NetApp Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in Major Analyst Firm’s Storage Resource Management and SAN Management Software Magic Quadrant

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

SUNNYVALE, Calif.-May 1,2012-NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that Gartner,Inc. positioned NetApp in the Leaders quadrant for Storage ResourceManagement and SAN Management Software.[1] Storage resource management iscritical to NetApp’s ability to drive innovation that transformsbusiness and to enable customers to gain the agility, efficiency,and flexibility to achieve successful business outcomes, as well asto offer partners the best technologies, solutions, and programs togrow their business.


In the recently released research report “Magic Quadrant for Storage Resource Management and SAN ManagementSoftware,” Gartner asserts that vendors in the Leaders quadrant “have the highest combined measures of Ability to Execute andCompleteness of Vision. They have the most comprehensive andscalable products. In terms of vision, they are perceived asthought leaders, with well-articulated plans for ease of use aswell as how to address scalability and product breadth. For vendorsto have long-term success, they must plan to address the expandedmarket requirements for change management, root cause analysis andperformance analysis.”


“We believe our position in the GartnerLeaders quadrant is strong recognition of NetApp® storagemanagement solutions and demonstrates the flexibility andefficiency our innovations offer customers to address their storageinfrastructure manageability requirements,” said Krish Padmanabhan,vice president of Manageability Products, NetApp. “As customersincreasingly move to virtualized, shared infrastructures andservice-based cloud environments, they are turning to NetAppOnCommand® to maximize storage and service efficiency anddrive greater business impact by leveraging powerful yet simplestorage automation and analytics.”


The NetApp OnCommand product portfolio ofmanagement software improves storage and service efficiency throughfunctions that help customers control, automate, and analyze theirshared storage infrastructure. Control productsenable element management and monitoring of NetApp storage withSystem Manager, Report, and My AutoSupport™ products.Automate products, including Unified Manager andWorkflow Automator, enable storage management at scale withpolicy-based automation, service catalog, and SnapManager®software for application and platform awareness and protection.Analyze products represent the Insight and Balanceproducts for performance, configuration, and capacity management ofNetApp and third-party storage. Most recently, Insight Balance was selected the Gold Product of the Year for Best StorageManagement Tool from Storage For moreinformation regarding OnCommand, visit


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[1] Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for StorageResource Management and SAN Management Software, Valdis Filks, GeneRuth, March 27, 2012.

NetApp Staff