Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Solid-State Arrays

Published: 03 October 2019

ID: G00394535

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


Solid-state arrays are the primary external enterprise storage solution for demanding transaction-oriented primary storage workloads associated with structured data. Here, Gartner analyzes 16 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
    • DDN Tintri EC6000 Series
    • Dell EMC PowerMax
    • Dell EMC Unity 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 DS8880F Series
    • IBM FlashSystem 9100 Series
    • Kaminario K2
    • NetApp AFF A-Series
    • NetApp SolidFire Series
    • Pure Storage FlashArray //M and //X Series
    • Western Digital IntelliFlash HD-Series
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
    • SSA
    • Scale-Up Architectures
    • Scale-Out Architectures
    • Unified Architectures
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Performance
    • RAS
    • Manageability
    • Storage Efficiency
    • Ecosystem
    • Scalability
    • Multitenancy and Security
  • 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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