Beyond the Hype: Gartner Highlights Strategic Benefits of Hybrid Cloud StorageFebruary 12, 2019 | Anne Blanchard
When every new technology company claims to be a disruptive innovator, it’s hard for organizations to sift through the hype. That’s the purpose of Gartner’s Hype Cycle newsletters: the research firm offers an overview of a given market, predicts which technologies and innovations will live up to the hype, and advises companies on how to take action.
This blog post will focus on the recent Gartner Hype Cycle for Hybrid Infrastructure Services, in which Nasuni is featured among the Hybrid Cloud Storage Vendors, along with Azure Cloud Storage, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and NetApp.
Combined with the Nasuni Gartner Newsletter, which highlights the key features that earned us this distinction and make Nasuni a leading hybrid cloud storage provider, this report is a great opportunity to go deeper into the strategic benefits of hybrid cloud storage and hybrid infrastructure services.
Click here for your complimentary copy of the Gartner report, courtesy of Nasuni. Here are a few of the highlights.
Tactical vs. Strategic Uses for Hybrid Cloud Storage
The term “hybrid cloud storage” has been in use since 2009, and vendors now offer a wide range of hybrid cloud storage technologies. So how do you identify which one is right for your organization? Gartner suggests evaluating hybrid cloud storage technologies in terms of their tactical and strategic advantages. Tactical use cases include tiering, high-capacity storage, and low-cost storage.
Strategic uses basically leverage cloud object storage to get more out of your file data. This is the space where Nasuni differentiates itself from object storage providers like AWS and Azure. Thanks to our cloud-native file system, UniFS™, Nasuni delivers numerous strategic capabilities, such as high-speed file synchronization and collaboration across locations, that result in new and accelerated workflows, faster time to market, and other advantages.
That’s why so many industry leading companies and global enterprises are choosing Nasuni — and have remained as valued clients for years. And it’s also the reason the major object storage providers — AWS, Azure, IBM, and others — see us as valued strategic partners, not competitors. Nasuni offers strategic hybrid cloud storage functionality that others do not.
The Next 5-10 Years
In its Hype Cycle reports, Gartner also breaks down how quickly a given technology is maturing. The research firm concludes that hybrid cloud storage is at the beginning of its innovation lifecycle. What this means is that it’s not going away. Driven by leaders like AWS, Azure, NetApp, and Nasuni, hybrid cloud storage will continue to evolve for at least another 10 years.
Gartner’s “High” Benefit Rating for the Category
Gartner also gives Nasuni’s category a “High” rating for the benefits it can deliver to organizations. This particular rating, in Gartner’s report, is handed out to technologies that will deliver “significantly” increased revenue or cost savings. We have seen exactly that with our own clients – organizations that save anywhere from 40% to 70%. But this is only the start. As outlined in the 5 Uses of Hybrid Cloud Storage and How to Optimize Them, we’ve seen organizations implement transformational change in various ways:
- Sharing and Accessing Application Data
- Data Center Reduction
- Data Center Consolidation and Disaster Recovery
- Cloud Backup and Archive
- Multi-Site Data Synchronization
How to Get Your Copy
The right hybrid cloud storage platform can fundamentally change the way your organization benefits from its data today and in the future. Contact Nasuni today for a complimentary copy of the Gartner Hype Cycle for Hybrid Infrastructure Services and to learn more about how to transform your organization with hybrid infrastructure services.
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