Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for General-Purpose, Midrange Storage Arrays

Published: 20 November 2014

ID: G00263131

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


I&O leaders and storage architects can improve their storage infrastructures' agility and reduce costs by mapping application needs to storage array capabilities. This research quantifies eight critical measures of product attractiveness across six high-impact, midrange storage array use cases.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Introduction
  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Dell Compellent
    • Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4000/Pro 5000
    • EMC VNX Series
    • Fujitsu Eternus DX500 S3/DX600 S3
    • HDS HUS 100 Series
    • HP 3PAR StoreServ
    • Huawei OceanStor 5000/6000 Series
    • IBM Storwize V7000
    • NEC M-Series
    • NetApp E-Series
    • NetApp FAS8020/8040
    • Nimble Storage CS-Series
    • Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance
    • Tegile IntelliFlash
    • Tintri VMstore
    • X-IO Technologies ISE Storage Systems
  • 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
    • Overall
    • Consolidation
    • OLTP
    • Server Virtualization and VDI
    • Analytics
    • Cloud

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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