Hedvig Wins Top Recognition from 2016 American Business Awards

Software-Defined Storage Company Wins Gold Stevie® Award for New Software Product of the Year in Cloud Storage & Backup Solution Category

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – May 3, 2016Hedvig, the company modernizing storage and accelerating enterprise adoption of private and hybrid clouds, today announced it has been named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Software - Cloud Storage & Backup Solution category in The 14th Annual American Business Awards.

“We’re proud to be at the forefront of a new, software-defined movement to provide modern storage solutions for today’s data center,”said Avinash Lakshman, CEO and Founder of Hedvig. “This award is a testament of our team’s focus and dedication to meeting our goal of continued innovation in enterprise storage technology. We’re honored to be a recipient of the Gold Stevie Award.”

Supporting both hyperscale and hyperconverged deployments across public and private clouds, the Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform is the most versatile software-defined storage solution for modern data centers. With Hedvig, IT departments can cut storage costs by 60% or more while also investing in a platform that accommodates ever-changing business requirements. Hedvig is the only software-only platform that provides a full suite of data services along with support for traditional applications with protocols like iSCSI and NFS while also supporting new applications using object storage interfaces like S3 and Swift. Hedvig also supports a wide variety of compute environments, including OpenStack, Docker, VMware® vSphere, Microsoft® Hyper-V, KVM, and Xen.

“The judges were extremely impressed with the quality of entries we received this year. The competition was intense and every organization that has won should be proud,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

More than 3,400 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Live Event of the Year, and App of the Year, among others. Hedvig was nominated in the New Software Product of the Year category for Cloud Storage & Backup Solutions.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2016 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

About Hedvig

Hedvig reduces enterprise storage costs by 60 percent while accelerating migration to cloud. The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform combines block, file, and object storage for bare metal, hypervisor and container environments. The only software-defined solution built on a true distributed system, Hedvig is built to keep pace with scale-out applications and the velocity of change in today’s business climate. The Hedvig platform gets better and smarter as the system scales, transforming commodity hardware into the most advanced storage solution available today. Customers such as DGC, LKAB, Mazzetti and Van Dijk use the Hedvig platform to transform their storage from a box where data resides to a fundamental business enabler. www.hedviginc.com

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