As new technologies gather momentum, I&O leaders must ensure that their infrastructure visions align with their current and potential suppliers’ product strategies, and quantify suppliers’ abilities to deliver on their promises. In this report Gartner outlines vendor strengths and weaknesses in the General-Purpose Disk Array market.
This report features the Gartner Magic Quadrant. The Magic Quadrant represents vendors that sell into the end-user market with branded general-purpose disk storage systems, which are designed to address shared storage requirements within a single system that can support multiple virtual or physical servers, hosted virtual desktop (HVD) infrastructure, multiple databases and files.
The market segment includes midrange, high-end and network-attached storage systems, and hybrid arrays. Each vendor in the Magic Quadrant is evaluated based on its ability to execute (product/service, overall visibility, sales executive/pricing, market responsiveness/record, marketing execution, customer experience and operations) and its completeness of vision (market understanding, marketing strategy, sales strategy, offering (product) strategy, business model, vertical/industry strategy, innovation and geographic strategy).