How Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant for Solid State Storage Arrays has NetApp Wrong

08Jul15

Mark Kulacz @markkulacz brilliantly dissects the Gartner 2015 Magic Quadrant for Solid State Storage Arrays.

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Intro

NetApp was not placed high in Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant for Solid-state Storage Arrays. Your’s truly did some research to see if this was warranted or not. The result is this article.

This article reviews the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SSAs (Solid-state Storage Arrays), and notable changes to the ratings of key vendors in this market. There is a critical look to see if NetApp experienced improved results since 2014, and why (or why not). It concludes with a description of additional concerns that 46and2bits.com has with the Magic Quadrant for SSAs (concerns that are not specific to NetApp).

  • Note to the reader: The author of this article is a Competitive Analyst at NetApp. Statements and opinions made do not reflect those of NetApp Corp.

Background

What is the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Solid-state Storage Arrays?

According to Wikipedia.org, Gartner (founded in 1979) “is an American…

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