Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for General-Purpose, High-End Storage Arrays

Published: 22 November 2016

ID: G00293581

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


This research assesses capabilities of high-end storage arrays and evaluates products against key use cases of interest to infrastructure and operations. When choosing storage arrays, I&O leaders should weight these ratings in the context of their vendor ecosystem.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Introduction
  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • DataDirect Networks
    • Dell EMC
    • Fujitsu
    • Hitachi Data Systems
    • Hewlett Packard Enterprise 3PAR StoreServ 20800
    • Hewlett Packard Enterprise XP7
    • Huawei
    • IBM DS8886
    • IBM XIV
    • Infinidat
    • NetApp
    • Oracle
  • 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
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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