NetApp Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in Gartner’s General-Purpose Disk Arrays Magic Quadrant

Evaluation Based on NetApp’s Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

Today, NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) announced that Gartner, Inc., positioned NetApp in the Leaders quadrant in its General-Purpose Disk Arrays Magic Quadrant for its FAS and V-Series arrays. According to Gartner, general-purpose disk storage systems are designed to address shared storage requirements within a single system that can support numerous virtual or physical servers, hosted virtual desktop infrastructures, and numerous databases and applications.

In the recently released research report, Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose Disk Arrays, Gartner stated that vendors in the Leaders quadrant “have the highest scores for their ability to execute and completeness of vision. A vendor in the Leaders quadrant has the market share, credibility, and marketing and sales capabilities needed to drive the acceptance of new technologies. These vendors demonstrate a clear understanding of market needs; they are innovators and thought leaders; and they have well-articulated plans that customers and prospects can use when designing their storage infrastructures and strategies. In addition, they have a presence in the five major geographical regions, consistent financial performance and broad platform support.”

“We believe being positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s General-Purpose Disk Arrays Magic Quadrant is a testament to NetApp’s vision and execution of delivering industry-leading products that meet customer technical and business needs,” said Brendon Howe, vice president, Product and Solutions Marketing, NetApp. “Our flash-optimized FAS and V-Series running clustered Data ONTAP® not only provide the performance, scalability, and efficiency needed to power today’s mission-critical applications; they enable nondisruptive operations that deliver a competitive advantage for customers.”

For inclusion in the report, Gartner evaluated NetApp® FAS3200, FAS6200, and associated V-Series arrays. NetApp FAS and V-Series deliver a superior mix of industry-leading performance, capacity scaling, and value to create an infrastructure foundation that accelerates business growth. Industry- leading storage efficiency and nondisruptive operations provide organizations with an Intelligent, Immortal, and Infinitely scalable agile data infrastructure.

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