Amplidata Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape for Object-Based Scale-Out Storage


Amplidata Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape for
Object-Based Scale-Out Storage

IDC MarketScape Assesses Vendor’s Abilities, Recognizes Amplidata’s Technology and Market Reach

Milpitas, CA and Lochristi, Belgium – November 13, 2013 – Amplidata, an innovator in object-based software-defined storage, announced that the company has been named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Object-Based Storage 2013 Vendor Assessment, doc #244081, October 2013.

IDC assessed the most notable object-based storage (OBS) vendors and ranked them on their ability to deliver leadership scale-out storage solutions today and in the future. Object-based storage solutions are ideally suited for organizations with large amounts of unstructured data that are trying to balance scale, complexity, and cost. At its core, object-based storage is designed to deliver unprecedented scale and reduced complexity and cost compared to traditional storage systems.

The dramatic shift in the how data is generated, consumed, and stored today requires new levels of scale and efficiency that traditional file and block RAID-based systems can’t achieve. According to IDC1, object-based storage adoption is occurring at a much faster pace than traditional file and/or block systems

A “true” object-based software defined storage platform is fully abstracted from the underlying hardware to enable the highest levels of data durability, scalability and efficiency. IDC notes the AmpliStor® solution has an intelligent multithreaded grid architecture that can scale capacity and performance independently, easily transition from single-site to multi-site without touching the data, change data protection levels on-the-fly without moving the data, and the ease of system integration and management for enterprise, private cloud, and hyperscale public cloud implementations. Amplidata offers a flexible delivery model to meet customer needs that includes appliance and software only options, both running on commercial-off-the-shelf hardware.

Analyst Quote

“Amplidata’s placement in the Leaders category reflects their technology and overall reach into this market – direct and via OEM agreements,” said Ashish Nadkarni, IDC Research Director, Storage Systems. “Their strategic partnership with Quantum and others bring an even greater set of options for customers.”

Executive Quote

“We are honored that IDC recognized Amplidata as a Leader based on our technology and overall capabilities including our market reach,” said Mike Wall, Chairman and CEO of Amplidata. “The IDC MarketScape is a trusted industry report that provides valuable guidance to customers.”

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About Amplidata

Founded in 2008, Amplidata offers the AmpliStor® object-based software defined storage system for enterprise, private cloud, and hyperscale public cloud implementations.  Its patented BitSpread®, BitDynamics®,and GeoSpread® technologies offers unbreakable durability at greater than 15 nines, infinite scalability and extreme efficiency at half the cost of traditional systems. The Amplidata team consists of storage experts behind the success of DataCenter Technologies, Dedigate, and Q-layer. Named a “Cool Storage Company” in 2012, Amplidata is privately funded by Intel Capital, Quantum, Swisscom Ventures, Endeavour Vision, and Hummingbird Ventures. Europe headquarters is in Lochristi, Belgium, with US headquarters in Milpitas, CA. Sales and support worldwide.

About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of IT, telecommunications, or industry-specific suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT, telecommunications, or industry-specific vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a transparent foundation to allow companies to independently compare the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

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(1)  IDC Worldwide File- and Object-Based Storage 2013-2017 Forecast, doc#242287

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