For the third straight year, Dell EMC has been recognized by Gartner as a leader in the 2018 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage. We feel the report evaluates Distributed File and Object Storage vendors that help enterprises manage the rapid growth in unstructured data. Per Gartner, by 2022, more than 80% of enterprise data will be stored in scale-out storage systems in enterprise and cloud data centers, up from 40% in 2018.
Around the world, organizations are realizing that data is their most valuable asset. As a leader in this space, Dell EMC takes the responsibility to act as a trusted advisor when it comes to maximizing data value and providing solutions that help the world unlock data capital, which is the value created from leveraging data for deriving business insights and operational excellence.
The Dell EMC Unstructured Data portfolio consists of Dell EMC Isilon and Dell EMC ECS. With more than 10 years of proven market leadership, Isilon is Dell EMC’s scale-out NAS platform. Last year, we announced Isilon’s Generation 6 hardware platform, which includes all-flash, hybrid, and archive systems. The modular design of the Gen-6 platform allows customers to easily upgrade performance or capacity independently as their needs evolve.
As Dell EMC’s flagship object storage offering, ECS is designed specifically for next-generation apps that demand massive unstructured data storage capacity, global access and cloud-scale economics. In addition to object protocols, ECS supports file and Hadoop (HDFS) protocols, which enable customers to consolidate data from multiple sources into one single, global storage platform. The newly announced ECS EX-Series provides organizations with unparalleled flexibility, starting in smaller capacity increments, while remaining ready and able to grow as their needs change in the future.
Not only have we made significant enhancements with both product lines, we have also improved the overall customer experience with Dell EMC. Both Isilon and ECS are part of Dell EMC’s Future-Proof Loyalty Program, which provides customer satisfaction, efficiency and migration guarantees so Dell EMC customers can enjoy purchase peace of mind when choosing to partner with us.
We believe Gartner Magic Quadrants help customers gain a quick overview and understanding of a market’s competing technology providers and their ability to deliver on what end users require today, and in the future . Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant recognizes Dell EMC as a leader in Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute within the Distributed File and Object Storage category.
With this newest report, Dell EMC is now positioned in more than 20 Gartner Magic Quadrants. We feel the continued recognition demonstrates the market demand from global enterprises for scalable, reliable and easy to use products that help them to focus on managing their businesses, not their storage.
Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage
By Julia Palmer, Raj Bala, John McArthur
Published 18 October 2018
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