Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Distributed File Systems

Published: 13 November 2019

ID: G00378945

Analyst(s): Julia Palmer, Chandra Mukhyala


The importance of storing and analyzing large-scale, unstructured file data is bringing distributed architectures to the forefront of IT infrastructure planning. Gartner compares distributed file system products against eight critical capabilities across 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
    • Inspur AS13000
    • Pure Storage FlashBlade
    • Qumulo File Storage
    • Red Hat Gluster Storage
  • 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
    • Hybrid Cloud Storage
    • Analytics

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating
  • Vendors to Watch

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