FalconStor Software

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FalconStor Software
Industry Computer software
Founded 2000; 17 years ago (2000)
New York City, U.S.
Headquarters Melville, New York, USA
Key people
Gary Quinn[1]
(President and CEO)
Alan Komet
(Executive Vice President)
Website www.falconstor.com

FalconStor Software provides data protection[2] and storage virtualization computer software.


FalconStor was co-founded in 2000 in New York by Computer Associates veterans[3] ReiJane Huai[4] and Wayne Lam.[5] In 2007 the company started a joint-venture with the Chinese Academy of Sciences for the Blue Whale file system.[6] The joint venture was named Tianjin Zhongke Blue Whale Information Technologies Company, located in Tianjin, China.[citation needed] FalconStor was listed at #5 in the Forbes 2008 list of 25 fastest growing technology companies.[7] In August 2009, FalconStor, in a joint-venture with Nexsan to create the co-branded DeDupe SG.[8][9] In 2011 CRN added FalconStor to their List of 25 “Need to Know: Storage Vendors”.[10]

In 2012, the company has agreed to pay $5.8 US million as part as a federal investigation settlement, after it has admitted that its employees gave more than $300,000 in bribes to executives at JPMorgan Chase with restricted stock shares and golf memberships in exchange for contracts.[11] The company was further charged with falsifying its corporate books and records associated with the bribery.[12]

On July 23, 2013, FalconStor announced Gary Quinn became president and CEO.[13]


FalconStor's flagship product is FreeStor®, the third update of which was released in October 2016, offering primary instance only pricing, public cloud connectors, and enhanced Core-to-Edge Analytics. FalconStor now serves more than 20 percent of the Global Fortune 500. [14]


FalconStor's founding CEO, ReiJane Huai,[4] was named entrepreneur of the year for the Metro New York Region in 2009 by Ernst & Young.[15] In 2011 FalconStor was granted HP AllianceONE program partner of the year award in the category of HP Converged Infrastructure Solutions – Government.[citation needed] In 2015 FreeStor powered by FalconStor won Virtualisation/Software Defined Storage Product of the Year Award from SVC Awards.[16] FalconStor FreeStor has been recognized in the industry with many prestigious awards, such as Network Computing's Storage Product of the Year 2016, Storage Virtualization Product of the Year, Data Centre ICT Management Product of the Year, and Storage Magazine’s Product of the Year.[17]


  1. ^ "FalconStor Software Names Gary Quinn President and Chief Executive Officer". 23 July 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "FalconStor Software Announced Comprehensive Upgrade Of Its Suite Of Data Protection Solutions". FNN online. October 27, 2007. Retrieved August 22, 2011. 
  3. ^ LIBN Staff (February 15, 2002). "Talent pool". Long Island Business News. Retrieved January 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "EXECUTIVE PROFILE: ReiJane Huai". Bloomberg Businessweek. January 15, 2012. Retrieved January 15, 2012. 
  5. ^ "EXECUTIVE PROFILE: Wayne Lam". Bloomberg Businessweek. January 15, 2012. Retrieved January 15, 2012. 
  6. ^ James Rogers (October 27, 2007). "FalconStor Launches China Venture". Network Computing. Retrieved July 15, 2011. 
  7. ^ John J. Ray; Paul M. Murdock (January 24, 2008). "America's 25 Fastest-Growing Tech Companies". Forbes.com. Retrieved December 23, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Nexsan, Falconstor team up for a greener data dedupe process". 
  9. ^ "Nexsan and Falconstor outspin Data Domain". 
  10. ^ "2011 Need To Know: Storage Vendors". CRN. 
  11. ^ FalconStor Bribed JPMorgan Chase Executives, Data Storage Company Fined Millions. Huffington Post. 06/28/2012
  12. ^ "SEC Charges Falconstor for bribery". June 29, 2012. Retrieved Jul 16, 2013. 
  13. ^ http://www.falconstor.com/news-and-events/press-center/press-releases-top-story/2465-falconstor-software-names-gary-quinn-president-and-chief-executive-officer
  14. ^ http://falconstor.com/release/1562/falconstor-software-unlocks-flexible-enterpriseclass-storage-at-public-cloud-prices
  15. ^ "FalconStor CEO Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009 Award Finalist". Bloomberg. 
  16. ^ "SVC Awards". SVC. 
  17. ^ http://falconstor.com/awards_list

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