Gartner Research

Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage

Published: 17 October 2017

ID: G00318930

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

Summary

IT leaders are looking to deliver agile, scalable and cost-effective storage for ever-increasing amount of unstructured data. This research assesses the key attributes, vision and executional prowess of distributed file systems and object storage vendors.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Caringo
    • Cloudian
    • DDN
    • Dell EMC
    • HGST
    • Hitachi Vantara
    • Huawei
    • IBM
    • NetApp
    • Qumulo
    • Red Hat
    • Scality
    • StorageCraft (Exablox)
    • SUSE
    • SwiftStack
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

  • Vendors to Watch

Evaluation Criteria

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

Context

Market Overview

  • Startups and Innovation
  • Choice in Deployment
  • Amazon S3 API Standardization

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  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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