Analyst house Gartner, Inc. recently announced its Best Primary Storage Solutions of 2020, as reviewed by verified customers through its Peer Insights Customers’ Choice series. Gartner Peer Insights is a robust enterprise IT product and service review platform that hosts more than 255,000 verified customer reviews across 355 defined markets. In markets where there is enough data, Gartner Peer Insights recognizes the vendors that are the most highly rated by their customers through the Customers’ Choice distinction.
Peer Insights Customers’ Choice does not include an expansive vendor listing or proprietary graphic to help organizations select the best tools. Rather, it provides reviews that go through a strict validation process to ensure they are authentic and professional. Garter Peer Insights are meant to be a complement to its expert-led research reports. At Solutions Review, we read the reviews, available here, and pulled out the key takeaways.
Infinibox Lands Highest Average Score
Infinidat’s Infinbox solution received 237 verified reviews, with the highest average rating of 4.9 stars. 211 of its reviews were 5 stars, and the remaining 26 were 4 stars. Infinibox’s closest competitor in the primary storage space according to Customers’ Choice is Pure Storage (4.8 stars). Infinidat achieved Federal Information Processing Stanrds (FIPS) 140-2 validation earlier in 2019, and the vendor has collaborated with various companies including ECMD, iBASIS, and Thales. Infinidat was also named a Leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage.
NetApp Receives Hundreds of Positive Ratings
NetApp’s FAS series solution received 510 verified reviews, netting an average rating of 4.6 stars. 345 of those ratings were 5 stars, and 149 were 4 stars. Infinibox’s closest competitor in the primary storage space according to Customer’s Choice is Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). NetApp offers SAN storage, its highly reviewed FlexArray Storage Virtualization (FAS), as well as dish shelves and storage media. In late 2019, NetApp announced a partnership with Google Cloud, and was also named a Leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage.
Gartner Recommends Using Customer Reviews to Supplement Vendor Evaluation
Where Gartner’s Magic Quadrants are aimed at helping organizations identify vendors to keep tabs on in the overall marketplace, peer reviews are driven only by customer feedback based on specific experiences relative to unique technology environments. That’s where the disconnect can sometimes come from when comparing analyst resources to individual reviews. In this way it is best to utilize all the tools at your disposal when assessing data integration software.