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Critical Capabilities for Object Storage

February 5, 2018

This report was published on January 25, 2018, written by Raj Bala, Garth Landers and John McArthur, analysts at Gartner, Inc.

Cost reduction is the driving factor in enterprise interest in object storage, but compelling hybrid cloud storage capabilities are also attracting enterprises. We compare 13 object storage products against eight critical capabilities in use cases relevant to I&O leaders.


Key Findings
• The price range for object storage platforms is wide, with start-ups and open-source choices pricing at the low end and more established vendors with the largest deployments pricing at the high end of the range.
• Enterprises endeavor to use object APIs in their own applications, but such application modernization efforts are slow, resulting in a continued requirement for file protocols.

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