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

Published: 20 November 2014

ID: G00263130

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


Here, we assess 12 high-end storage arrays across high-impact use cases and quantify products against the critical capabilities of interest to infrastructure and operations. When choosing storage products, I&O leaders should look beyond technical attributes, incumbency and vendor/product reputation.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Introduction
  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • DataDirect Networks SFA12K
    • EMC VMAX
    • Fujitsu Eternus DX8700 S2
    • HDS HUS VM
    • HDS VSP G1000
    • HP 3PAR StoreServ 10000
    • HP XP7
    • Huawei OceanStor 18000
    • IBM DS8870
    • IBM XIV
    • NetApp FAS8000
    • Oracle FS1-2
  • 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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