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IBM is a Leader in 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage

By David Wohlford posted Mon November 06, 2023 04:19 PM

  
IBM is a Leader in 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage

Eight times. For the eighth consecutive time, IBM is recognized as a Leader in the 2023 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 Storage Scale, IBM Storage Scale System, IBM Cloud Object Storage,  and IBM Storage Ceph.

The IBM Storage for Data and AI portfolio is designed to unlock unstructured data’s potential and accelerate business growth and innovation by advancing AI discovery and classification, eliminating data silos, optimizing data for massive scale, and protecting data from the unknown. IBM Storage for file and object data is an integrated set of products and data services that together accelerate AI applications, improve collaboration across sites and workloads, support green and lower cost initiatives, and safeguard data from the unknown. Our portfolio is knit together by a global data platform and a database cataloging, indexing and policy engine to help solve the data and AI puzzle faster.

IBM targets key industries including financial services, healthcare and life sciences, media and entertainment, government and the public sector, industrial and automotive, retail, service industries and telecom, including cloud service providers. Our story is not just about storage products – it’s about innovation and a storage portfolio that is powered by our global data platform. 

IBM Storage provides four essential data services that together make up the global data platform.

DATA ACCESS SERVICES - Expedite AI-discovery and workflows

  • Up to 256GB/s read access and up to 145GB/s write access and up to 13M IOPs1
  • Read/Write file or object APIs on same data
  • Supports NFS/SMB/S3/POSIX/HDFS/CSI/Container Native Access/GPUDirect® Storage
  • Deploy on prem or in the cloud for hybrid cloud access and parallel high performance anywhere

DATA CACHING SERVICES - Improve collaboration across sites/workloads 

  • Connect multi-vendor storage (DDN, Dell, Netapp, Pure, VAST, almost any S3)
  • Connect multi-cloud S3 storage (IBM Cloud, AWS, GCP)
  • Connect tape for transparent archiving in/out and turn off data for sustainability
  • Active active multi-site replication and availability

DATA MANAGEMENT SERVICES - Support green and lower cost initiatives

  • Policy based archive, data lifecycle and data reduction
  • Included Data Catalog for index, search, and data optimization
  • GUI interface designed for fast and easy configuration, management and troubleshooting
  • Online upgrades and expansion that maintains 24x7 access

DATA RESILIANCY SERVICES  - Safeguard data from the unknown

  • Safeguarded Copy and CyberVault for cyber resiliency and faster recovery
  • Up to 99.9999 (six nines) availability2
  • CyberProtect for proactive enhanced cyber security
  • End to end encryption and SEC17a-4 certified configurations
  • Scale Backup protection for enhanced backup/restore

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

To learn more how IBM can help your business accelerate business growth and innovation with a global data platform visit our IBM Storage for Data and AI webpage

1 The performance considerations were obtained by running sample programs in a controlled environment with standard hardware/software configurations and testing procedures.  Performance for IOPs is obtained using NVMeoF non protected tier for capability supported via special request.  Since performance varies with configuration, program characteristics, and other installation and environment factors, results obtained in other operating environments may vary. IBM® does not represent, warrant, or guarantee that a user will achieve the same or similar results in the user's environment.

2  99.9999% availability requires a replicated and multi-site configuration installed by customer.  Individual results may vary depending on specific client environment. Since availability varies with configuration, program characteristics, and other installation and environment factors, results obtained in other operating environments may vary.   IBM® does not represent, warrant, or guarantee that a user will achieve the same or similar results in the user's environment as the experimental results reported in this information.

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