Gartner Research

Market Guide for Open-Source Storage

Published: 23 November 2015

ID: G00276070

Analyst(s): Arun Chandrasekaran , Julia Palmer


The shift to bimodal IT in enterprises is making open-source storage relevant for several Mode 2 workloads. Infrastructure and operations leaders should use a decision matrix based on costs, risks and available internal skills to determine whether and where open-source storage should be implemented.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition

Market Direction

Market Analysis

Representative Projects

  • Hadoop Distributed File System
  • OpenStack Swift
  • Ceph
  • Gluster

Market Recommendations

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