This IDC study represents the vendor assessment model called the IDC MarketScape. This study is a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the characteristics that explain a vendor's success in the scale-out file-based storage marketplace and help anticipate the vendor's ascendancy. IDC assesses the capabilities and business strategies of many scale-out file-based storage vendors. This evaluation is based on a comprehensive framework and a set of parameters expected to be most conducive to success in providing scale-out file-based storage solutions, during both the short term and the long term.
Direct-attached storage, Switched SAS, Disk storage, Disk-based data protection, Fibre Channel, FCoE, iSCSI SANs, File system software, General-purpose disk storage, Network-attached storage, Parallel and distributed file systems, Scalable hardware, Scale-out file systems, Server virtualization, Storage, Storage systems, Tape storage, Virtualization