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IDC MarketScape Report 2019: NetApp Is Again Named a Leader in Object Storage

Duncan Moore

The unstructured data deluge is swamping organizations left and right. The challenge of keeping up with the surge of data and drawing new value from it is overwhelming. Our mission on the NetApp® StorageGRID® team is to help you reduce the complexity of managing this massive influx of data while simultaneously enabling you to draw new insights from it. We call this approach simplicity at scale. But don’t just take our word for it. Read the new IDC MarketScape report excerpt to learn how NetApp StorageGRID is solving the right problems.

NetApp Leader in Object Storage

According to the IDC MarketScape report:

Customers in need of simplicity and speed from their IT infrastructure should consider StorageGRID. As the adoption of cloud proliferates, customers dealing with petabyte scale datasets across various deployment locations can take advantage of StorageGRID with its hybrid/multi cloud integrations.

IDC MarketScape recently named NetApp a Leader in the latest report, IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Object-Based Storage 2019 Vendor Assessment.

NetApp StorageGRID continues to deliver simplicity and speed with its easy-to-use, massively scalable, distributed unstructured data repositories. You can dynamically manage your hot and cold storage needs based on your own policies. With nearly 20 years of production deployments in the most demanding industries, StorageGRID is a recognized leader in unstructured data.

StorageGRID delivers simplicity and scale with more cloud touchpoints and purpose-built appliances to solve today’s needs. With StorageGRID, you can:

  • Access data through a global namespace that easily scales to hundreds of petabytes.
  • Optimize data availability, performance, geo-distribution, retention, protection, and storage costs with metadata-driven policies that can adjust dynamically as the business value of your data evolves.
  • Extend your data fabric with product integrations across the NetApp portfolio. With data tiering from NetApp ONTAP® FabricPool to StorageGRID, you can save up to 30% of your storage footprint.
  • Enable more hybrid multicloud capabilities with validated integrations into Amazon S3 Glacier and Azure Blob. The StorageGRID CloudMirror service interfaces with Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) and with Elasticsearch. It uses the public cloud to process, to transform, and to analyze objects and metadata while securing your data in an on-premises object store.
  • Achieve flexibility to deploy and to centrally manage across infrastructures. StorageGRID can run on purpose-built appliances, on nodes as virtual machines, on bare-metal services with Docker containers, or as a combination of all three.
  • Meet regulatory obligations and facilitate compliance through tamper-proof data retention, without proprietary APIs or vendor lock-in.

Do you want to get the details? Download an excerpt of the report to learn how NetApp StorageGRID can help you solve your most complex unstructured data management problems.

Duncan Moore

Duncan has spent the last 19 years at NetApp working to build solutions to solve customer problems in the areas of: Backup & Recovery, Disaster Recovery, Object Storage and Storage Security. He joined NetApp in 1999 to work on NetApp's first, and still industry leading, replication product SnapMirror and since then has been involved with many other industry firsts including: Unified primary/secondary storage deduplication, near-line storage appliances as well as integrations with leading data protection software vendors. Duncan’s current focus is in the area of Object Storage, where he leads teams building NetApp’s StorageGRID enterprise object storage system. Duncan holds a BS in Computer Science from California State University at San Jose as well as an MBA from the University of Kansas. He is based at the NetApp Technology Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

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