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Critical Capabilities for Solid-State Arrays

Published: 31 August 2016

ID: G00299673

Analyst(s): Arun Chandrasekaran , Valdis Filks , Joseph Unsworth


As concerns regarding their high price recede, solid-state arrays have improved performance, efficiency and manageability. Here, we analyze and evaluate 13 SSAs across five high-impact use cases and quantify product attractiveness against seven critical capabilities that are important to IT leaders.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • EMC XtremIO
    • Fujitsu Storage Eternus DX200F
    • Hitachi Data Systems VSP F
    • HPE 3PAR StoreServ All-Flash Arrays
    • IBM FlashSystem V9000
    • Kaminario K2
    • NetApp AFF
    • Pure Storage M-Series
    • SolidFire SF Series
    • Tegile T-Series
    • Tintri VMstore T5000 Series
    • Violin Memory Flash Storage Platform 7000 Series
    • X-IO ISE 800 Series
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
    • SSA
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Ecosystem
    • Manageability
    • Multitenancy and Security
    • Performance
    • RAS
    • Scalability
    • Storage Efficiency
  • Use Cases
    • Online Transaction Processing
    • Server Virtualization
    • High-Performance Computing
    • Analytics
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
    • Vendors Added and Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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