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

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, 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.”

To obtain a copy of the IDC MarketScape report, go to

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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