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Who’s is Who in Object Storage

Cloud computing has brought in an another dimension and that’s Object Storage, Well if you need object storage for content or for limitless storage, and data storage for unstructured storage etc. We all know the disadvantage of traditional storage which includes Fragmentation, Thin Provisioning, and Constraints of LUN

To list out the advantage of object storage

  1. Most important to be called out is policies at object or bucket level
  2. HTTP accessible
  3. Limitless storage
  4. Scalable
  5. API Integration

 

Well out of many vendors there is one solution stands, it’s from Infinidat, they could do all 3 Block/File & Object in the same storage in a very simple manner.

Infinidat

Same is with SolidFire

SolidFire

SolidFire

Well the lines are very thin now and customers are exploring Cloud Storage to a greater extent. One obvious thing that you notice now is that most of web static content or tech notes would be redirected from AWS S3,

Why do you need in house storage when we have cloud storage at a very compelling price?

AWS S3, Google Storage and Azure

 

Google Storage

Google Cloud Storage

Google Cloud Storage

 

Irrespective of the cloud storage solutions enterprises would need object storage .Well we have plenty of options now but I just wanted to quickly list all of them so that it could come handy

Note: Please if I have missed any let me know so that I could add it, Please mind the ordering it’s random and it’s as i searched it.

  1. OpenStack Swift
  2. http://www.scality.com/
  3. http://www.ddn.com/
  4. http://www.infinidat.com/infinibox/
  5. Hp Store Serv and Store All
  6. http://amplidata.com/
  7. http://storiant.com/
  8. http://www.cloudian.com/
  9. http://www.redhat.com/en/technologies/storage
  10. https://www.hgst.com/products/systems/hgst-active-archive-system
  11. https://www.cleversafe.com/platform/
  12. http://www.netapp.com/us/products/storage-software/storagegrid/index.aspx
  13. http://www.emc.com
  14. https://www.hds.com/products/file-and-content/content-platform/
  15. https://www.caringo.com/
  16. http://www.tarmin.com/
  17. https://www.dincloud.com/
  18. http://www.quantum.com/products/bigdatamanagement/lattus/index.aspx
  19. http://e.huawei.com/in/products/cloud-computing-dc/storage/massive-storage/uds
  20. https://swiftstack.com/
  21. https://www.exablox.com/
  22. http://www.cohodata.com/
  23. http://basho.com/tag/object-storage/
  24. http://www.necam.com/hydrastor/
  25. http://www.solidfire.com
  26. http://www.infinidat.com/infinibox/

 

 

IDC Market Scape Object Based Storage Market

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Source: http://www.scality.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/IDC-2014-Vendor-Assessment-Scality-Excerpt.pdf

 

Let’s look at the same from use case perspective

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Source : Critical Capabilities for Object Storage (Gartner)

References

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Object-Based Storage 2014 Vendor Assessment

Critical Capabilities for Object Storage

 

 

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