Gartner Research

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

Published: 31 October 2017

ID: G00321059

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

Summary

This research assesses the 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 weigh these ratings in the context of their vendor ecosystem.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know

Analysis

  • Introduction
  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • DataDirect Networks
    • Dell EMC
    • Fujitsu
    • Hewlett Packard Enterprise 3PAR StoreServ 20800
    • Hewlett Packard Enterprise XP7
    • Hitachi Vantara VSP G1500
    • Huawei
    • IBM DS8886
    • IBM XIV
    • Infinidat
    • NetApp
  • 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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