Gartner Releases Flash Array Critical Capabilities Study – Solidfire, Pure Storage Come In First

In the past, I have provided a number of questions to ask a vendor before buying a flash array, Recommended Reading : Key Questions to Ask Your Flash Array Vendor Before You Buy.  I now recommend also that those interested in flash array purchases look at the following report as well.

Gartner has released a critical compatiblities study with a number of use-cases :

  • Overall use-case  (Solidfire, Pure Storage and Kaminario were 1-2-3)
  • Transaction-Processing use-case (Pure Storage, Solidfire and Kaminario were 1-2-3)
  • Server Virtualization use-case  (Pure Storage, Solidfire and HP were 1-2-3)
  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure use-case (Pure Storage, Solidfire & Kaminario were 1-2-3)
  • High Performance Computing use-case (Solidfire, Kaminario and EMC were 1-2-3)
  • Analytics use-case (Solidfire, Pure Storage and Kaminario were 1-2-3)

Solidfire, Pure Storage and Kaminario scored solidly.  Surprisingly, Violin Memory came in 8th on all use-cases except for coming in fourth in high performance computing use-case.

Check it out (through Solidfire pages, you need to sign up and get the report) :


Or through Pure Storage web site.