The IT Pro Silicon Valley Start-Up Tour

Silicon Valley

IT directors often default to the big vendors when considering what products to deploy.

Just because they're more visible, however, doesn't mean the giants have the best offerings.

We headed to Silicon Valley to meet some hot start-up companies that believe they have technologies that could drastically improve business IT infrastructure.

They told us about what they can offer and about their own plans for the future. Take a look at what these small companies could do for your business:

Day One


With products that can be set up in ten minutes, StorSimple provides disaster recovery, primary storage and data protection in one highly affordable box.


If you need to move data quickly from your data centre to the cloud or any other off-site storage, this clever company might have what it takes.

Day Two

A10 Networks

Want some supplementary network tech which will deliver your apps fast? This successful start-up could be what you're looking for.


With plenty of useless data residing in business IT departments across the world, this young vendor believes it knows what to do with that redundant information.

Tom Brewster

Tom Brewster is currently an associate editor at Forbes and an award-winning journalist who covers cyber security, surveillance, and privacy. Starting his career at ITPro as a staff writer and working up to a senior staff writer role, Tom has been covering the tech industry for more than ten years and is considered one of the leading journalists in his specialism.

He is a proud alum of the University of Sheffield where he secured an undergraduate degree in English Literature before undertaking a certification from General Assembly in web development.