Industry Analyst Firm Rates NetApp “Strong Positive” In MarketScope Report
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - June 30, 2008 -NetApp
(NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that it received the highest rating
possible in the "Gartner MarketScope for iSCSI SAN Integrated
Solutions." 1 In the recent report,
NetApp® was rated as "strong positive" which is the highest
possible category in the MarketScope. Gartner advises current
customers of vendors with strong positive ratings to "continue
planned investments." Gartner also advises potential customers to
consider vendors with a strong positive rating as "a strong choice
for strategic investments."
"CIOs must deliver an agile and cost-effective IT infrastructure
to enable their companies to respond to competitive opportunities
and changing business needs," said Elisa Steele, senior vice
president of Corporate Marketing at NetApp. "To this end, we are
committed to working with our customers to create innovative data
management solutions to meet their needs for storage efficiency,
infrastructure flexibility, and total cost of ownership."
Gartner's evaluation criteria for the iSCSI included market
responsiveness, overall viability, and an evaluation of the
vendors' products and services, among other criteria.
The MarketScope is copyrighted June 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is
reused with permission. The MarketScope is an evaluation 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 MarketScope, and does
not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the
highest rating. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or
implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions
that accelerate business breakthroughs and achieve outstanding cost
efficiency. Discover our passion for helping companies around the
world go further, faster at www.netapp.com.
"MarketScope for iSCSI SAN Integrated Solutions," Robert E.
Passmore and Roger W. Cox, June 9, 2008.