Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Hybrid Array Storage Systems

Published: 26 September 2019

ID: G00394524

Analyst(s): John Monroe , Santhosh Rao , Roger W. Cox


Gartner has assessed the capabilities of selected hybrid array storage systems against key use cases that are associated with primary storage workloads. When choosing hybrid storage arrays, infrastructure and operations leaders should weigh these ratings in terms of their specific requirements.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • DDN SFA7990
    • Dell EMC SC Series
    • Dell EMC Unity Series
    • Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS DX8900 S4
    • Hitachi VSP G Series
    • HPE 3PAR StoreServ
    • HPE Nimble Storage
    • Huawei OceanStor V5 Hybrid Arrays
    • IBM DS8880 Hybrid Arrays
    • IBM Storwize V7000
    • Infinidat InfiniBox
    • Infortrend Eonstor GS Series
    • Inspur AS Series
    • NEC Mx10/Mx20 Series
    • NetApp FAS Series
    • Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance
    • Western Digital IntelliFlash Hybrid Arrays
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
    • Architectural Definitions
    • Scale-Up Architectures
    • Scale-Out Architectures
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Manageability
    • RAS
    • Multitenancy and Security
    • Storage Efficiency
    • Scalability
    • Ecosystem
    • Performance
  • Use Cases
    • OLTP
    • Server Virtualization
    • HPC
    • Analytics
    • VDI

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2019 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Purchase this Document

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.