The Top 15 Distributed File Systems And Object Storage Companies
The need for file storage systems and object storage is greater than ever before with Gartner predicting that by 2026, large enterprises will triple their unstructured data capacity stored as file or object storage on-premises at the edge or in the public cloud, compared to 2021.
The 15 biggest and most innovative storage companies in the world made Gartner’s 2021 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage—from Dell Technologies and IBM to Nutanix and Weka.
The IT research firm says leaders are looking to deliver cost-effective and scalable storage platforms for the ever-growing amounts of unstructured data. Gartner users report unstructured data growing more than 30 percent year over year.
One big key trend is software-defined storage (SDS) as Gartner estimates that by 2025, 60 percent of the global unstructured data storage capacity will be deployed as SDS, up from less than 25 percent today.
CRN breaks down the 15 global leading storage vendors who made Gartner’s new Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage, along with an assessment of each company’s strength and weakness.