Calif.-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,"1 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 storage efficiency."
With NetApp® NAS solutions, companies of
all sizes can benefit by gaining powerful, flexible features and
capabilities that optimize the storage efficiency of data centers.
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,
About the Magic
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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1 Gartner "Magic Quadrant for
Midrange and High-End NAS Solutions" by Pushan Rinnen, Robert E.
Passmore, and Roger W. Cox, March 2, 2009.
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