Gartner Research

Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage

Published: 17 September 2019

ID: G00394522

Analyst(s): Santhosh Rao, John Monroe, Roger W. Cox, Joseph Unsworth


Next-generation primary storage arrays are being shaped by technologies such as NVMe, integration with public clouds and AIOps. I&O leaders must view future primary storage array investments as foundational to modernization and digital business transformation.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • DDN
    • Dell EMC
    • Fujitsu
    • Hitachi Vantara
    • HPE
    • Huawei
    • IBM
    • Infinidat
    • Infortrend
    • Inspur
    • Kaminario
    • Lenovo
    • NEC
    • NetApp
    • Oracle
    • Pure Storage
    • Synology
    • Western Digital
  • Vendors Added and 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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