IT Central Station Announces The Top Enterprise Flash Arrays of Q1 2017 Based On Real User Reviews

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HPE, NetApp, Tintri, Nimble Storage, and Pure Storage are ranked as the leading enterprise flash storage vendors of Q1 based on peer reviews from real users in the IT Central Station community.

IT Central Station, the leading product review site for enterprise technology, announced the top enterprise flash storage vendors of Q1 2017. During the past year over two million professionals, including those from 96% of the Fortune 100, have used IT Central Station’s crowdsourced reviews in their technology buying process. All reviews are validated as authentic through IT Central Station's triple authentication process. IT Central Station’s reviews are known for their depth and quality, with an average of 420 words per review.

The highest ranking solution, based on peer reviews and crowdsourced buyer intent data from the IT Central Station community, was HPE 3PAR. Following HPE as the overall best all-flash storage systems of the year were NetApp, Tintri, Nimble Storage, and Pure Storage.

HPE 3PAR was ranked first in the category with 93 reviews from real users. Visitors to IT Central Station viewed and compared HPE 3PAR more than any other flash solution with a total of 101,871 views and 50,946 comparisons as of the end of Q1.

The most popular comparison of flash storage arrays by IT Central Station visitors was between Pure Storage and HPE 3PAR. Pure Storage had the highest review rating score overall with an average rating of 9.5 out of 10, followed by Tintri, with a rating of 9.4 out of 10.

Among users from mid-sized enterprises, the solution with the highest rating was Kaminario K2. Users from small enterprises rated IBM FlashSystem as their top flash storage solution.

The IT Central Station ranking is a composite score that includes average rating, number of reviews, and a buyer intent index including number of views, comparisons and follows by IT Central Station visitors. IT Central Station ranking factors and calculations are fully transparent and can be found below the rankings on
IT Central Station calculates which solutions are trending higher or lower based on activity from IT Central Station visitors and reviewers.

As of Q1 2017, the highest trending solutions in the IT Central Station rankings are NetApp All Flash FAS and EMC Unity.

The full set of enterprise flash storage array rankings and reviews can be found at

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