NetApp has announced that it has been positioned by Gartner in the Leaders quadrant for midrange and high-end NAS solutions. In a recently released research note, “Magic Quadrant for Midrange and High-End NAS Solutions”, Gartner states, "Vendors in the Leaders quadrant have the highest scores for their ability to execute and completeness of vision.

"A midrange and high-end NAS vendor in the Leaders quadrant has the market share, credibility, and marketing and sales capabilities needed to drive the acceptance of new technologies.
"These vendors demonstrate a clear understanding of market needs; they are innovators and thought leaders, and they have well-articulated plans that customers and prospects can use when designing their storage infrastructures and strategies."
"We believe our position in the Gartner Leaders quadrant is strong recognition of the flexibility, efficiency and value NetApp solutions deliver to enable compelling business outcomes for our customers,” says Chris Cummings, VP, product and solutions marketing at NetApp.
"As more organisations move to public and private cloud infrastructures, they are turning to NetApp technologies to increase business agility and respond faster to business needs. NetApp continues to gain adoption by delivering innovations built on a single, unified architecture that are optimised for shared infrastructures.”
NetApp provides the platform of choice to help customers make the transition to a flexible and efficient shared IT infrastructure – the foundation for cloud computing – and enable IT to be an accelerator of the business.
With the NetApp Unified Storage Architecture, customers can support many applications, diverse workloads and changing requirements through a single platform and set of processes to reduce complexity and drive down costs.
In addition to its Unified Storage Architecture, NetApp’s innovative storage and data management technologies, such as scale up and scale out, secure multi-tenancy, storage efficiency, and service automation and analytics, help customers capitalise on new growth opportunities and drive greater efficiencies.