Software Defined storage is gaining an increased traction worldwide and so here’s the list of the worlds top 12 software defined storage companies. The list has been compiled based on the market presence, usage stats and customer reviews.
1.) EMC- EMC which is now owned by Dell, Inc provides intelligent software defined storage solutions that help organizations drastically reduce management overhead through automation across traditional storage silos and pave the way for rapid deployment of fully integrated next generation scale-out storage infrastructure.
EMC ViPR is software defined storage to manage and automate all storage resources for traditional and next-generation cloud storage platforms. EMC ViPR Controller is storage automation software that centralizes and transforms storage into a simple, extensible, and open platform. It abstracts and pools resources to deliver automated, policy-driven storage services on demand through a self-service catalog – reducing time, cost, and risk.
2.) HP- HP jumped onto the SDS bandwagon a bit late. But it is has proved itself as the only vendor which delivers all elements of software defined data center- compute, networking, storage and management.
Hp’s StoreVirtual VSA is a proven enterprise feature set that delivers the capabilities and performance you expect from a traditional SAN at a fraction of the cost. HP’s StoreOnce VSA provides low cost data protection that delivers fast, efficient, and scalable backup with no dedicated hardware required.
3.) IBM- IBM has always been on top in the world of computing and has been always exploiting new opportunities in the storage world.
IBM Spectrum Storage unlocks the potential of data and increases your business agility and efficiency in ways that weren’t possible until now. Spectrum Storage enhances the speed and efficiency of your storage and simplifies migration to new workloads
4.) NetApp Inc- NetApp is an important vendor in the Global Enterprise Storage market. The company established a sizeable market presence in the SDS space. Its SDS offerings include NetApp clustered Data ONTAP OS, NetApp OnCommand, NetApp FAS series, and NetApp FlexArray virtualization software.
5.) VMware Inc- VMware which is termed as a business unit of EMC is still considered as a true leader in the world of virtualization. Now, under its new master DELL the company is said to conquer new shores when it comes to SDS business.
6.) Dell Nexenta- The Dell and Nexenta software-defined solutions combine proven Dell hardware coupled with comprehensive, open source-based Nexenta software. These solutions enable enterprise data centers to meet capacity and performance requirements cost-effectively and to upgrade as needed, without disruption. The complete hardware and software stack of server, network and storage includes:
7.) Hitachi Data Systems- Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000 provides the always-available, agile and automated foundation needed for a trusted continuous-cloud infrastructure. Powered with Hitachi global storage virtualization, its new software capabilities unlock IT agility and enable the lowest storage TCO
Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000 (VSP G1000) with Hitachi Storage Virtualization Operation System (SVOS) is the next generation of enterprise storage that redefines storage virtualization and resets customer expectations.
8.) Red Hat- Red Hat and HP have been collaborating to bring effective scale out storage solutions to the market. The HP ProLiant SL4540 Gen8 Server combined with Red Hat Storage offer massive scalability, high performance, and volume economics for storage of all kinds of unstructured data. The solution is ideal for large file and object store and near-line archiving.
9.) StoneFly SCVM- The StoneFly Storage Concentrator Virtual Machine (SCVM) Software-Defined Unified Storage (SDUS) is a Virtual IP Storage Software Appliance that creates a virtual network storage appliance using the existing resources of user’s virtual server. This virtual SAN storage platform for VMware vSphere ESX/ESXi, VMware vCloud and Microsoft Hyper-V environments provides an advanced, fully featured iSCSI, Fibre Channel SAN and NAS within a virtual machine to form a Virtual Storage Appliance.
Users will no longer need a separate box for your storage as they can create networked IP storage along with their server virtual machines, all on the same hardware platform. Increase productivity, simplify management, and reduce power and rack space requirements can be witnessed with the usage of SCVM Virtual Storage Appliance on user’s existing hardware.
10.) DataCore- The company offers storage virtualization software empowering organizations to seamlessly manage and scale their data storage architectures, delivering massive performance gains at a fraction of the cost of solutions offered by legacy storage hardware vendors.
11.) SwiftStack- SwiftStack delivers enterprise customers with a reliable, massively scalable, software defined storage platform. The platform seamlessly integrates with existing IT infrastructures, running on standard hardware, and replicated across globally distributed data centers.
12.) Pivot3- The founders of applied their virtualization and storage RAID expertise to invent software defined storage. This led to the development of the patented vSTAC (Virtual Storage and Compute) operating system that runs on x86 commodity hardware and embeds server virtualization deep into the shared storage layer.