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Dell EMC Leadership in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Distributed File and Object Storage

Kristine Cornwall

Kristine Cornwall

Director of Channel Marketing
Kristine Cornwall

Gartner Magic Quadrant

For the second straight year, Dell EMC has been recognized as a Leader, with a strong market position for both “completeness of vision” and “ability to execute,” in the Gartner 2017 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage. This Magic Quadrant report evaluates vendors that help enterprises manage the rapid growth of unstructured data, and the Dell EMC rating was based on Dell EMC Isilon and Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS).

Gartner MQ

The 5 things resellers need to know about Dell EMC solutions for file and object storage

Fueled primarily by mobile and IoT devices, the market for unstructured data continues to grow substantially with no indication that it will slow down.

Here’s what you need to know about Isilon and ECS:

1. Isilon is the #1 scale-out NAS offering with a 10-year track record of innovative developments and an installed base of over 7,000 customers

2. Earlier this year Dell EMC introduced the next-generation Isilon platform that includes:

  • The F800 all-flash system for extreme performance and scalability
  • Hybrid models that deliver balanced performance and value
  • Economical archiving systems

3. Isilon provides an average of 85% utilization, maximizing storage efficiency … and can reduce capacity requirements even further with SmartDedupe data deduplication

4. ECS bridges the gap between traditional applications and platforms and next-gen workloads and can be utilized in a number of ways:

  • As a low-cost storage tier for archiving to free primary storage and reduce overall storage costs
  • To modernize existing applications, simplifying maintenance, reliability and reducing costs
  • To accelerate cloud native apps with scalability and user-experience similar to public cloud

5. ECS provides deployment flexibility – as a turnkey storage appliance, as a ‘Dedicated Cloud’ hosted solution, or as a software designed to run on existing or commodity hardware

How can you make best use of the Gartner Magic Quadrant?

Unbiased third- party evaluation is critical information for organizations making purchasing decisions.  The Gartner Magic Quadrant reports are designed to help technology decision-makers quickly get an understanding of the market landscape and comprehend different vendors stated visions and how they perform in the market against a “uniform set of evaluation criteria”.  The Magic Quadrant provides an objective view based on both qualitative and quantitative analysis of vendors’ capabilities.

The Magic Quadrant for Distributed File and Object Storage lends validation to Isilon’s market leadership. Download the report here and share it with your customers.

What to do next?

By partnering with Dell EMC, you can offer your customers best-in class solutions and take a piece of a $30b market. Dell EMC has the programs, tools, assets, and incentives to help you build your business:

 

[1] http://www.dellemc.com/en-us/storage/unstructured-data/gartner-magic-quadrant.htm

Isilon Express: Show Your Customers the Solution to Unstructured Data Challenges

Kristine Cornwall

Kristine Cornwall

Director of Channel Marketing
Kristine Cornwall

Unstructured Data Isilon ExpressOrganizations in every industry are experiencing accelerated data growth; for a typical organization the amount of data doubles every two or three years. And approximately 80% of all new data being created is unstructured data.

What is unstructured data? 

Generally, it’s any data that is not in a structured database—documents, videos, images, email, etc.  It’s also application- and IT-related data, including logs (including website traffic, e-mail, employee attendance, sales call center activity, customer support, instrumentation), system events on servers and networks and much more.

More than 7,000 customers have already discovered that Dell EMC Isilon is the ideal platform to store, manage, protect and analyze unstructured data. 

Dell EMC Isilon is the leader in scale-out NAS as recognized by industry analysts.  Designed for a wide range of next-generation applications and unstructured workloads, Isilon delivers exceptional performance, easy capacity scalability, multi-protocol access and cloud tiering.

For organizations of all sizes, the unstructured data struggle is real … Isilon Express can help your smaller customers.

While organizations of every size struggle to contain their unstructured data, smaller organizations may be reticent to purchase Isilon because they have concerns about starting capacity points, entry price or TCO.  Meanwhile, they struggle with silos of data that are inefficient and costly to manage, growing storage requirements that exceed the capabilities of their existing infrastructure, limited data center space, and continual pressure to keep CapEx and OpEx low.

Now you can offer your smaller customers Isilon Express:

  • Isilon Express is an entry-level solution that includes hardware, software and everything needed to implement a scale-out NAS platform.
  • With a starting capacity of just 33TB and an attractive price, this bundle is a great way for your customers to get started with the industry’s leading scale-out NAS platform.
  • Isilon Express will help customers who are looking to consolidate unstructured data, eliminate costly storage silos or have multiple-workloads (file shares, home directories, archive, and video content).
  • It is also the perfect solution for those customers who do not currently have an unstructured data management solution or are experiencing rapid growth.

Show your customers how to manage, protect and analyze unstructured data with Isilon Express.

Here’s how to get started:

  1. Familiarize yourself with available Isilon Express customer collateral and sales enablement tools. Start with the Isilon Express Channel Quick Start guide.
  2. Identify your target customers. They may be net new organizations that are rapidly growing, accounts that expressed size or cost reservations in the past, or may be among competitive displacement opportunities.
  3. Invite your customers to attend our live webcast, Meet Isilon Express, on April 13 at 12:00pmET. During this webcast, an Isilon Sr. Technical Advisor will provide an overview of the Isilon Express scale-out NAS platform, and describe why scale-out NAS is critical to growing businesses. Encourage your customers to register today!

If your customers aren’t managing their unstructured data today, they have a problem and it is growing. You can help them solve it with Isilon Express.

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