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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage


Bimodal approaches that demand infrastructure agility and scalability are stimulating market adoption of scale-out file and object storage products. This research helps I&O leaders assess the key attributes, vision and execution prowess of distributed file systems and object storage market vendors.

Published: 20 October 2016

ID: G00307798

Analyst(s): Julia Palmer , Arun Chandrasekaran , Raj Bala

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Caringo
    • Cloudian
    • DDN
    • Dell EMC
    • Hitachi Data Systems
    • Huawei
    • IBM
    • NetApp
    • Panasas
    • Red Hat
    • Scality
    • SUSE
    • SwiftStack
  • Vendors Added and Dropped

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

  • Vendors to Watch

Evaluation Criteria

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision
  • Quadrant Descriptions
    • Leaders
    • Challengers
    • Visionaries
    • Niche Players


Market Overview

  • Startups and Innovation
  • Choice in Deployment
  • Amazon S3 Brings a Market to Equilibrium
  • A Hybrid Cloud Storage Bridge to Nowhere

Gartner Recommended Reading

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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