Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Scale-Out File System Storage

Published: 27 January 2015

ID: G00269990

Analyst(s): Arun Chandrasekaran , Santhosh Rao

Summary

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

Analysis

  • 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

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2019 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Purchase this Document

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.