WekaIO: Redefining What Digitally Transforming Enterprises Should Expect from Unstructured Storage Platforms

WekaIO: Redefining What Digitally Transforming Enterprises Should Expect from Unstructured Storage Platforms

  • January 2021 •
  • 12 pages •
  • Report ID: 6019023 •
  • Format: PDF
This IDC Perspective takes a look at WekaIO and its WekaFS parallel file system platform, discussing both its technical differentiators and its go-to-market strategy. The unstructured storage market is undergoing significant change right now. In addition to maintaining more traditional general-purpose file sharing and scale-out file system workloads, enterprises are also deploying next-generation, artificial intelligence, and machine learning-driven big data analytics applications. These newer workloads are exhibiting requirements that pose a real challenge for more traditional unstructured storage platforms. WekaIO, a storage software vendor, has incorporated a number of newer technologies and design innovations into its parallel file system that deliver compellingly differentiating value for large-scale customers struggling with the evolving storage requirements of digital transformation. "Unstructured workloads are changing, and traditional scale-out file designs are having difficulty in scaling to the levels of performance, availability, and capacity that customers are increasingly demanding," said Eric Burgener, research vice president, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group, IDC. "WekaIO has raised the bar for what enterprises should expect from their scale-out file systems with a number of innovations that sustainably differentiate its WekaFS platform."