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Critical Capabilities for General-Purpose, Midrange Storage Arrays

Published: 31 October 2017

ID: G00321060

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


Eight critical product attributes enable infrastructure and operations leaders to quantify storage array product attractiveness across user scenarios. I&O leaders should use this methodology with specific weightings adjusted to reflect their priorities and requirements and optimize array selection.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Introduction
  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • DataDirect Networks SFA 7700 Series
    • Dell EMC SC Series
    • Dell EMC Unity
    • Fujitsu Eternus DX500 S3 and DX600 S3
    • Hitachi Vantara VSP Gx00 Systems
    • HPE 3PAR StoreServ Series
    • HPE Nimble Storage CS-Series
    • Huawei OceanStor 5000 V3
    • IBM Storwize V5000 and V7000 Unified
    • Infortrend EonStor GS
    • NEC Mx10 Series
    • NetApp E-Series
    • NetApp FAS8200
    • Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance
    • Quantum QXS
    • Tegile T-Series IntelliFlash
    • Tintri VMstore T800 Series
  • 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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