Christmas storage quiz – Blocks and Files – Blocks and Files

Think you know the storage industry? Here is a quiz to test your knowledge. See if you can name pictured CEOs, match press release descriptions to suppliers, explain what acronyms mean, name more CEOs, and match logo symbols to suppliers. Answers at the bottom of this article.
Name the nine storage CEOs in this set of pictures:
Storage companies like to provide concise descriptions of what they are about in their press releases. See if you can match the descriptions to the suppliers in the categories below:
a) File sharing suppliers – CTERA, Nasuni and Egnyte
A leading provider of cloud file storage,
A leader in cloud content security and governance
The edge-to-cloud file services leader
b) Storage software suppliers  – Databricks, DataCore Software, Delphix, Diamanti, Komprise, Minio, Nutanix, SingleStore, Snowflake, and WekaIO:
The data platform for AI,
The data and AI company,
A leader in hybrid multicloud computing
The leader in analytics-driven data management as a service,
The largest independent vendor of Software-Defined Storage solutions, 
The Data Cloud company,
The industry leading data company for DevOps,
The company that streamlines Kubernetes applications and data management for global enterprises,
The single database for all data-intensive applications,
A pioneer in high performance, Kubernetes-native object storage.
c) SmartNIC and DPU suppliers – Fungible, Liqid, Nebulon and Pensando:
The world’s leading software company delivering data center composability,
A pioneer in data-centric computing,
The leader in distributed computing for the new edge,
The pioneer of smart infrastructure, server-embedded infrastructure software delivered as-a-service.
d) Array suppliers – DDN, Hitachi Vantara, Infinidat, NetApp, Pure Storage, Qumulo and VAST Data:
A global cloud-led, data-centric software company,
The global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and multicloud data management solutions
The digital infrastructure, data management and analytics, and digital solutions subsidiary of …
The storage software company breaking decades-old tradeoffs
A leading provider of enterprise-class storage solutions,
The IT pioneer that delivers storage as-a-service in a multi-cloud world,
The breakthrough leader in radically simplifying enterprise file data management across hybrid-cloud environments.
e) Media suppliers; an easy one with just Kioxia, Seagate and Western Digital:
A data infrastructure leader,
A world leader in memory solutions,
A world leader in mass-data storage infrastructure solutions
f) Data Protection – Acronis, Clumio, ExaGrid, Rubrik and Veeam:
The industry’s only Tiered Backup Storage solution,
The leader in backup, recovery and data management solutions that deliver Modern Data Protection
An industry leader in simplifying cloud data protection,
The Zero Trust Data Security Company
The global leader in cyber protection
What is the meaning of these acronyms?
Match the names and faces of storage supplier CEOs:
Which storage suppliers from Druva, Hitachi Vantara, Liqid, Rubrik, StorONE, WekaIO, Qumulo, Panzura and DDN do the logos belong to?

Nine storage CEOs – from top to bottom by row left to right
Press Release descriptions;
From top to bottom by row left to right;
From top to bottom by row left to right;


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