Critical Capabilities for General-Purpose, High-End Storage Arrays

Archived Published: 31 October 2017 ID: G00321059

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This research assesses the capabilities of high-end storage arrays and evaluates products against key use cases of interest to infrastructure and operations. When choosing storage arrays, I&O leaders should weigh these ratings in the context of their vendor ecosystem.

Table of Contents

  • What You Need to Know
  • Analysis
    • Introduction
    • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
    • Vendors
      • DataDirect Networks
      • Dell EMC
      • Fujitsu
      • Hewlett Packard Enterprise 3PAR StoreServ 20800
      • Hewlett Packard Enterprise XP7
      • Hitachi Vantara VSP G1500
      • Huawei
      • IBM DS8886
      • IBM XIV
      • Infinidat
      • NetApp
    • Context
    • Product/Service Class Definition
      • Architectural Definitions
    • Critical Capabilities Definition
      • Manageability
      • RAS
      • Performance
      • Snapshot and Replication
      • Scalability
      • Ecosystem
      • Multitenancy and Security
      • Storage Efficiency
    • Use Cases
      • Consolidation
      • OLTP
      • Server Virtualization and VDI
      • Analytics
      • Cloud
    • Vendors Added and Dropped
      • Added
      • Dropped
  • Inclusion Criteria
    • Critical Capabilities Rating
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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