Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Object Storage

Published: 25 January 2018

ID: G00304492

Analyst(s): Raj Bala , John McArthur , Garth Landers


Cost reduction is the driving factor in enterprise interest in object storage, but compelling hybrid cloud storage capabilities are also attracting enterprises. We compare 13 object storage products against eight critical capabilities in use cases relevant to I&O leaders.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Caringo Swarm
    • Cloudian HyperStore
    • DDN WOS
    • Dell EMC ECS
    • HGST ActiveScale
    • Hitachi Vantara HCP
    • Huawei FusionStorage
    • IBM COS
    • NetApp StorageGRID Webscale
    • Red Hat Ceph
    • Scality Ring
    • SUSE Enterprise Storage
    • SwiftStack Object Storage
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Capacity
    • Storage Efficiency
    • Interoperability
    • Manageability
    • Performance
    • Resilience
    • Security and Multitenancy
    • Value
  • Use Cases
    • Analytics
    • Archiving
    • Backup
    • Cloud Storage
    • Content Distribution
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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