SUNNYVALE, Calif.-May 1,
2012-NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that Gartner,
Inc. positioned NetApp in the Leaders quadrant for Storage Resource
Management and SAN Management Software. Storage resource management is
critical to NetApp's ability to drive innovation that transforms
business and to enable customers to gain the agility, efficiency,
and flexibility to achieve successful business outcomes, as well as
to offer partners the best technologies, solutions, and programs to
grow their business.
In the recently released research report
"Magic Quadrant for Storage Resource Management and SAN Management
Software," Gartner asserts that vendors in the Leaders quadrant
"have the highest combined measures of Ability to Execute and
Completeness of Vision. They have the most comprehensive and
scalable products. In terms of vision, they are perceived as
thought leaders, with well-articulated plans for ease of use as
well as how to address scalability and product breadth. For vendors
to have long-term success, they must plan to address the expanded
market requirements for change management, root cause analysis and
"We believe our position in the Gartner
Leaders quadrant is strong recognition of NetApp® storage
management solutions and demonstrates the flexibility and
efficiency our innovations offer customers to address their storage
infrastructure manageability requirements," said Krish Padmanabhan,
vice president of Manageability Products, NetApp. "As customers
increasingly move to virtualized, shared infrastructures and
service-based cloud environments, they are turning to NetApp
OnCommand® to maximize storage and service efficiency and
drive greater business impact by leveraging powerful yet simple
storage automation and analytics."
The NetApp OnCommand product portfolio of
management software improves storage and service efficiency through
functions that help customers control, automate, and analyze their
shared storage infrastructure. Control products
enable element management and monitoring of NetApp storage with
System Manager, Report, and My AutoSupport™ products.
Automate products, including Unified Manager and
Workflow Automator, enable storage management at scale with
policy-based automation, service catalog, and SnapManager®
software for application and platform awareness and protection.
Analyze products represent the Insight and Balance
products for performance, configuration, and capacity management of
NetApp and third-party storage. Most recently,
Insight Balance was selected the Gold Product of the Year for Best Storage
Management Tool from Storage Magazine-SearchStorage.com. For more
information regarding OnCommand, visit www.netapp.com/oncommand.
To view the Magic Quadrant for Storage
Resource Management and SAN Management Software, visit www.netapp.com/templates/mediaView?m=ar-gartner-magic-quadrant%20-for-storage-resource.pdf&cc=us&wid=145885525&mid=145885525.
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 Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Storage
Resource Management and SAN Management Software, Valdis Filks, Gene
Ruth, March 27, 2012.