Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Scale-Out File System Storage

Published: 24 January 2013

ID: G00238216

Analyst(s): Arun Chandrasekaran , Pushan Rinnen


Building scalable and cost-effective storage infrastructure for big data is a key imperative for IT leaders. This research compares nine scale-out file system storage products against nine critical capabilities across three different use cases.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Introduction
  • Product Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
  • Use Cases
  • Inclusion Criteria
  • Critical Capabilities Rating
  • Vendors
    • Dell Fluid File System (FS)
    • EMC Isilon
    • Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) Hitachi NAS (HNAS) Platform
    • HP StoreAll Storage
    • IBM Scale Out Network Attached Storage (SONAS)
    • NetApp Clustered Data Ontap
    • Nexenta NexentaStor
    • Quantum StorNext
    • Red Hat Storage Server

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