WEKA’s FY21 Wrap – Here We GROW Again!!!
CAMPBELL, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WekaIO™ (WEKA), the data platform for AI and modern workloads, celebrates a year of tremendous growth and accolades.
As we look back at fiscal-year 2021, WEKA continued to grow at an unimaginable rate. In Q4 of FY21 alone, WEKA had more deals than all of 2020 combined. Revenue more than doubled year over year. WEKA welcomed new enterprise customers across key verticals, including life sciences, research labs, automotive, and federal.
“WEKA is on a mission to replace decades of compromises with a new Data Platform built for AI and Modern Workloads. This year the WEKA team continued to innovate, rewriting the rules of what’s possible, which has allowed our visionary customers to push the boundaries in their respective industries,” said Liran Zvibel, founder and CEO of WEKA.
WEKA was recognized as a visionary in the Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage.
We Have the Best Technology
As we look back on the year, WEKA’s Data Platform for AI was already the most performant cloud solution on the market as proven on IO-500 and STAC-M3 benchmarks time and time again. WEKA continued to innovate and gain market share as the leading Data Platform for AI. In just one year, we delivered AWS AutoScaling Groups, an S3 Interface, a Kubernetes CSI plugin, a REST API, Remote Backup, VMware Support, and more. These enterprise-grade features made it even easier for our customers to use WEKA, ultimately leading to them breaking ground in their respective industries.
We Have the Best People
The executive team was supercharged with the onset of seasoned executives including Amit Pandey, Jonathan Martin, David Gilinsky, Todd Haller, Collin Gallagher, and Sean Hiss. In addition, headcount doubled in just 12 months, hiring global talent from some of the world’s most successful storage and technology organizations.
“The technical and GTM talent at WEKA is top shelf. I’ve always believed that the very best companies are simply built on great people and great ideas, and WEKA has both in spades. We have augmented the team with incredible talent at all levels this year and are poised to do something truly special in FY22. The sky is the limit with this team,” said Jonathan Martin, President at WEKA.
Our founders and executive leadership team have a clear vision for the future, namely the Data Platform for AI. The product team continuously innovates making the best product on the market even better for our clients’ use cases. Engineering consistently delivers on these big ideas, turning science fiction into science fact.
The GTM team educates the market, acting as a trusted advisor, helping companies reach their strategic objectives. In doing so, WEKA has watched our visionary customers break ground in their respective industries from autonomous driving, health and life sciences, and general-purpose AI.
Customer success then comes over the top consistently over-delivering and delighting our customers as proven on Gartner Peer Insights where WEKA is rated 5/5 stars.
We’re Painting the World Purple
WEKA’s global footprint was accelerated with the opening of new offices in EMEA and APAC. Growing our global reach has accelerated customer adoption across the planet and created a best-in-class customer success experience.
In 2021, WEKA added customers across the Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific. To be precise, WEKA added customers in 18 new countries. As we look to 2022, we have big aspirations to paint the globe WEKA purple.
Obtaining this level of global reach would not be possible without our strategic partners. WEKA’s Go-To-Market strategy is unique, we build solutions with the largest on-premises and public cloud vendors in the world. Looking back on 2021, we launched Hitachi Content Solution for File (HCSF) with Hitachi Vantara, launched bundles with HPE and SuperMicro, and executed AWS private offers.
These efforts have resulted in WEKA surpassing an Exabyte of data under management. WEKA’s achievement was realized in less than four years since the company’s launch, making it one of the fastest companies to reach Exascale of any storage vendor on the market today.
LOOKING FORWARD TO A BRIGHT 2022
As we look back at this incredible year, we’re ecstatic with all we were able to accomplish. From all of us at WEKA to our visionary customers, our legendary partners, and lovers of purple across the globe. THANK YOU, and the best of health, wealth and happiness to you and your families in 2022!
Looking forward, WEKA has massive plans for 2022 as we continue to push the limits of what is possible with the Data Platform for AI. Next year is going to see more and more organizations harness the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning to transform our world in ways unimagined. WEKA is confident it is going to be pivotal in that transformation….so confident, that we’re going double revenue yet again in 2022. Let’s GOOOOOO!!!!!!
WekaIO™ (Weka), the leading data platform for achieving first-to-market results in artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML), life sciences research, and high-performance computing (HPC)) is used by eight of the Fortune 50 enterprise organizations to uniquely solve the newest, biggest problems holding back innovation and discovery. Weka solutions are purpose-built to future-ready the accelerated and agile data center. Optimized for NVMe-flash and the hybrid cloud, its advanced architecture handles the most demanding storage challenges in the most data-intensive technical computing environments, delivering truly epic performance at any scale, enabling organizations to maximize the full value of their data center investments. Weka helps the enterprise solve big IT infrastructure problems to accelerate business outcomes and speed productivity. For more information, go to https://www.weka.io.