CAMPBELL, Calif .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – WekaIO ™ (Weka), the leading data platform for modern applications, today announced that Weka has been recognized by Gartner as a visionary through its ranking in the Visionaries quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for distributed file systems and object storage.1
Achieving this first place in a Gartner Magic Quadrant is a historic achievement for Weka, as this recognition represents the culmination of extensive Gartner research and provides a graphical view of Weka’s relative position in the market. This Magic Quadrant evaluated vendors who provide unstructured data growth products for enterprise data centers, including distributed file system vendors and object storage vendors.
According to Gartner, “Visionaries are typically vendors who focus on strong innovation and product differentiation, but are smaller vendors with limited reach or accomplishments to date, or larger vendors with programs to date. innovation that have not yet been proven. A supplier in the Visionaries quadrant offers innovative products that address large-scale operationally or financially important end-user challenges and have yet to capture market share or sustainable profitability.
“We are extremely pleased that Gartner has placed Weka in the Visionaries quadrant, which is a perfect fit for us at this stage of growth,” said Liran Zvibel, Co-Founder and CEO of WekaIO. “Weka has radically changed the approach taken by suppliers over the past 20 years, with dramatic innovation in both our technology and our business model. Our highly experienced founding team started with a clean sheet and designed the product from scratch to meet the demands of next-generation peta and exa scale workloads with new algorithms and data structures. This is the vision for the direction storage will take over the next 20 years, as next-generation workloads rapidly demand exponential growth in performance and scalability. ”
Weka offers WekaFS, a cloud native and data center ready platform that was built in the cloud and for the cloud. WekaFS addresses the storage challenges of modern mixed workloads and applications that leverage cloud and GPU computing through innovations in the use of flash. Businesses no longer have to compromise between simplicity, speed or scalability. With its unique software-defined architecture, customers can run on-premises, natively in the cloud, or effortlessly orchestrate their data in between.
Weka customers have seen 40x or more improvement in application performance with huge cost savings. In Gartner Peer Insights review, where Weka has an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 3 out of 6 reviewse October 2021 in the Distributed File System and Object Storage market, customers approved of Weka for its simplicity, speed and scale:
“A modern, fast and distributed file system that does not require the establishment of a team of experts”
“WekaIO provides the fastest and most reliable distributed file system I have evaluated in my career”
“Excellent performance in a simple package”
According to Gartner, “visionaries understand where the market is going or have a vision to change the rules of the market” and still have room for improvement in execution. “We totally agree,” Zvibel added, “this is why Weka is investing so heavily now to double our go-to-market strategy. Weka continues to easily achieve internal goals and sets the bar very high rightfully famous for our success with next-generation high performance workloads, we are also increasingly winning large-scale general-purpose file system workloads with leading customers. who value our unique and simple scalability, manageability and excellent support Weka will continue to impress.
To view a copy of the October 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant ™ for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage, click here
To read a blog post on what Gartner’s pick of WekaIO means for Weka CEO Liran Zvibel, visit his blog post here
 Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage”, Julia Palmer, Jerry Rozeman, Chandra Mukhyala, Jeff Vogel, October 1, 2021.
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