According to IDC, the growth in object-based storage adoption is dramatically outpacing both block and file storage segments in response to the dramatic shift in how data is today consumed and stored. The growth of mobile, social, and Cloud data services is driving new levels of scale and economy that require more scalable and more efficient storage approaches. As a result, the market for object-based storage software and appliances is forecasted to grow by 500 percent between 2012 and 2017 and will represent a $20B+ market by 2017.
DDN's position as a leader in the report is a result of the expanding customer base and broad capabilities of the Web Object Scaler (WOS) platform, a distributed object-based storage technology designed to deliver rapid on-premise Cloud storage, scalable object storage infrastructure and accelerated time to insight.
According to the report, "DDN's Web Object Scaler (WOS) is a private Cloud-based storage specifically designed for environments that have globalized generation and consumption of unstructured and semi-structured data. The WOS platform is a clustered node-based architecture designed to eliminate local and geographical single points of failure."
Leveraging DDN's heritage of performance excellence, WOS technology with an eye to the operationalization of object storage where performance SLAs are as important as data availability and durability. Ideal for scale out web companies, the WOS platform delivers best-in-class scalable performance, achieves 10x superior performance efficiency and the lowest object storage latency to always enhance the cloud and data-intense application experience.
Dr. J. Max Wilkinson, Head of Research Data Services for University College London's Information Services Division, stated: "After a thorough assessment, DDN shared our data storage vision and in evaluating DDN, we agreed that the WOS solution had a simple proposition, was high performance and had low administration overhead. DDN is empowering us to deliver performance and cost savings through a dramatically simplified approach. Add in the fact that DDN's resilient, extensible storage technology provided evidence for seamless expansion from a half-petabyte to 100PBs, and we found exactly the foundation we were looking for."
Jeff Denworth, vice president of marketing, DDN, stated: "The IDC MarketScape is one of the industry's most trusted vendor assessment tools, and we're honoured to be recognized as a leader in the new object-based storage report. We believe that our investment into scalability breakthroughs to support the largest Cloud and data-intensive computing applications is why end users continue to rely on DDN WOS technology to help them store, access, search and manage their most powerful asset - their data."