Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Object Storage

Published: 30 January 2019

ID: G00352191

Analyst(s): Raj Bala , Julia Palmer


Cost reduction is driving enterprise interest in on-premises object storage; however, compelling hybrid cloud storage capabilities also attract attention. Here, we assess 13 object storage products against eight critical capabilities in use cases relevant to infrastructure and operations leaders.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Caringo Swarm
    • Cloudian HyperStore
    • DDN WOS
    • Dell EMC ECS
    • Hitachi Vantara HCP
    • Huawei FusionStorage
    • IBM COS
    • NetApp StorageGRID
    • Red Hat Ceph
    • Scality RING
    • SUSE Enterprise Storage
    • SwiftStack Storage
    • Western Digital ActiveScale
  • 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
    • Hybrid Cloud Storage
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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