Enterprise Storage Vendors

There’s a number of vendors that sell enterprise storage hardware or offer cloud-based enterprise storage. View Webopedia’s Enterprise storage vendor list here.

Enterprise storage is a broad category that includes products and services designed to assist large organizations with saving and retrieving digital information. Organizations can choose to purchase and deploy on-premises enterprise storage systems, or they can choose to store their data with an external cloud computing service.

Recommended Reading: Webopedia’s enterprise storage definition.

The following list of vendors sell enterprise storage hardware or offer cloud-based enterprise storage:

Enterprise Storage Hardware Vendors

Companies that sell enterprise storage hardware include the following:

Dell
Direct Data Networks (DDN)
EMC
Fujitsu
Hitachi Data Systems (HDS)
HP
IBM
NetApp
NetGear
Oracle
PureStorage
SanDisk
Tandberg Data
Whiptail
X-IO

Cloud-Based Enterprise Storage Vendors

Companies that offer cloud-based enterprise storage include the following:

ADrive Enterprise
Amazon Web Services
Box.com
Egnyte
Google
IBM
Microsoft Windows Azure
– Nirvanix
Rackspace
– StorSimple
Zetta

Open Source Enterprise Storage

Open source projects related to enterprise storage include the following:

Aoetools
Ceph
FreeNAS
Gluster
iSCSI Enterprise Target
Libvirt
Lustre
OHSM
OpenAFS
Openfiler
OpenSMT
oVirt

Cisco, Brocade, Emulex and QLogic are the biggest makers of enterprise storage networking switches and adapters.

This article was originally published on January 24, 2014

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