NetApp Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in Midrange Enterprise Disk Arrays Magic Quadrant
Calif. - January 22, 2008 - NetApp
(NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that it has been positioned by
Gartner, Inc. in the "Leaders" quadrant for midrange enterprise
disk arrays. In a recently released research note, "Magic Quadrant
for Midrange Enterprise Disk Array, 2H07,"1 Gartner
asserts, "A midrange enterprise disk array storage vendor in the
Leaders quadrant has the market share, credibility, and marketing
and sales capabilities needed to drive the acceptance of new
technologies. It demonstrates understanding of market needs, is an
innovator and thought leader, and has well-articulated plans that
customers and prospects can use when designing their storage
infrastructures and strategies."
"We are very excited about how we continue to
help our customers overcome the ever-growing complexity and data
proliferation challenges in their data center by giving them an
opportunity to deploy modular systems for their large-scale storage
infrastructures," said Tom Georgens, executive vice president,
Product Operations at NetApp. "Our high-performance storage
solutions were specifically developed to transform data center
technology into a competitive business advantage that provides
strategic value for customers' enterprise business applications and
data management needs."
With NetApp, customers have realized that
they no longer have to purchase large, complex, and expensive frame
arrays to support their data center needs. By coupling
high-performance NetApp® fabric-attached storage (FAS) systems
with unique data management software, customers can increase the
availability of critical data and applications, simplify complex
data management environments, and significantly increase employee
productivity, in order to do more with less. In addition, NetApp
FAS systems simultaneously support Fibre
Channel SAN, IP
SAN (iSCSI), and NAS,
and provide shared access to UNIX®, Windows®,
Linux®, and Web data, while offering scalability to higher
performance systems with seamless, painless upgrades, offering
unmatched business agility.
About the Magic
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted January 12, 2008 by Gartner, Inc.
and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical
representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period.
It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure
against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner.
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in
the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select
only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic
Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to
be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties,
express or implied, with respect to this research, including any
warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular
NetApp is a leading provider of innovative data management
solutions that simplify the complexity of storing, managing,
protecting, and retaining enterprise data. Market leaders around
the world choose NetApp to help them reduce cost, minimize risk,
and adapt to change. For solutions that deliver unmatched
simplicity and value, visit us on the Web at www.netapp.com/in.
1Magic Quadrant for Midrange
Enterprise Disk Arrays, 2H07, by Stanley Zaffos, Roger W. Cox, and
Pushan Rinnen, January 2008.