Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Distributed File Systems

Published: 21 October 2020

ID: G00465277

Analyst(s): Julia Palmer , Chandra Mukhyala , Jeff Vogel


Building scalable and cost-effective distributed storage platforms for unstructured file data is a key imperative for I&O leaders. Gartner compares distributed file system products against eight critical capabilities across five use cases relevant to I&O leaders.

Table Of Contents


Strategic Planning Assumptions

What You Need to Know


  • DDN
  • Dell Technologies
  • Huawei
  • IBM
  • Inspur
  • Pure Storage
  • Qumulo
  • Red Hat
  • Capacity
  • Storage Efficiency
  • Interoperability
  • Manageability
  • Performance
  • Resiliency
  • Security and Multitenancy
  • Pricing
  • Archiving
  • Backup
  • Commercial HPC
  • Hybrid Cloud Storage
  • Analytics

Inclusion Criteria

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Critical Capabilities Methodology

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