About Barton Systems

Affordable, yet blazingly fast enterprise storage


We just love innovation

The software-defined datacenter revolution began with virtualized servers multiplying and simplifying provisioning of compute resources. Software-defined efficiencies are now also making a big impact on the storage and networking systems in datacenters.

We offer Barton, a turnkey software-defined storage solution that is built on industry-standard hardware and the Storage Spaces Direct feature in Windows Server 2016.

Barton is blazingly fast, economical to scale, and incredibly easy to manage, with rich disaster recovery options.

We tamed the storage beast

Having installed traditional storage systems for many years, we could no longer ignore the fact that customers weren’t always happy with the results of the tough choices they had to make.

About two years ago, we started working on the idea that IT as an industry could do a better job of dealing with the growing challenges that customers faced in “taming the storage beast”. It must be possible to make storage operations simpler, we thought, make them faster, make them cheaper and provide a genuine premium service for the storage platform.

Pretty soon it became clear that software-defined storage had to be the answer. Having pioneered many emerging Microsoft technologies over the years, we turned to the Windows storage team that was preparing the next release of Windows Server. With Storage Spaces already under its belt, it soon helped us discover the potential of Windows Server.

Not much later, testing beta code convinced us that Storage Spaces Direct was the key to our ambition to do storage better. A highly specialized team of engineers and support staff started working to put it all together. With every visit to the Microsoft headquarters, the enthusiasm grew. Hardware vendors came to the table, showing strong confidence in our work. Developers designed a management console with stunning simplicity and service processes were put in place.

The result of all this enthusiasm is Barton Managed Storage. Give it a try.

Proud to be

As part of the larger Cronos Group, we are

  • Member of the Early Adopter Program (CCEP-CAT) for Windows Server 2016
  • Member of the Early Adopter Program for StorSimple and Azure Stack
  • Member of the Early Adopter Program for Microsoft System Center
  • Microsoft Azure CSP partner
  • Microsoft Gold partner Datacenter
  • Microsoft Azure Premium partner
  • Microsoft Gold partner Cloud Platform
  • Microsoft Gold partner Cloud Productivity
  • Microsoft Gold partner Identity and Access
  • Microsoft Gold partner Devices and Deployment
  • The home of 7 MVPs
  • MSPA Quality Label – Five Diamonds Award
  • HPE Gold Partner Servers
  • Dell Preferred partner
  • 2016 Microsoft Partner of the Year



Look at all that's possible


Up to 416 disks per pool


Up to 16 nodes per cluster


Storage efficiency of up to 80%


NVMe, SSD and HDD with auto-tiering

Committed to bringing you the right solution