Milestones & Awards

Symcloud™ shines on, continues sprint as Leader and Outperformer in the storage space

September 14, 2023
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Rakuten Symphony's Symcloud™ continues to garner numerous awards and widespread recognition within the industry. Earlier this year, it was acknowledged as the leader in edge cloud deployments by STL Partners, and secured a multitude of awards, bolstering its position as a leader in the cloud-native realm.

The latest achievement follows this impressive streak, with the 2023 GigaOm Radar for Cloud-Native Kubernetes Data Storage naming Symcloud Storage “Leader and Outperformer” for the fourth consecutive year. Access your complimentary copy of the full report here.

The report extensively evaluates the capabilities of persistent storage solutions for cloud-native applications designed to enhance data management functionalities across various Kubernetes platforms. Symcloud Storage stands out as an innovative leader and pioneer, thanks to its exceptional data services and its unique Kubernetes- and application-aware approach to multiple storage media types and architectures.

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Symcloud Storage was rated Exceptional for remarkable focus and successful execution, maintaining a strong position in terms of technical capabilities and a comprehensive range of features.

  • Architecture
  • Scalability and Flexibility
  • Manageability
  • Performance
  • Native Storage Integrations
  • Data Replication Services
  • Telemetry
  • Visibility and Insights
  • Developer Experience
  • Suitability for SMB, Large Enterprise, ISP/MSP segments

The report acknowledges the comprehensive, feature-rich, enterprise-grade experience that Symcloud Storage delivers with an uncompromising adherence to cloud-native development and deployment principles. It also comments on the product’s advanced data services, advanced automated application-awareness capabilities, backup, snapshot, cloning and migration solution.

Symcloud™ has a proven track record with various telcos, offering commendable performance in use cases such as edge deployments related to 5G infrastructure. Symcloud Storage is also integrated into the Google Anthos’ marketplace and is the only pre-certified solution for Anthos on-prem, for easier edge deployments.

Click here to watch the discussion at Rakuten Optimism 2023, where Partha Seetala, President of Cloud Business Unit, Rakuten Symphony, joined Vijay Tewari, Director of Product Management, Google Cloud Platform, in outlining critical edge use cases across industry verticals and how Google Distribute Cloud and Symcloud Storage are enabling them.

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