SUNNYVALE, Calif.-April 18,
2011-NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that it has
been positioned by Gartner, Inc., in the Leaders quadrant for
midrange and high-end NAS solutions. In a recently released
research note, "Magic Quadrant for Midrange and High-End NAS
asserts, "Vendors in the Leaders quadrant have the highest scores
for their ability to execute and completeness of vision. A midrange
and high-end NAS vendor in the Leaders quadrant has the market
share, credibility, and marketing and sales capabilities needed to
drive the acceptance of new technologies. These vendors demonstrate
a clear understanding of market needs; they are innovators and
thought leaders; and they have well-articulated plans that
customers and prospects can use when designing their storage
infrastructures and strategies."
"We believe our position in the Gartner
Leaders quadrant is strong recognition of the flexibility,
efficiency, and value NetApp® solutions deliver to enable
compelling business outcomes for our customers," said Chris
Cummings, vice president, Product and Solutions Marketing at
NetApp. "As more organizations move to public and private cloud
infrastructures, they are turning to NetApp technologies to
increase business agility and respond faster to business needs.
NetApp continues to gain adoption by delivering innovations built
on a single, unified architecture that are optimized for shared
NetApp provides the platform of choice to
help customers make the transition to a flexible and efficient
IT infrastructure-the foundation for cloud
computing-and enable IT to be an accelerator of the business.
With the NetApp Unified
Storage Architecture, customers can support many applications,
diverse workloads, and changing requirements through a single
platform and set of processes to reduce complexity and drive down
costs. In addition to its Unified Storage Architecture, NetApp's
innovative storage and data management technologies, such as scale
up and scale out, secure multi-tenancy, storage efficiency, and
service automation and analytics, help customers capitalize on new
growth opportunities and drive greater efficiencies. For more
information regarding NetApp's storage systems, visit www.netapp.com/it/products/storage-systems/.
To view the Magic Quadrant for Midrange and
High-End NAS Solutions, visit www.netapp.com/us/library/analyst-reports/ar-magic-quadrant-for-midrange.html.
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About the Magic
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2011 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
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 "Magic Quadrant for Midrange and High-End NAS
Solutions" by Pushan Rinnen, Roger W. Cox, and Robert E. Passmore,