Magic Four-Peat: Gartner Names Dell EMC a Leader in Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage for Fourth Year in a Row

Company recognized for completeness of vision and ability to execute

The Dell EMC team is honored to once again be recognized as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage. Isilon and ECS, Dell EMC’s industry-leading solutions for distributed file systems and object storage, were evaluated for the Gartner report.

We believe our laser-focus on innovation and our unwavering commitment to customers are key driving factors to being recognized by Gartner as a Leader  in Distributed File Systems and Object Storage for the fourth consecutive year for this Magic Quadrant, and for many years prior in other Gartner Magic Quadrants. That’s right, for the fourth year in a row the company has been recognized for its completeness of vision and ability to execute on current and anticipated customer requirements.

Addressing the unstructured data challenge

According to Gartner, “By 2024, enterprises will triple their unstructured data stored as file or object storage from what they have in 2019”.* Businesses need to have storage systems in place that allow them to focus on the data, the applications and the workloads, not on additional configurations, lack of performance or limited scaling capabilities. You should not have to change how IT works, just because the data keeps growing.

In the report, Gartner states, “Market leaders will typically be able to execute strongly across multiple geographies with products that cover both distributed file systems and object storage offerings. They also have consistent financial performance, broad platform support and flexible deployment models.”* The unstructured data teams here at Dell EMC are continuously working to improve our offerings and provide customers with agile, scalable and cost-effective storage platforms that address the ever-increasing amounts of unstructured data our customers continue to be faced with.

Below are some of the recent enhancements we’ve made to our unstructured data solutions over the last few months to help organizations modernize and simplify their storage infrastructure:

  • New Dell EMC Isilon innovations. Isilon OneFS 8.2 and the Isilon H5600 enable organizations to support demanding workloads with massive capacity and performance and provide a highly efficient, dense storage solution that helps organizations shrink their data center footprint and lower costs.
  • Additional updates to Isilon OneFS further accelerate in-line compression and deduplication to provide up to a 140% greater usable capacity of Isilon solutions powered by OneFS.
  • For object storage, new ECS 3.4 software strengthens the platform’s enterprise readiness, improves customer ROI, enhances data visibility into system health, and the new EX500 appliance provides a versatile option for midsized enterprises supporting both modern applications or deep archive use cases.
  • Announced the certification of Dell EMC Isilon version OneFS 8.2 with Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 3.1 via the Cloudera QATS (Quality Assured Testing Suite) program. Certification of Dell EMC ECS as the S3 object store using QATS for both HDP and Cloudera Distribution of Hadoop (CDH) is also underway.

Our impressive Dell EMC Isilon and ECS install base grows every day and our teams are diligently working to deliver new innovations that will help our customers tackle and get more value out of the explosion of data that they have to store and manage.

Ready to do more with your own unstructured data? Learn more about Dell EMC Isilon and ECS platforms and contact us for more details.

A complimentary copy of the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage is available here.

With this newest report, Dell EMC is now positioned as a Leader in nine Gartner Magic Quadrants. We feel the continued recognition demonstrates the market demand from global enterprises for scalable, reliable and easy to use products that help them to focus on managing their businesses, not their storage.

*Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage” by Julia Palmer, Raj Bala, Chandra Mukhyala, September 30, 2019

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