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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Midrange and High-End NAS Solutions


The market for midrange and high-end network-attached storage has become increasingly competitive as more major vendors launched new products to tackle unstructured data. Users should evaluate NAS products based on their business needs, workload characteristics and design infrastructure strategy.

Published: 02 March 2009

ID: G00165105

Analyst(s): Pushan Rinnen, Robert E. Passmore, Roger W. Cox

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
    • BlueArc
    • EMC
    • Exanet
    • Hitachi/Hitachi Data Systems
    • HP
    • Ibrix
    • IBM
    • Isilon Systems
    • NetApp
    • ONStor
    • Panasas
    • Pillar Data Systems
    • Silicon Graphics Inc.
    • Sun Microsystems
  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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