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Coho Data Scale-Out Storage Platform Wins Bronze in Best in Biz Awards 2016

Coho Data, a leading innovator and provider of true scale-out infrastructure solutions for the enterprise private cloud, has been named a bronze winner in the Enterprise Category for Best New Product of the Year in Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.

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Coho Data is helping to make the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) a reality by bringing the simplicity, elastic scale and economics of the public cloud to the private cloud. The Coho DataStream platform integrates SDN and SDS on commodity hardware to offer an SDDC solution that uses the rack as its design paradigm, creating a totally new foundation software stack that delivers true scale-out storage performance, unparalleled simplicity and a 75 percent reduction in TCO. Coho provides the only solution available today that can natively run file, block and HDFS on the same platform with multi-tenancy, QoS and container support.

The sixth annual program in North America garnered more than 600 entries, from an impressive array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of industries and geographic regions in the U.S. and Canada. Best in Biz Awards 2016 honors were presented in 60 categories, including Company of the Year, Fastest-Growing Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, Best Place to Work, Technology Department of the Year, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Product of the Year, Best New Product of the Year, App of the Year, PR Campaign of the Year and Website of the Year.

“We are honored to be recognized by the Best in Biz Awards 2016,” said Jim Ensell, Chief Marketing Officer at Coho Data. “This further proves our company's commitment to bringing product innovation into the enterprise private cloud, by offering a platform that uniquely delivers true scale-out storage performance, unparalleled simplicity and a significant reduction in TCO for our customers.”

Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2016 were determined based on scoring from an independent panel of 50 judges from widely known newspapers, business, consumer and technology publications, TV outlets, and analyst firms. In addition to numerous judges returning from the 2011-2015 judging panels, this year’s panel included several worthy additions to the high-profile group. The panel included Accounting Today, AdWeek, Associated Press, Atlanta Tribune, Business News Daily, CNET, Computerworld, Consumer Affairs, Entrepreneur, eWeek Channel Insider, Forbes, Healthcare Innovation News, Inc., Information Week, InfoWorld, Investment Advisor Magazine, MediaPost, Multifamily Executive, Network World, Portland Business Journal, Security Products Magazine, South Florida Business Journal, Wall Street Journal, Wired, WLRN and ZDNet.

For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2016, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com/2016-winners.

About Best in Biz Awards

Now in its sixth year, Best in Biz Awards recognizes companies for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are currently conferred in two separate programs: North America and International, and in more than 60 categories, including company, team, executive, product and PR and media. Entries for Best in Biz Awards 2017 International are currently being accepted until the final deadline on April 28, 2017. For more information, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com.

About Coho Data

Coho Data is a leader in rack-scale converged infrastructure for the enterprise, combining SDN, SDS and commodity hardware that enables companies to bring the efficiency and flexibility of the public cloud into on-premise data centers. The Coho DataStream platform uniquely delivers true scale-out storage performance, unparalleled simplicity and a 75 percent reduction in TCO. The Coho DataStream architecture is optimized for virtual private clouds, containers and “New IT” workloads such as Big Data-as-a-Service.

Coho Data headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with offices in Canada, the U.K. and India. For more information, visit Coho Data at www.cohodata.com and follow us on Twitter at @cohodata.

Coho Data and Coho DataStream are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Coho Data in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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