Enterprise Flash Array Storage Solutions

Enterprise Flash Array Storage Solutions Overview

Enterprise flash array storage software, also known as a solid-state storage disk system, uses only flash media for persistent storage. Flash memory is an alternative to the traditional spinning hard disk drives that were the core technology of older networked storage systems. Flash storage is much faster than traditional disk storage, and it uses less power. It also takes up less physical space, is less prone to mechanical failure and is significantly quieter.

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Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage in Mountain View, California offers all-flash array data storage promising affordability, high availability, and consistent performance.

Key Features

  • Flash Array Performance (156)
  • Simplicity (156)
  • Data Compression (155)
IBM FlashSystem

IBM FlashSystem

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IBM's FlashSystem is a flash array storage option.

Key Features

  • Flash Array Performance (104)
  • Flash Array Integration (105)
  • Simplicity (107)
HPE Nimble Storage

Nimble Storage was acquired by HPE in 2017. The enterprise flash array product line now goes by the name HPE Nimble Storage.

Key Features

  • Non-Intrusive Upgrades (12)
  • Flash Array Performance (11)
  • Simplicity (12)
Dell EMC Unity

Dell EMC Unity

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Unity from Dell EMC is a family of all-flash and hybrid flash storage platforms emphasizing value and cost efficiency.

Key Features

  • Power Savings (16)
  • Simplicity (17)
  • Non-Intrusive Upgrades (17)
IBM Storwize (now part of FlashSystems)

IBM Storwize is a family of recognized all-flash and hybrid storage solutions designed to support the virtualization needs and application workloads of mid-sized enterprises.

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash is the latest iteration in the former Symmetrix series of enterprise flash array storage, available in the Dell EMC VMAX 250F edition, or the Dell EMC VMAX 950F edition.

Key Features

  • Flash Array Performance (9)
  • Data Compression (9)
  • Flash Array Integration (9)
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage

HPE 3PAR StoreServ is a flash storage option, from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise.

NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays

NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays are the company's flagship flash storage solutions.

Key Features

  • Flash Array Performance (7)
  • Flash Array Integration (6)
  • Simplicity (7)
Dell EMC SC Series (Compellent)

Since it's acquisition in 2011 Compellent became a Dell product line of storage solutions (e.g. Dell Compellent Storage Center). Compellent products have been folded into the Dell EMC SC Series of enterprise flash and SAN storage devices.


TrueNAS is a network-attached storage featuring all-flash and hybrid storage editions, from iXsystems headquartered in San Jose.

NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays

NetApp's EF-Series is an SSD storage system supporting demanding applications with an emphasis on performance and reliability.

Key Features

  • Flash Array Integration (5)
  • Flash Array Performance (5)
  • Non-Intrusive Upgrades (5)
NetApp SolidFire

NetApp SolidFire is all-flash storage.

XtremIO Flash Storage

XtremIO is flash storage from EMC.

Huawei OceanStor

Huawei offers OceanStor Dorado, an all-flash storage system boasting a wide range of applications and versatility to meet the needs SMBs, larger enterprises, or vertical industry applications.

EMC VNX (Discontinued)

The former EMC VNX series is EOL. The vendor invites users to instead try Dell EMC's Unity series family of midrange storage appliances.

Tintri VMstore

Tintri VMstore Intelligent Infrastructure is designed to simplify and automate storage management, deliver real-time analytics, and maximize performance so users can refocus efforts on high-impact projects and business innovation. Tintri is a DDN Storage company since the 2018…

StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)

StarWind SA helps organizations with fixed compute platforms meet storage performance and capacity growth requirements by providing them with high-performance and scalable storage covered by 24/7 support. StarWind Storage Appliance is designed to handle high-performance or unpredictable…

Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe

Dell EMC PowerMax NVME is presented as a end-to-end NVMe, storage class memory (SCM) for persistent storage, real-time machine learning and up to 350GB per second to power critical workloads.


Reduxio in San Bruno, California offers flash array storage.

DDN IntelliFlash (formerly Tegile, from Western Digital)

DDN offers the IntelliFlash flash array storage option based on technology developed by Tegile. The solution was owned and supported by Western Digital since August 2017, and later acquired by DDN (DataDirect Networks) in 2019.

Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series

The Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series Storage Arrays are storage-area network (SAN) available via hybrid and all flash storage. Presently the product line includes the hybrid storage arrays models ThinkSystem DE2000H, ThinkSystem DE4000H, ThinkSystem DE6000H, and the all-flash storage…

DDN IME All-Flash Cache

DataDirect Networks (DDN) offers their Infinite Memory Engine (IME) offered in the IME140 and IME240 appliances or via an IME software only edition, DDN IME Flash-Native Cache.

DDN SFA NVMe Storage

DDN Storage Fusion Architecture (SFA) appliances, available in the SFA200NV and SFA400NV editions, provide a scalable flash storage solution.

Hitachi Unified Storage VM

Hitachi offers flash array storage, Unified Storage VM.

Nimbus Data Gemini All Flash Arrays

Nimbus Data in San Francisco offers Gemini All Flash Arrays storage.

Learn More About Enterprise Flash Array Storage Solutions

What is Enterprise Flash Array Storage Software?

Enterprise flash array storage software, also known as a solid-state storage disk system, uses only flash media for persistent storage. Flash memory is an alternative to the traditional spinning hard disk drives that were the core technology of older networked storage systems. Flash storage is much faster than traditional disk storage, and it uses less power. It also takes up less physical space, is less prone to mechanical failure and is significantly quieter.

Enterprise Flash Array Storage Software Features & Capabilities

  • Data compression and deduplication

  • Disaster recovery

  • Management console

  • AI-driven management

  • REST APIs for cloud orchestration

  • Support for security standards

  • Elastic concurrency

  • High capacity

  • High performance

Flash Array Software Services

Flash array products include native software services that allow users to manage and protect data directly on the array hardware. There are a variety of available algorithms for data management such as:

  • compression and deduplication

  • snapshotting

  • replication

  • thin provisioning

Enterprise Flash Array Storage Comparison

To compare flash array storage options, you should consider the following factors:

  1. Upgrade Disruption: Businesses using flash array storage will have to upgrade their system from time to time. Depending on the flash array solution used, this could result in significant downtime for the array. If no downtime upgrades are important for your business, you should look for an option with low or no downtime upgrades, even if it costs more.

  2. Speed: While all flash array options provide faster speeds than traditional storage options, some are significantly faster than others. Consider the performance needs of your business when choosing a flash array option so you don’t overspend on performance you don’t need, or end up with a solution that isn’t fast enough.

  3. Simplicity: Some flash array tools are easy to manage, while others require more technical ability. For businesses with limited technical resources, consider choosing a simple to use solution, even if it lacks customization. Businesses looking for a highly customizable solution may prefer a tool with more granular management options.

Pricing Information

Flash array storage pricing has been falling in recent years. It is now nearing parity with hard disk drives. The traditional way to compare storage pricing is $/KB, or the cost of storing a single GB of data. However, real cost for the enterprise is much higher due to variability in platform hardware and software costs. This is still a useful place to begin as it provides a basic comparison metric. However, keep in mind that this is just a starting point, and that there is a range of available features that can greatly affect the overall price.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the main advantages of Flash storage compared to traditional storage methods.

Traditional flash arrays handled storage using traditional disk drives, which can be slow and take up a lot of physical space for large amounts of data. In contrast, all-flash storage is designed for high speed, low resource usage, and small form factors.

What are the best enterprise flash array storage options?

The top rated enterprise flash array storage solutions are as follows:

What businesses benefit most from flash array storage?

Enterprise flash array storage can be a pricey option, so it is important to consider how much your business can benefit from it. Businesses with large amounts of data to be stored are the most common beneficiaries of flash storage. By consolidating large amounts of data, businesses can make data processes faster while reducing physical storage space. Businesses with smaller amounts of data, or who aren’t as concerned about data process speed may not find flash storage to be essential.

Can you use both flash array storage and spinning disk storage solutions?

Many businesses make use of exclusively flash storage, while others use other solutions, but it is possible to use both. Some businesses use flash storage for application storage needs, while using spinning disk storage as a supplement. Spinning disk storage is ideal for high capacity storage needs where performance is less of a factor. A hybrid storage solution makes use of both technologies.