Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for General-Purpose, Midrange Storage Arrays

Published: 22 November 2016

ID: G00293586

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

Summary

Eight critical product attributes will enable infrastructure and operations leaders focused on servers and storage to tailor infrastructure designs to meet their agility, robustness and usability needs across six user scenarios, including those that support bimodal and digital business operations.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know

Analysis

  • Introduction
  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • DataDirect Networks SFA Series
    • Dell SC Series
    • Dell EMC Unity Series and VNX2
    • Fujitsu Eternus DX500 S3 and DX600 S3
    • HDS VSP G Systems
    • HPE 3PAR StoreServ Series
    • Huawei OceanStor 5000 V3
    • IBM Storwize V5000 and V7000 Unified
    • Infortrend EonStor GS
    • NEC Mx10 Series
    • NetApp E-Series
    • NetApp FAS8020/8040
    • Nimble Storage CS-Series
    • Oracle FS1-2
    • Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance
    • Quantum QXS
    • Tegile T-Series IntelliFlash
    • Tintri VMstore T800 Series
    • X-IO Technologies ISE
  • 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
    • Consolidation
    • OLTP
    • Server Virtualization and VDI
    • Analytics
    • Cloud

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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