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IBM is a Leader in 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage

By David Wohlford posted Fri October 28, 2022 09:30 AM


IBM is a Leader in 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage  

IBM is recognized for Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute



For the seventh year in a row, IBM has been recognized as a Leader in the Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage for both its completeness of vision and ability to execute in the data-driven scale-out storage market for unstructured data.  IBM’s global data platform software-defined storage portfolio consists of four products: IBM Cloud Object StorageIBM Spectrum Scale and the Elastic Storage System (ESS) and IBM Spectrum Discover.


At IBM we want to help customers break through data challenges and provide services and solutions that optimize IT, secure IT, and connect IT.   IBM Storage continues to innovate to help solve the difficult data issues that customers face.  Our products are all about solving hard problems with a comprehensive set of data services so that customers can react faster to competition and to market dynamics.  Our software defined global data platform is designed to accelerate insights by providing seamless access to data that is not limited by borders or data silos.  Our story is not just about another storage product but is about innovation and a storage portfolio that is powered by our global data platform. 


IBM continues to drive leadership for scalable high-performance file and object workloads, but the primary focus is on AI, HPC and analytics workloads. IBM Cloud Object Storage and IBM Spectrum Scale are critical software components of IBM’s global data platform that is engineered to unify data and applications from edge to core to cloud. IBM delivers the underlying data foundation for delivering AI insights at scale.  



IBM targets key industries including financial services, healthcare and life sciences, media and entertainment, government, and the public sector, industrial and automotive, and telecom including cloud service providers.  These systems are knit together with IBM Spectrum Discover, which provides a metadata cataloging, indexing and policy engine to help solve the data and AI puzzle faster.


>>You can read a copy of the Gartner report here.


Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage, 19 October 2022, Julia Palmer, Jerry Rozeman, Chandra Mukhyala, Jeff Vogel.


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