back to article IBM makes clever, safe acquisition, swallows object storage market

IDC has updated its object-based storage marketscape to show IBM has leapt to a chart-topping position through buying Cleversafe. Scality is second. Dell EMC has hustled up the charts to third place, pushing most other players down the rankings. The IDC analysts see “a standardisation and integration of the Amazon S3 and …

  1. thwidmark

    HOE is not in the chart directly but does have a partnership with Scality. ®?

    HOE is HPE I assume?

  2. Ian Michael Gumby

    Silly question...

    I could have sworn that the Cleversafe acquisition was done a while back...

    Or did I just hit a timewarp?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Silly question...

      It was, but point being, all of a sudden IBM is #1? Seems quirky.

    2. returnofthemus

      Re: Silly question...

      Not that silly a question, just author asleep at the wheel on this one. IBM intention to acquire announced last year, closed earlier this year to the point where it's now referred to IBM Cloud Object Storage, rounding out the broadest SDS portfolio in the industry, which is why they are numero uno

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    How ironic to see the words "clever" and "safe" used in relation to IBM. It's never been true before...

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