Gartner Research

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

Published: 07 March 2014

ID: G00248908

Analyst(s): Valdis Filks, Stanley Zaffos, Roger W. Cox


This research analyzes 12 high-end storage arrays across six high-impact use cases, and quantifies product attractiveness against eight critical capabilities that are usable by IT leaders.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Introduction
  • Product/Service Class Definition
    • Architectural Definitions
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Manageability
    • RAS
    • Performance
    • Snapshot and Replication
    • Scalability
    • Ecosystem
    • Multitenancy and Security
    • Storage Efficiency
  • Use Cases
    • Overall
    • Consolidation
    • OLTP
    • Server Virtualization and VDI
    • Analytics
    • Cloud
  • Inclusion Criteria
  • Critical Capabilities Rating
  • Product Viability
  • Vendors
    • DataDirect Networks SFA12K
    • EMC VMAX
    • Fujitsu Eternus DX8700 S2
    • HDS HUS VM
    • HDS VSP
    • HP XP P9000
    • HP 3PAR StoreServ 10000
    • Huawei OceanStor 18000
    • IBM DS8870
    • IBM XIV
    • NetApp FAS/V6200
    • Oracle Pillar Axiom

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