Object Storage Launch Press Release

Tuesday, September 24th 2013

Evaluator Group Broadens Research to Cover the Growing Market of Object Storage

Segment features review of Object Storage offerings from the top 10 Object Storage Vendors and provides an in-depth look into what object storage is and why it is one of the fastest growing technologies in the data storage industry.

Evaluator Group Inc. announces a new research segment covering Object Storage. The segment is designed for IT end users to provide detailed information on defining and explaining the importance of Object Storage, what products are available, and how Object Storage can help IT increase efficiencies.

Evaluator Group has found that one of the most pressing problems that IT professionals are faced with today is the growing amount of data they are being required to handle. This data is coming from three general categories: information from ongoing operations that continues to increase, non-traditional sources of data (including sensor data, social media data, etc.), and data from applications developed to use multi-media and drive large storage capacity needs.

“As our analysts have found, addressing the problem of the vast amount of new data types and its explosion requires the ability to scale with capacity, scale with performance in parallel and manage such that capacity represents nominal additional costs,” said Camberley Bates, managing director at Evaluator Group. “We have found that Object Storage is the technology that IT professionals need to solve this problem.”

There is a diverse set of technology approaches for Object Storage addressing ever increasing variety of use cases. This independent research explains the new generation of approaches, reviews the usage areas which apply to cloud services or on-premise implementations and defines the critical characteristics users need to consider when evaluating options. The research library also contains independent detailed product reviews, covering:
—    Amplidata Amplistor
—    Cleversafe dsNet
—    Data Direct Networks WOS
—    EMC Atmos
—    EMC Centera
—    Hewlett-Packard StoreAll
—    Hitachi Data Systems HCP
—    NetApp StorageGrid
—    Quantum Lattus
—    Scality Ring

Access to Object Storage Research

An Executive summary is available free of charge with registration. Access to the Industry Insight: The Impact of Object Storage and individual product reviews is through the Evaluator Group Basic Subscription Service, an annual cost of $1195 per user.

About Evaluator Group Subscriptions

Subscribers to Evaluator Group’s research have access to information covering all of the research segments. The types of documents that are included are: Product Briefs, Evaluation Guides, Technical Validations, Education Guides (including the popular Solid State Storage Performance Series), the Storage Journal newsletter, and Workbooks. Evaluator Group also offers a Premium Subscription that provider an even deeper dive into all of the topics and products covered. In addition to enhanced access to research, the Premium Subscription also gives subscribers class seats at Evaluator Group’s Advanced Storage Education class, “Optimizing your Storage Strategy,” an event that is attended by a wide variety of end users, VARs, Vendors, and the vendor attendees range from Sales to Product Managers, to Product Marketing. In addition, the membership provides hours that can be spent one on one with a senior analyst to review strategy, information management purchasing requirements or current technical trends / announcements.

Evaluator Group,
Evaluator Group Inc. is a technology research and advisory company covering Information Management, Storage and Systems. Executives and IT Managers use us daily to make informed decisions to architect and purchase systems supporting their digital data. We get beyond the technology landscape by defining requirements and knowing the products in-depth along with the intricacies that dictate long-term successful strategies. Twitter: @evaluator_group


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