The Structure 50: The Top 50 Cloud Innovators

IO Turbine

Founded 2009
Investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Merus Capital
Structure50 Topic Data Center
Description This startup provides software that allows companies to speed up I/O between virtualized servers by allowing those servers to access a shared flash drive.
GigaOM’s Take I/O Turbine could be big because it helps make it easier to run I/O-intensive tasks such as databases on virtualized hardware. Do people want or need to do that? We’ll see.