Gartner Research

Object Storage Requires Interoperability and Cost-Effectiveness

Published: 19 September 2014

ID: G00265005

Analyst(s): Matthew Cheung , Jin-Sik Yim


With the increase in unstructured data, the object storage market is growing faster and presents new challenges and opportunities to storage vendors. Product managers should develop an interoperable and cost-effective solution that is focused on specific use cases and customer segments.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • With the increase of unstructured data, product managers should target large enterprises and management service providers (MSPs) as they will increasingly look to object storage for lower data management costs
  • Object storage use cases are still limited to archiving and cloud storage, and storage vendors need to understand that, although the market is growing, the majority of enterprises have yet to implement object storage solutions

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