LONDON, UK March 18, 2009 -
NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that Gartner, Inc.,
positioned the company 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 Solutions," Gartner
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. 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 consider our positioning in the Leaders quadrant by Gartner
confirmation of the outstanding customer experience delivered by
our NAS solutions," said Manish Goel, senior vice president,
Product Operations at NetApp. "We feel this positioning also
validates the company's commitment to the NAS market and our focus
on helping customers simplify their data infrastructure and improve
With NetApp® NAS solutions, customer companies of all sizes
can benefit by gaining powerful, flexible features and capabilities
that optimize the storage efficiency of data centres. NetApp NAS
systems simultaneously offer native support for file serving and
sharing over NFS and CIFS, which enables customers to seamlessly
consolidate multiple file servers for UNIX® and Windows®
environments and different workloads on a single NAS platform.
These systems can also simultaneously support SAN capabilities,
allowing customers to go beyond consolidating their storage onto a
single platform, and provide them with the scalability,
flexibility, and performance they need to go further, faster.
About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2009, 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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Champion Communications for NetApp
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