Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Scale-Out File System Storage

Published: 27 January 2015

ID: G00269990

Analyst(s): Arun Chandrasekaran , Santhosh Rao


Analytics, collaboration and cost-effective data retention are key imperatives that are driving interest in scale-out file system storage for I&O leaders. This research compares nine scale-out file system storage products on their capability to support key uses cases via seven critical capabilities.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Dell Fluid File System
    • EMC Isilon
    • Hitachi NAS Platform
    • HP StoreAll Storage
    • Huawei OceanStor 9000
    • IBM Elastic Storage
    • NetApp Clustered Data Ontap 8.x
    • Quantum StorNext
    • Red Hat Storage Server
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Capacity
    • Storage Efficiency
    • Interoperability
    • Manageability
    • Performance
    • Resiliency
    • Security and Multitenancy
  • Use Cases
    • Overall
    • Archiving
    • Backup
    • Commercial HPC
    • Large Home Directories
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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