IDC MarketScape Names Weka as a Major Player in File-Based Storage

The world’s fastest file system gains recognition in file-based storage solutions.

CAMPBELL, Calif., January 7, 2020WekaIO™ (Weka), the innovation leader in high-performance, scalable file storage for data-intensive applications, today announced that the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide File-Based Storage 2019 Vendor Assessment (DOC #US45355019, DECEMBER 2019), has recognized WekaIO as a Major Player in this sector. According to the IDC MarketScape, IDC believes that file-based storage (FBS) will continue to evolve to address the needs of traditional and next-generation workloads.

The IDC MarketScape noted, “WekaFS was developed from the ground up to utilize the performance of NVMe flash technology to deliver the optimum performance and minimum latency for demanding and unpredictable AI workloads. WekaIO’s customers claim satisfaction and that the offering holds to performance promises made by the vendor.”

The Weka File System, WekaFS™, is the world’s fastest file system and Weka’s flagship product. Weka helps solve today and tomorrow’s biggest computing problems. Weka FBS is designed to provide extreme performance at any scale. In its report IDC highlighted Weka as a solution for customers facing legacy storage bottlenecks that stall progress in data and compute intensive environments. Weka can help solve any high-performance problem and is ideal for all extreme technical compute and I/O-intensive workloads, including machine learning, GPU acceleration, genomics, life sciences, financial analytics, log management, and technical computing.

“Our solution has been developed with the future in mind. We recognize the value of equipping organizations with the tools they need to glean the maximum value from their emerging data applications in AI and data analytics, while continuing to support their legacy environment,” said Barbara Murphy, vice president of marketing at WekaIO. “We have built the most resilient enterprise-grade parallel file system that delivers the highest-bandwidth, lowest-latency performance to any application as proven with our #1 position on the IO-500. Combined with our integrated support for enterprise features and legacy protocols such as NFS and SMB, Weka is the most future-proof solution on the market, and with our extensive server vendor relationships, it is as easy to consume as any NAS appliance.”

“A new digitized world demands an infrastructure that is extremely scalable and flexible in terms of delivery models and support of new high-performant uses cases such as analytics and content delivery,” said Amita Potnis, research manager on IDC’s Storage team. “FBS platforms hold the promise and the potential to support end-users along this path of digitization.”

About IDC MarketScape: 

The IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

About WekaIO
WekaIO offers the world’s fastest shared parallel file system, WekaFS, which leapfrogs legacy storage infrastructures by delivering unmatched performance at scale for a fraction of the cost. Weka helps tackle the most demanding storage performance challenges in data-intensive technical computing environments, so customers can solve real problems that impact the world. Optimized for NVMe flash and hybrid cloud, WekaFS accelerates time-to-insight from mountains of data and helps customers get the most out of their high-powered IT investments.

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