NetApp Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in Top Analyst Firm’s Midrange and High-End NAS Solutions Magic Quadrant
Sunnyvale, Calif.-April 7,
2010-NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that Gartner,
Inc. positioned NetApp in the Leaders quadrant for Midrange and
High-End NAS Solutions. In a recently released research report, "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 in
designing their storage infrastructure and strategies."
"Our position in the Gartner Leaders quadrant
is further proof that NetApp® NAS solutions continue to
provide customers with the technology and innovation they require
to meet their evolving storage infrastructure needs," said Manish
Goel, executive vice president, Product Operations, NetApp. "Our
FAS and V-Series products and Data ONTAP® software platform
help customers simplify their operations, reduce costs, and improve
NetApp NAS solutions are built on a unified
storage platform, providing customers of all sizes with increased
flexibility and performance along with industry-leading storage
efficiency capabilities. With NetApp NAS solutions, customers are
able to address their ever-changing data center needs with powerful
technologies such as MultiStore® for secure multi-tenancy;
FlexCache® for improved performance; and NetApp Flash Cache,
previously known as Performance Acceleration Module II, an
innovative flash technology that delivers greater efficiency and
simplified data management. Furthermore, NetApp NAS systems
simultaneously offer native support for file serving and sharing,
making them ideal for a variety of workloads, including application
and server virtualization, enterprise and database applications,
and Windows® and UNIX® environments.
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About the Magic
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2010, 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
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be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties,
express or implied, with respect to this research, including any
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 Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrant for Midrange and
High-End NAS Solutions, Pushan Rinnen, Robert E. Passmore, Roger W.
Cox, March 15, 2010.