OpenDrives nominated for Inc.’s Inaugural Power Partner Awards


LOS ANGELES, Nov. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OpenDrives, Inc., a global provider of enterprise-scale software-defined data storage solutions, today announced that it has been named at Inc.’s first Power Partner Awards. Business Media list. The award recognizes 252 business-to-business (B2B) organizations with a proven track record of supporting partner and customer growth in engineering, logistics, security and financial planning, and disciplines such as as infrastructure development, cloud migration and compliance.

OpenDrives was awarded based on commitment, reliability, trust, creativity, support and other virtues that deliver business value, as well as partner and customer testimonials collected in part of the investigative process. Inc. also developed a proprietary methodology, in partnership with social and media intelligence platform Meltwater, to derive sentiments from online conversations that were translated into numerical scores.

“Trusted B2B partners provide guidance and expertise that founders rely on at different stages of their organization’s journey. Partners with a demonstrated ability to provide quality support are at the heart of entrepreneurship and help bring great ideas to life,” said Scott Omelianuk, Editor-in-Chief of Inc. BusinessMedia.

“Partners are integral to informing and implementing OpenDrives software-defined data storage and workflow management solutions, and our ability to drive individual performance results for businesses. company-wide across the globe,” said Sean Lee, director of strategy and operations at OpenDrives. “Our partners are our advocates and allies – customers, solution providers, channel partners, integrators – who trust OpenDrives’ ‘open-minded’ approach to powering flexibility, modularity and scalability, supported by a fully vendor-neutral framework that drives growth in return.”

OpenDrives leverages open protocols and standards to future-proof the entire data lifecycle, regardless of size, scale, or location. Its centralized software hub, Atlas Core, powers data access, management, and movement with a single administrative view, seamlessly connecting software, hardware, and services to facilitate workflows and workloads across media and entertainment and general purpose computing.

“As data size and demands continue to grow at breakneck speed, providers must be able to scale and pivot continuously. OpenDrives gives each partner and client the flexibility and scale to anticipate and respond to new needs as they arise,” said Joel Whitley, principal at IAG Capital Partners. “OpenDrives was IAG’s first investment in the IT infrastructure space, largely due to its open and agnostic approach to partnerships, and has become the ‘gold standard’ when considering other investments in this sector. »

The cornerstone of OpenDrives’ model is ease of use, scalability and interoperability, which has transformed the company’s role from “solution provider” to “partner” for hundreds of customers, including HBO , Spotify, Riot Games and Telemundo. OpenDrives is expected to soon power Fox Sports’ live broadcast of Qatar 2022, which will show the power of its partnership approach “in action” and on a global scale.

OpenDrives partners also provide key pillars to its open ecosystem, the underlying infrastructure designed to unlock the true value of data. Integrations with best-in-class technology providers and services, such as EVS, Creative Mobile Solutions (CMSI), Western Digital and Signiant, further enhance the wide range of capabilities available to OpenDrives customers. CHESA, Diversified and Intervision are some of the leading channel partners and resellers helping to deliver OpenDrives solutions at scale.

“Receiving the Inc. Power Partner Award is both an honor and a representation of the collective expertise, innovation and dedication that OpenDrives and each partner bring to our respective industries. It also reinforces the impact of our ever-changing and growing open ecosystem,” added Lee.

The award highlights the growth of OpenDrives, which recently made several strategic hires to support product scale and international expansion. OpenDrives also debuted new general computer softwarewhich earned him the NAB 2022 Show Product of the Year Award, and new enterprise backup and restore with Zmanda partners (a BETSOL company). Revenue growth of 92% year-over-year (YoY) earned OpenDrives a spot on Inc.’s list of America’s 5,000 fastest-growing companies this year.

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About OpenDrive

OpenDrives, Inc. is a global provider of enterprise-grade software-based storage solutions. Founded in 2011 by media and entertainment post-production professionals, OpenDrives is designed for the most demanding media and entertainment workflows for businesses large and small. OpenDrives provides the most powerful solutions to meet individual performance needs for even the most robust, complex, and mission-critical projects, on-premises and in the cloud. OpenDrives is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. To learn more about OpenDrives, visit

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