Global SAN (Storage Area Network) Storage Buying Guide 2019: Overivew of Features and Performance to Help Guide your Storage Purchase Decisions

Wednesday, 18. September 2019 13:20

Dublin, Sept. 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "StorInt SAN Storage Buying Guide 2019" report has been added to's offering.

This SAN (Storage Area Network) Storage Buying Guide provides a detailed review of Fibre Channel (FC), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and iSCSI SAN block storage arrays, which includes features and performance to help guide your storage purchase decisions. Better SAN storage acquisition should boost application performance, increase end-user satisfaction and enhance IT ROI.

We expect that new CIOs, IT architects and storage admins will use this guide to learn about vendor offerings, functionality and storage performance to better understand what to look for when selecting SAN storage systems. Moreover, from our buying guide experienced CIOs, IT architects and storage admins should be able to easily understand new storage features and functionality and gain a better appreciation of how current storage systems perform under various application environments.

We discuss storage hardware capabilities such as all flash arrays and hybrid storage characteristics, front end/backend protocols and other attributes, as well as block storage functionality including data protection, storage virtualization, scale-up/scale-out, snapshot copies, thin provisioning, date de-duplication & compression, remote replication/mirroring, and other advanced capabilities of current SAN storage products.

We also describe some alternatives to traditional, on premises storage appliances such as software defined storage, cloud storage gateways and new Tier 0 storage.

In addition, we provide the latest performance champions for current storage systems under OLTP, Email and throughput intensive application environments. We report our performance results separated by the class of storage to identify storage champions for

Enterprise, Mid-range and SMB systems for these workloads. Given the performance advantages of flash storage, we also cover all-flash array storage system performance results separately, where applicable.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Synopsis

2. SAN Storage Products

  • Enterprise Storage Subsystem Hardware
    • Front-end interfaces
    • Back-end interfaces
    • Media
    • Cache
    • Other storage hardware features
  • Midrange Storage Subsystems
  • Low-End or SMB Storage System Hardware
  • Server SAN, Software Defined or Hyper Converged Infrastructure Storage
  • Cloud Storage Gateways and Public Cloud Block (& File) Storage
  • Server-Side Caching
  • SAN Storage Advanced Software Features
    • Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks (RAID) types
    • Data Striping
    • Multi-tenancy or Partitioning
    • Data Security
    • Quality of service (QoS)
    • Snapshot or Point-in-time (P-I-T) copies
    • LUN Clones
    • LUN Copy
    • Host O/S and application support for clones & snapshots
    • Automatic storage tiering or multi-tiering
    • Flash cache
    • All-flash storage pool
    • LUN thin provisioning
    • Data reduction via de-duplication or compression
    • Remote mirroring or replication
    • File I/O support
    • Storage virtualization or controller-of-controllers

3. Storage System Features Tables

4. SAN Storage Performance

  • Email Workload Performance
    • Email Champions - Charts
  • OLTP Workload Performance
    • OLTP Champions - Chart
  • Throughput Workload Performance
    • Throughput Champions - Charts

5. SAN Storage Pricing

6. Glossary

Companies Mentioned

  • DataCore Parallel Server
  • Datrium
  • Dell
  • Dell-EMC
  • Fujitsu
  • HP
  • HPE
  • Hitachi
  • Huawei
  • IBM
  • Infinidat
  • NetApp
  • Oracle
  • Primenergy
  • Pure Storage
  • SGI
  • StorWize
  • Xserve

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