Leading Analyst Firm Positions NetApp As A Visionary Within Enterprise Disk-Based Backup/Recovery Magic Quadrant
SUNNYVALE, Calif.-February 2,
2011-NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that it has
been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Visionaries quadrant for
Enterprise Disk-Based Backup/Recovery. The new report positions
providers based on their completeness of vision and ability to
execute ( "Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Disk-Based
"As customers look for new approaches to
adapt to the growth and pace of business, they are investing in the
NetApp integrated data protection platform for its application
integration, ease-of-use and ability to manage terabytes to
petabytes of data," said Chris Cummings, vice president, Product
and Solutions Marketing at NetApp. "We believe our position in the
Gartner Visionaries quadrant is strong recognition of our
longstanding history of innovation in backup and recovery
solutions, and demonstrates the efficiency, performance, and cost
savings we provide for our customers."
Backup and recovery technology is a key element of
integrated data protection-one of the NetApp eight key purchasing criteria for enabling a
flexible and efficient
infrastructure. Customers are increasingly choosing NetApp
backup and recovery solutions to safeguard critical data, drive
greater operational efficiencies, and decrease overall costs. These
solutions are widely recognized in the industry for unique
innovations such as efficient snapshot techniques that allow
customers to perform faster backups, improve performance, reduce
costs, and minimize overall storage capacity requirements.
Customers can reduce disk capacity requirements by as much as 90%
using disk-to-disk backups, which transfer only new or changed
blocks to shrink backup windows and minimize network traffic.
Integrated data protection technologies and extended partner
offerings from NetApp also enable customers to take advantage of
the NetApp unified storage and data management capabilities in
non-NetApp environments, allowing customers to gain greater
efficiencies and maximize the value of existing investments. For
more information regarding the NetApp portfolio of integrated data
protection solutions, visit
To view the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise
Disk-Based Backup/Recovery, visit www.netapp.com/us/library/analyst-reports/ar-gartner-MQ-backup.html.
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Quadrant for Enterprise Disk-Based Backup/Recovery" by Dave
Russell, Sheila Childs, and Alan Dayley, January 2011.