and days to provision for production environments. Our distributed systems approach simplifies storage and ensures that applications can be developed, provisioned, and scaled faster in support of digital business. This directly impacts the top and bottom line, and improves customer satisfaction, acquisition, and retention.
Hedvig is ideal for a wide range of uses, primarily focused on private clouds built on technologies lik eVMware, Hyper-V, KVM, OpenStack, and Docker, Kubernetes, and Mesos. It is also an ideal solution for secondary storage in backup and archiving environments, providing ideal scaling and economics for storage large amounts of data.
Hedvig's distributed systems DNA – the experience of 10 years of designing and operating the largest distributed systems powering the most successful companies – provides meaningful credibility and confidence to customers. Organizations that adopt the Hedvig solution aligned with the idea that a new storage model is necessary for today's business to keep pace with constant changes occuring in application architectures. Hedvig is the only technology provider that can combat the economics of exponential data growth while also providing the simplicity and usability of cloud infrastructure. Hedvig offsets the risk of a "new technology" by providing a reslient system with tunable replication that includes multi-site disaster recovery (DR) capabilities built-in. This means applications and data that are not easily protected by normal DR processes now have a built-in data protection mechanism.
The product has been generally available (GA) since 2015 and is now shipping with the 2.x version.
Hedvig is available with two licensing models:
Each are available in primary storage (all features), backup/archive storage, or object-only storage versions that are priced according to the set of features delivered for the given use case(s).
Hedvig provides support on a 24x7 basis via support engineers in different time zones using a follow-the-sun model. A 9x5 support option is available for customers that do not require 24x7 support.
For S1 urgent events (severity 1 = critical impact or system down) we recommend you call Hedvig immediately for assistance at +1 (888) 798-0914 or +1 (408) 758-6564. For S2-S4 cases, customers can send an email to email@example.com.
Yes, Hedvig is a member of TSANet. This enables us to engage in cross-vendor cooperative support efforts. If you would like Hedvig to engage with a 3rd-party vendor, feel free to make this request.