Network Appliance Listed in "Leader" Quadrant for Midrange Enterprise Disk Array
Sunnyvale, Calif. - August 3, 2004 --
Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), the leader in advanced
networked storage solutions, was listed as a "leader" for midrange
enterprise disk arrays in Gartner's research note "Magic Quadrant
for Midrange Enterprise Disk Array, 1H04."1 Gartner
defines leaders as companies that are performing well today, have a
clear vision of market direction, and are actively building
competencies to sustain their leadership position in the
"We are honored to be listed in the leader quadrant in Gartner's
Magic Quadrant for midrange enterprise disk arrays. We believe this
demonstrates the growth in NetApp® SAN-based storage
installations over the last 18 months," said Patrick Rogers, vice
president of marketing at Network Appliance. "We are gaining
substantial momentum in the SAN market and are pleased to provide
our customers the consolidation, scalability and management
benefits of enterprise-level SAN solutions."
Network Appliance™ SAN solutions provide an unmatched
combination of high-performance, robustness, and ease-of-use for
Windows®, Solaris®, HP/UX, IBM AI/X, and Linux®
computing platforms. A complementary family of layered software
products that include SnapDrive™ and SnapManager® enable
simple storage provisioning and data management across the entire
product family. In addition, NetApp enterprise storage systems
function as "unification engines" that simultaneously support Fibre
Channel and iSCSI SANs and network-attached storage (NAS).
The Gartner research note is available from Gartner at
www.gartner.com. The Magic Quadrant is
copyrighted July 2004 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 purpose.
About Network Appliance
Network Appliance is a world leader in unified storage solutions
for today's data-intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992,
Network Appliance has delivered technology, product, and partner
firsts that continue to drive "The evolution of storage.™"
Information about Network Appliance solutions and services is
available at www.netapp.com.
1 Gartner Dataquest, "1H04 Update: Magic
Quadrant for Midrange Enterprise Disk Arrays, 2004."
Network Appliance, Inc.