Gartner Research

Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose Disk Arrays

Published: 21 October 2015

ID: G00272355

Analyst(s): Stanley Zaffos, Santhosh Rao, Valdis Filks, Roger W. Cox


The storage vendor landscape is rapidly changing as established vendors reorganize and emerging storage vendors grow their market credibility. We outline vendor product and marketing strategies, their strengths and weaknesses, and their ability to meet the expectations of I&O leaders for GPDAs.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • AMI
    • DataDirect Networks
    • Dell
    • EMC
    • Fujitsu
    • Hitachi (Hitachi Data Systems)
    • HP
    • Huawei
    • IBM
    • Imation
    • Infinidat
    • Infortrend
    • NEC
    • NetApp
    • Nimble Storage
    • Oracle
    • Promise Technology
    • Tegile
    • Tintri
    • X-IO Technologies
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

Evaluation Criteria

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision
  • Quadrant Descriptions
    • Leaders
    • Challengers
    • Visionaries
    • Niche Players


Market Overview

Gartner Recommended Reading

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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