Gartner casts runes to find object storage hero and 3 emerge: IBM

Right outta the Big Blue

By Chris Mellor

Posted in Storage, 2nd February 2018 15:45 GMT

IBM's on-premises Cloud Object Storage has come out on top in Gartner's latest industry rankings.

Critical Capabilities for Object Storage rates 13 on-premises object storage products on eight attributes – value, storage efficiency, security and multi-tenancy, capacity, interoperability, manageability, performance, and resilience.

It then uses these values to rank the suppliers' products across five use cases – analytics, archiving, backup, content distribution, and cloud storage.

We have charted these numbers and use cases for your viewing pleasure:

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Gartner doesn't provide an overall use case ranking, but we have taken its table of figures and calculated one:

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At the other end of the scale is DDN's WOS. HPE isn't mentioned but has a global OEM deal with Scality and an EMEA regional resale arrangement with Cloudian.

For comparison the April 2016 Gartner report is described here. You can register on this Hitachi Vantara website to download your own copy of the Gartner report if you're really desperate. ®

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