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Egnyte, Inc.
Type Private
Industry Technology
Founded 2006 in Mountain View, California
Headquarters Mountain View, CA
Key people Vineet Jain (CEO), Amrit Jassal (CTO), Steve Erbst (VP Sales), Rajesh Ram (VP Products), Hakan Ancin (VP Engineering), Kris Lahiri (Chief Security Officer), Steve Sutter (CFO), Barry Phillips (CMO)

Egnyte is a computer technology company providing cloud computing infrastructure and hybrid cloud infrastructure for online file storage, file sharing and computer backup for small, medium, and large business enterprises.

Egnyte cloud file server is accessible on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, as well as versions for mobile and tablet devices, such as iPhone, iPad and Android applications.[1] Egnyte’s major competition is in-house servers and other cloud service providers.

The Egnyte product was released in 2008. Egnyte’s customers come from all verticals and are predominantly in North America with a growing percentage in Europe and Australia.


Headquartered in Mountain View, Ca in Silicon Valley, Egnyte was founded in 2006 by a team of high-technology veterans and engineering experts. Egnyte is privately funded most recently closing its series B round with venture capitalists Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Polaris Venture Partners and Floodgate.[2]

Vineet Jain, the CEO and co-founder of the company previously founded Valdero, a supply chain software solution provider. Jain was named the 2010 Storage Superstar and was recognized as a 2010 Emerging Storage Vendor by CRN magazine.[3]


Product reviews claim Egnyte software and services save businesses money by replacing the virtual private network, file server and backup system. Reviewers have criticized for its pre-Web 2.0-style interface and lack of private key encryption.[4][5][6][7][8]

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  1. ^ David, Don (2 February 2011). "What browsers and operating systems does Egnyte work on?". Retrieved 28 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Leena, Rao. "Kleiner Perkins Leads $10M Round In Cloud Storage And Syncing Platform Egnyte". TechCrunch. 
  3. ^ Kovar, Joseph F. (21 June 2010). "2010 Storage Superstars". CRN. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  4. ^ Henderson, Tom and Allen, Brendan (23 August 2010). "Egnyte On Demand File Server bets on WebDAV". Business Week. Retrieved 17 September 2010. [dead link]
  5. ^ Bradley, Tony (30 August 2010). "HP and Dell Keep Bidding, But 3PAR Is Not the Only Cloud Storage Option". PC World. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  6. ^ Lynn, Samara (9 February 2010). "Egnyte Hybrid Cloud Solution". PCWorld. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 
  7. ^ Moltzen, Edward F. (16 August 2010). "Review: Egnyte Takes Winning Approach To The Cloud". CRN. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  8. ^ "Egnyte Enterprise Local Cloud Available On VMware". Business Solutions. 31 August 2010. Retrieved 21 September 2010. 

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