Recently, leading global research and advisory firm Gartner released their 2019 edition of the Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage, and we are proud to have our partner, NetApp, be named a Leader once again in ability to execute and completeness of vision. Gartner Magic Quadrant (MQ) research methodology provides a graphical competitive positioning of four types of technology providers in fast-growing markets: Leaders, Visionaries, Niche Players and Challengers.
The new Primary Storage category for 2019 combines and replaces two former categories: Solid-State Arrays and General-Purpose Disk Arrays, both in which NetApp had also previously been billed a Leader. 2013 was the first year NetApp gained recognition as a Leader in Gartner’s General-Purpose Disk Arrays category, and retained such an honor for six consecutive years. Additionally, NetApp has been named a Leader in each of the last three years for Solid-State Arrays, dating back to 2016. The 2019 Gartner’s Magic Quadrant ranking includes NetApp’s AFF, FAS, SolidFire, E-Series and EF-Series systems.
In addition to storage efficiency, primary storage systems needs to also protect against data loss and accommodate both structured and unstructured workloads, as well as serving as the foundation for many modernization and digital transformation efforts. NetApp’s key differentiation lies with their unique data fabric strategy, which greatly simplifies data management in a number of environments including core, edge and cloud. NetApp also offers the most integration capabilities with providers like Amazon, Google and Microsoft. Last but not least, they utilize artificial intelligence (AI) to boost storage performance by maximizing data availability, and their solid-state arrays have had NVMe capabilities since 2018.
Xigent’s partnership with NetApp focuses on enabling digital transformation for clients, accelerating their profitability, and providing a predictable and manageable business environment for their employees, end-users, and stakeholders alike. Additionally, they enable us to improve business outcomes for our clients long-term. We’re proud to be recognized as a NetApp Professional Services Certified partner – this provides industry validation of Xigent subject matter experts’ skills in administering superior NetApp services and products for maximum client satisfaction. NetApp’s commitment to being a visionary in our industry, their best-in-class support and consistent financial performance make them one of the most consistent and stable vendors in the data management industry.
For a growing business, the amount of data you’re responsible for managing grows by the minute, and you need storage solutions that take into account both the demands of today and the needs of tomorrow. Download Gartner’s 2019 MQ Report for Primary Storage to read more on why NetApp is recognized as a Leader, as well as the rankings of other players in the industry:
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