IBM Named A Leader in Gartners Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage

IBM has been recognized as a Leader for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage.

According to Gartner, “Vendors in the Leaders quadrant have the highest scores for their Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. A vendor in the Leaders quadrant has the market share, credibility, and marketing and sales capabilities needed to drive the acceptance of new technologies. Market Leaders will typically be able to execute strongly across multiple geographies with products that cover both distributed file systems and object storage offerings. They will also have consistent financial performance, broad platform support and flexible deployments models.”

Earlier this year in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for Object Storage2 report, IBM received the highest scores for key use cases important to customers, including: Analytics, Archiving and Cloud Storage. Further extending the IBM Cloud Object Storage solution offering, IBM recently annouced new public cloud services that complement it’s scalable object storage on premises offering with unique hybrid cloud options across the expansive network of IBM Cloud data centers around the world.

“IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM Cloud Object Storage have combined to offer clients a flexible, scalable solution that can be deployed on premises and also use public cloud services,” said Ed Walsh, general manager of IBM Storage and Software Defined Infrastructure. “By automating the movement of object storage to the cloud within Spectrum Scale, IBM’s Transparent Clout Tiering extends traditional storage in cloud repositories with policy driven, simplicity, security, and control.”

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