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File- and object-based storage is a significant driver of growth in the overall enterprise storage market. According to market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), “The worldwide file- and object-based storage (FOBS) market continues to gain momentum with revenues exceeding $23 billion in 2013 and forecast to reach $38 billion in 2017.”
As a result of increasing enterprise storage consumption, driven by mobile, social, and cloud-based applications, there is increasing pressure to leverage IP-based storage options in order to contain costs. With Tier One industry stalwarts staking their claim to meet the increasing customer demand for cloud storage, service providers are seeking competitively advantageous, yet affordable solutions which will allow them to compete effectively against Amazon Web Services, Rackspace, Google, Microsoft, HP Cloud Storage Services and other top market participants.
The Artisan Infrastructure Object Based Cloud Storage option for service providers meets this challenge with the following advantages:
· 100% Wholesale Only: Artisan Infrastructure maintains a 100% wholesale only business model and enables Telcos, MSPs, CSPs, VARs and other IT service providers deliver cloud-based storage solutions. This focus guarantees the complete absence of conflict in the channel.
· Complete Control: The Artisan Infrastructure Object Based Cloud Storage offering provides service providers with complete autonomy, control, security and visibility when building independent cloud storage service offerings.
· Broadest Range of Cloud Storage Options: Service providers leveraging the object-based cloud storage platform gain access to a large and growing portfolio of templates from technology providers that include Anchor, TwinStrata, Maldivica, Mezeo, Vembu, Ctera and PHDvirtual.
"Conflicts abound in the managed services space, making it difficult for service providers to build and grow a business without competing with their vendors or having vendor attachment to their customers," said Wayne Pauley, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. "Artisan Infrastructure takes a hands-off approach that gives service providers greater customization of the services they offer and the freedom to operate without vendor interference. Artisan's object-based storage platform is an example of this as it allows market specific services based on the MSP's target audience."
As an early adopter of Artisan Infrastructure’
"By aligning our cloud-based infrastructure with our extensive ISV ecosystem we allow our service provider partners to take possession of their own industry-leading solutions. This frees them from encroachment by alternative vendors who sell to their partners then compete for the same customers,” said Brian Hierholzer, CEO, Artisan Infrastructure. "Counter to that, we work with partners to streamline their businesses as they develop and build their own businesses without having to fund their competitors. Our new cloud storage option gives partners the opportunity to extend their portfolios in one of the fastest growing segments of the market."
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 IDC, Worldwide File- and Object-Based Storage 2013-2017 Forecast (IDC #242287)
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