Scality earned a whopping 35 percent of Japan’s object storage revenue in 2019. Products like RING convince more Japanese customers in this growing sector than IBM, Cloudian or Net App.
These are the findings of market research firm Techno Systems Research (TSR). For the last 25 years, TSR has provided insight into the IT object storage system market in Japan. To arrive at the market share figures in the chart, they talked directly to customers, system integrators and vendors before comparing that intel with their own data.
TSR researchers expect the Japanese market to grow in the next three-to-four years: The corona-economy will boost big data consumption and swell demand for object storage in containerized applications. IDC research pegs Japan’s external enterprise object storage systems revenue at $1.6B this year.
Making the modern library archive
One example of how this is playing out in Japan is Fujifilm’s ambitious plan to archive library magnetic tape backups for good with OTFormat. Now, archives can transfer objects and their metadata from disk or SSD drives to a tape system, with the tape tier becoming an on-premise tape library. Scality’s Zenko powers the S3 server inside the object storage archive.
Libraries can store petabytes of object data more cheaply than tape drives, or SSDs or the public cloud. And bolstered by a recent upgrade, Zenko acts as a data orchestrator, shifting information across multiple public clouds and on-premises file and object stores.
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“Along with growth in the object storage market in Japan, there are more organizations with large-scale projects,” says Tomohiko Ando, Sales VP Japan at Scality. “Scality is a clear winner for those types of solutions.” Scality Japan also counts large internet service providers among its customers.
Read more about key requirements for petabyte-scale backup targets here.