Gartner Information Technology Research

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Midrange Enterprise Disk Arrays

Summary

Emerging companies continued to drive innovation, while established companies refreshed their offerings and revamped distribution channels to reduce cost and gain share. Changes in market shares highlight the importance of nonproduct selection criteria when choosing storage vendors.

Published: 12 November 2008

ID: G00162125

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
    • LeftHand Networks
    • NetApp
    • Nexsan Technologies
    • NEC
    • Pillar Data Systems
    • SGI
    • Sun Microsystems
    • Teradata
    • Xiotech
  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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