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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Midrange Disk Arrays


Even in a weak economy, midrange disk array revenue outshines other external controller-based disk storage segments. New product offerings incorporating advanced technology that reduce cost and improve utilization are helping some vendors gain share, but nonproduct attributes remain important.

Published: 30 November 2009

ID: G00172162

Analyst(s): Roger W. Cox , Pushan Rinnen, Stanley Zaffos

Table Of Contents
  • Market Overview
    • Market Definition/Description
  • Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria
    • Added
    • Dropped
  • Evaluation Criteria
    • Ability to Execute
    • Completeness of Vision
  • Leaders
  • Challengers
  • Visionaries
  • Niche Players
  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • 3PAR
    • BlueArc
    • Compellent
    • DataDirect Networks
    • Dell
    • EMC
    • Fujitsu
    • Hitachi/Hitachi Data Systems
    • HP
    • IBM
    • Infortrend
    • NetApp
    • Nexsan Technologies
    • NEC
    • Pillar Data Systems
    • SGI
    • Sun Microsystems
    • Xiotech
  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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