Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Solid-State Arrays

Published: 06 August 2018

ID: G00338538

Analyst(s): Joseph Unsworth, Valdis Filks, Santhosh Rao, John Monroe


Solid-state arrays have become faster, smaller and more reliable, and they're a safe business decision, due to guarantees that can't be obtained in other areas of infrastructure. Here, Gartner analyzes 18 SSA product families across high-impact use cases for infrastructure and operations leaders.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Dell EMC Unity All-Flash
    • Dell EMC VMAX All-Flash
    • Fujitsu Storage Eternus AF Series
    • Hitachi VSP F Series
    • HPE 3PAR StoreServ All-Flash Arrays
    • HPE Nimble Storage All-Flash Series
    • Huawei OceanStor Dorado V3 Series
    • Huawei OceanStor F V5 Series
    • IBM FlashSystem A9000 Series
    • IBM Storwize All-Flash Series
    • Kaminario K2
    • NetApp AFF A-Series
    • NetApp SF Series
    • Pure Storage M and X Series
    • Pure Storage FlashBlade
    • Tintri EC6000 Series
    • Western Digital IntelliFlash HD, N and T Series
    • X-IO ISE 900 Series
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
    • SSA
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Performance
    • Storage Efficiency
    • RAS
    • Scalability
    • Ecosystem
    • Multitenancy and Security
    • Manageability
  • Use Cases
    • Online Transaction Processing
    • Server Virtualization
    • High-Performance Computing
    • Analytics
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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