Essential Features of Primary Storage Systems 2024 Edition – eBook



Persistent data storage has been a pivotal aspect of on-premises infrastructure for the last three decades.  Since the first ICDA (integrated cached disk array) was introduced by EMC in 1990, vendors have evolved their solutions to deliver ever greater capacity and increased performance with lower costs.  Modern shared storage systems are incredibly reliable platforms that ensure data is accessible with a high degree of availability, typically 100% of expected uptime.  This report looks at Primary Storage Systems, specifically, platforms from vendors that offer block-protocol connected capabilities.  It covers appliances, solutions sold as tightly integrated software and hardware (rather than solutions sold as software and packaged with hardware).

Performance, capacity and availability are now table stakes for enterprise-class primary storage.  This report looks at seven vendors in the market, highlighting both table-stakes features and those new features that address modern requirements, including Fleet Management, Cyber-resiliency and more.  The data is presented as a summary of capabilities, with detailed analysis of vendors, products and solutions.

Who Should Buy This Report

This report is focused at IT professionals, CTOs and CIOs looking to understand the benefits of implementing a primary storage system.  It provides actionable information on how to choose one product over another.  The report will help formulate decision making and strategy on product choices within the enterprise.

Table of Contents

  1. How to use this eBook
  2. Introduction
  3. Essential Features of Modern Primary Storage
  4. Architecting IT Trimetric™
  5. Essential Criteria Analysis
  6. Vendors & Solutions
  7. The Architect’s View®
  8. Additional Content and Reading
  9. More Information

Vendors/Products Included in This Report

Dell Technologies, HPE, Hitachi Vantara, IBM, Infinidat, NetApp, Pure Storage.

  • Pages: 23
  • Words: 6.974
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Date: January 2024
  • Current Version: 1.0 (2024 edition)