The lack of an object storage service in vCloud director is one many service providers have been attempting to overcome with mixed results. By partnering with Cloudian and offering a native, S3 compatible object storage service, VMware is helping to level the playing field for service providers that are attempting to offer compelling cloud and managed services to their customers.
When discussing a hybrid cloud strategy, much thought is put into making the experience as frictionless as possible. The introduction or products like Azure Stack and AWS outposts have been very popular for this reason, but result in customers being locked into a specific public cloud platform. By providing a platform that is cloud agnostic, Stratoscale is able to make a developer friendly private cloud a reality.
Rubrik’s latest Field Day appearance was all about the software. Whether its a deep dive into their Polaris platform or Build, their new open source community, Rubrik is committed to creating a great software product and enabling customers to enable a software focused mindset as well.
Quobyte’s data center filesystem can bring massive scale without massive administration. The software is designed to work on a variety of commodity hardware and stretch the filesystem across multiple nodes to provide high levels of availability and performance without the need for large storage teams.
The hybrid cloud has become a reality for enterprise IT and has brought with it complexity and fragmentation. Cohesity believe’s their platform is something of a Swiss Army knife for data, aimed at simplifying data management by providing a unified experience. The company’s growth and progress towards the vision of a hybrid cloud data management platform is getting closer to a reality as the company and product mature.
Qumulo’s recently updated scale-out file storage platform has added support for GCP, a replication platform, and media creation capabilities. have seen file services undergo a renaissance in recent years as folks see the need for shared, persistent storage. Qumulo has proven that they are a compelling product and worth considering within the scale-out software defined storage market.
As interest in hybrid and mutli-cloud operation models increases in the enterprise, a recurring theme has been emerging. Consistency is key. Datrium wants to provide the consistency that allows enterprise customers to select the public cloud of their choice and maintain the same tools and knowledge. They are likely betting on VMware being the common platform across multiple clouds and that the ability for enterprises to move their applications without refactoring will be the preferred path to the cloud for many enterprise customers.
Multi-Cloud’s biggest roadblock is data gravity. Faction’s multi-cloud storage service help overcome this obstacle.
Hybrid cloud is becoming the preferred operating model of choice for enterprise IT. Pure Storage believes they can provide a consistent experience across clouds to their customers.
JetStream’s new DR product gives customers multiple options for application protection and recovery including independent service providers, S3 compatible storage, and recovery from S3 to VMware Cloud on AWS.