Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Object Storage

Published: 11 February 2014

ID: G00254269

Analyst(s): Arun Chandrasekaran , Alan Dayley


The Nexus of Forces — cloud, information, mobile and social — is propelling object storage to relevance in environments that demand scalability, ease of access and security. We compare 10 object storage products against seven critical capabilities in use cases relevant to IT leaders.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Introduction
  • Product-Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Capacity
    • Efficiency
    • Interoperability
    • Manageability
    • Performance
    • Resiliency
    • Security
  • Use Cases
    • Overall
    • Archiving
    • Cloud Storage
    • Content Distribution
  • Inclusion Criteria
  • Critical Capabilities Rating
  • Product Viability
  • Vendors
    • Amplidata AmpliStor
    • Caringo CAStor
    • Cleversafe dsNet
    • DataDirect Networks WOS
    • EMC Atmos
    • EMC Centera
    • Hitachi Data Systems HCP
    • NetApp StorageGrid
    • OpenStack Swift
    • Scality ROS

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