In January, Gartner released the latest version of the Critical Capabilities for Object Storage. In this report, Gartner identifies use cases and critical capabilities of highly scalable, self-healing storage platforms.
For our customers, object storage is an increasingly vital component of their hybrid multicloud strategy. NetApp® StorageGRID® delivers performance with value to give you the best choice for managing your ever-growing amount of unstructured data. I urge anyone looking to deploy an on-premises or hybrid cloud object infrastructure to give this report a read.
As part of the NetApp product team that builds StorageGRID, I am very proud of the recognition of StorageGRID in the report. Over the past 4 years, we have been innovating quickly with StorageGRID, releasing multiple feature-rich updates to the solution each year. Many of these capabilities are truly industry leading and reflect our belief that object storage is moving into more critical (and massive) use cases in the industry. StorageGRID continues to deliver exciting features related to our hybrid multicloud capabilities:
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.