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Igneous Recognized as Gartner Cool Vendor

by Steve Pao – May 16, 2017

We're excited to be included in the "Gartner Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies, 2017" report this year! In this report, Gartner reviewed the underlying Igneous Storage architecture that forms the basis of our secondary storage platform, which is designed to backup and archive massive file systems.


According to the report, "Managing data growth and supporting the business demands of providing storage have been the top concern of I&O [Infrastructure & Operations] leaders responsible for storage for the past three years. Sadly, current deployments and practices have done little to address this top pain point. The market is looking for solutions that can make significant, not incremental, gains in addressing what is becoming a more pronounced and more expensive issue."

Offering the scalability and resilience to protect massive file systems spanning hundreds of file systems and billions of files required an innovative architecture. We appreciate Gartner’s recognition of our approach.

Igneous architecture highlights include:

  • Micro-converged architecture: Our underlying stateful layer utilizes ARM processors and Ethernet connectivity at a drive level, both to eliminate I/O bottlenecks and to reduce fault domains for any hardware failure down to the size of a single drive. This architecture enables Igneous to deliver a consolidated backup and archive solution that offers the scalability and resilience of cloud but on customer premises.
  • Serverless computing: Built with a microservices architecture, Igneous Hybrid Storage Cloud uses an internal container services platform (Kubernetes based) and persistent event-stream. This serverless computing architecture powers Igneous Backup and Igneous Archive applications, and enables Igneous, unlike legacy backup software providers, to develop and innovate rapidly with the latest cloud-native software architectures.
  • Remote management: We remotely monitor, troubleshoot, and even perform non-disruptive software updates. These capabilities not only support Infrastructure as-a-Service (IaaS), but also up the application level to managing the performance and success of backups and archives.

Check out the full report here!

 


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