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Datrium and Pivot3 Challenge Leaders in SDS/HCI Market

 

WhatMatrix, the independent technology comparison and analysis site, today announced the publication of its second SDS/HCI Landscape analysis report. Over and above providing a snapshot of the current landscape of the burgeoning SDS/HCI market, the latest report includes new use case analysis highlighting the top performers dependent upon specific areas of expertise, such as Data Services, Storage and Server support and Management. The WhatMatrix landscape report provides a valuable alternative view of this technology segments with its unmatched technical focus and free participation for any vendor. 

The report, authored by category consultant Herman Rutten, highlights the SDS/HCI market has gained in maturity, with customer numbers rising across the board. The ‘best' solution is also very subjective. Although many SDS/HCI solutions appear similar at first glance, they have their own set of pros and cons that differ depending upon an organization's unique situation and requirements. The Landscape Report is designed to assist organizations in that process and to eliminate the unknowns.

"SDS and HCI solutions have now reached a maturity level that makes them a viable alternative to traditional 3-tier enterprise storage systems. Nutanix and VMware continue to lead the pack in terms of market share. However, on the technology side they are challenged by new entrants in the report - such as Datrium and Pivot3 - to keep their solutions simple and feature rich at the same time," explained Herman Rutten, category consultant at WhatMatrix. "Having thoroughly analyzed the 12 vendor solutions included in this report, it is abundantly clear that the consideration of use cases is critical to the selection process."

The report also identifies the latest key trends: 

  • Meshed architectures
  • NVMe in hybrid and all-flash compositions
  • Erasure Coding without compromise
  • Native end-to-end encryption

As with all information and analysis from WhatMatrix, the full report can be downloaded free of charge - with no registration required.

 

Hedvig and Veeam Enable Enterprises to Modernize Their Backup Infrastructure

Grazed from Hedvig and Veeam Software

Hedvig, the company modernizing storage and accelerating enterprise adoption of private and hybrid clouds, announced it has been tested as a Veeam Ready Repository. The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform together with Veeam Backup & Replication not only provides high-availability, security, and broad application support, but also offers enterprises the flexibility of selecting any hardware or public cloud offering.

The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform is a software-defined storage solution that allows businesses to create an elastic storage system built from low-cost, commodity server hardware to support any application, hypervisor, container or cloud. Hedvig is built with cloud-like provisioning and simplicity for infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and seamlessly plugs into cloud orchestration solutions to deliver automated, on-demand storage provisioning at any scale.

Fingerprint's Cloud Backup and Archive Services Built on Scality RING

Grazed from Scality

Scality, leader in software solutions for distributed file and object storage and multi-cloud data control, announced today that Fingerprint Technologies, a "one-stop shop" for business technology customers, depends on Scality RING software-defined storage (SDS) as the underpinning for its backup and archive cloud services offerings. 

Fingerprint Technologies is a company that fosters an environment of adventure and passion for the business, and developing innovative solutions for business IT is an underlying goal.  Offering everything from broadband services to web development to infrastructure, it's no surprise that ease of use and smooth integration with a variety of applications are important to the team there. They implemented their Scality RING across three sites to ensure data availability and integrity--even if one site goes down.