Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for General-Purpose, Midrange Storage Arrays

Published: 21 October 2015

ID: G00272358

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

Summary

Infrastructure and operations leaders can improve the availability, agility and efficiency of storage infrastructures by mapping application needs to storage array capabilities. This research quantifies eight critical measures of product attractiveness across six midrange storage array use cases.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know

Analysis

  • Introduction
  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • AMI StorTrends
    • Dell SC Series
    • DataDirect Networks SFA Series
    • EMC VNX2 Series
    • Fujitsu Eternus S3 Series
    • HDS VSP G Systems
    • HP 3PAR StoreServ Series
    • Huawei OceanStor 5000/6000 Series
    • IBM Storwize V7000/V7000 Unified/V5000
    • NEC M-Series
    • NetApp E-Series
    • NetApp FAS8020/8040
    • Nimble Storage CS-Series
    • Oracle FS1-2
    • Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance
    • Tegile IntelliFlash
    • Tintri VMstore T800 Series
    • 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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