Gartner Research

Market Guide for White-Box Storage Systems

Published: 23 September 2016

ID: G00311345

Analyst(s): Santhosh Rao

Summary

White-box direct attached storage solutions, coupled with SDS or open-source storage software, can be viable alternatives to traditional storage arrays. I&O leaders should use this research to evaluate the key elements of white-box storage solutions as well as the current vendor landscape.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition

  • Co-engineered or Prevalidated Solutions
  • Generic White-Box Solutions

Market Direction

Market Analysis

  • Deployment Complexity
  • PostSales Support Capabilities
  • Initial Acquisition Cost
  • Operational Cost
  • Channel Partnerships
  • Access to Skills

Representative Vendors

Market Recommendations

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