Gartner Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies 2017

Igneous Systems recognized as Cool Vendor


Every year, Gartner analysts select several up-and-coming companies in storage technologies for their Cool Vendor report. These companies must be innovative, impactful and intriguing — and Igneous is honored to make this year's list.

In addition to sharing industry updates, predictions, and analysis, the Gartner report dives into the technology that powers the Igneous Hybrid Storage Cloud, including:

  • 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.

According to the report,  “I&O [Infrastructure and Operations] leaders seeking public cloud benefits without perceived public cloud risks should evaluate Igneous. It will particularly appeal to I&O leaders who seek to lower storage TCO for unstructured data, and pay for it on a consumption basis while retaining stored data in-house.”


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