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As the general big data trend gathers momentum, the various object storage suppliers are trumpeting their technology's advantages over file systems, saying they can store and protect vast volumes of data more efficiently and with faster access. Henry Baltazar, a senior analyst in The 451 Group, says: "Object storage, and cloud …

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StorageGrid

Are u forgetting NetApp StorageGrid?

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Hitachi Data Systems Object Store, Hitachi Content Platform

Hitachi Data Systems' object store, the Hitachi Content Platform, deserves a mention as well. Hundreds of customers, 40PB scale and with support for more objects/node than just about any other object store on the market. A couple of recent press releases worth googling:

Hitachi Content Platform Helps Global Organizations Move to the Cloud at Their Own Pace and See Faster Time to Value

Hitachi Data Systems Unveils Roadmap for the Information Cloud and New Cloud Offerings

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Atmos is the one to beat? Really? Research reveals a different story.

Chris, despite ignoring excellent object/cloud storage systems from Nirvanix, Scality, Cleversafe, NetApp, Amplidata, and HDS (although this one is more of a CAS than an object/cloud storage) the comment about Atmos feels like EMC propaganda vs. market realities. Every customer bake-off I have seen with Atmos in the mix chose a product other than Atmos. EMC sales leads most archival opportunities with Isilon and/or Data Domain, not Atmos.

Based on market success, you would have to say the SMB public cloud storage service to beat is Amazon; the Enterprise or SME public cloud storage service to beat is Nirvanix; the most resilient private object/cloud storage system to beat is Cleversafe; the largest private object/cloud storage container in production is Cleversafe; the largest public object/cloud storage container in production is Amazon; and the list goes on. Candidly, I do not consider EMC's Atmos a leader in any category. EMC is a fantastic marketing and sales organization that sells more storage systems than anyone else; however, object/cloud storage has been to date mostly a swing and a miss..

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