Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Distributed File Systems

Published: 09 November 2017

ID: G00274893

Analyst(s): John McArthur , Julia Palmer


The importance of storing and analyzing large-scale, unstructured data is bringing distributed architectures to the forefront of IT infrastructure planning. Gartner compares six distributed file system storage products against eight critical capabilities in five use cases relevant to I&O leaders.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Dell EMC Isilon
    • Huawei OceanStor 9000
    • IBM Spectrum Scale
    • Qumulo
    • Red Hat Gluster Storage
    • StorageCraft Exablox
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Capacity
    • Storage Efficiency
    • Interoperability
    • Manageability
    • Performance
    • Resiliency
    • Security and Multitenancy
    • Pricing
  • Use Cases
    • Archiving
    • Backup
    • Commercial HPC
    • Large Home Directories
    • Analytics

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating
  • Vendors to Watch

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