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Cleversafe, Inc.
Industry Data Storage
Headquarters Chicago, Illinois, USA
Number of employees
over 200[1]

Cleversafe is based in Chicago, Illinois.[2] Cleversafe sells an object storage system, which it calls the Dispersed Storage Network[3] or dsNet. Cleversafe was founded in Chicago, Illinois in 2004 by S. Christopher Gladwin and was originally based in IIT's technology incubator.

The company has stated that it provides "limitless data storage."[2] The company had 116 patents issued to it in 2014.[4]

IBM announced the completion of its acquisition of Cleversafe on November 6, 2015.[5]


  1. ^ "ITA Spotlight: Cleversafe". Illinois Technology Association. Retrieved 25 September 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Rogers, Bruce (March 19, 2014). "Chris Gladwin's Cleversafe Seeks To Lead the 100+ Petabyte Storage Market". Forbes. Retrieved April 12, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Data solutions for every major industry". Cleversafe. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  4. ^ Pletz, John (March 28, 2015). "At these companies, it's patents before product". Crain's Chicago Business. Retrieved April 12, 2015. 
  5. ^ "IBM Completes Acquisition of Cleversafe". 2015-11-06. Retrieved 2015-11-30. 

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