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Critical Capabilities for General-Purpose, Midrange Storage Arrays

Published: 07 March 2014

ID: G00248904

Analyst(s): Arun Chandrasekaran , Valdis Filks, Stanley Zaffos


IT leaders can improve agility and SLAs while lowering infrastructure costs by optimally mapping application needs to storage array capabilities. This report quantifies eight critical measures of product attractiveness across six high-impact use cases for 14 midrange storage arrays.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Introduction
  • Product 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
    • Coraid ZX/SRX
    • Dell Compellent
    • Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4000/PRO 5000
    • EMC VNX Series
    • Fujitsu Eternus DX500 S3/DX600 S3
    • HDS HUS 100 Series
    • HP 3PAR
    • Huawei S5000T/S6000T Series
    • IBM V7000
    • NetApp FAS/V32x0
    • NEC M-Series
    • Nimble Storage CS-Series
    • Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance
    • X-IO ISE Storage Systems

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