Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Solid-State Arrays

Published: 29 August 2014

ID: G00260421

Analyst(s): Valdis Filks, Arun Chandrasekaran , Joseph Unsworth


Solid-state arrays are capable of delivering significant improvements in performance, although high cost perceptions persist. This report analyzes 13 SSAs across six high-impact use cases and quantifies product attractiveness against seven critical capabilities that are important to IT leaders.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Cisco UCS Invicta Series
    • EMC XtremIO
    • EMC VNX-F
    • HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450
    • Huawei OceanStor Series
    • IBM FlashSystem V840
    • Kaminario K2
    • NetApp EF Series
    • Nimbus Data Gemini
    • Pure Storage FA Series
    • Skyera skyHawk
    • SolidFire SF Series
    • Violin Memory 6000 Series All Flash Array
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
    • Solid-State Array
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Ecosystem
    • Manageability
    • Multitenancy and Security
    • Performance
    • RAS
    • Scalability
    • Storage Efficiency
  • Use Cases
    • Overall
    • Online Transaction Processing
    • Server Virtualization
    • High-Performance Computing
    • Analytics
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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