Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute
Hopkinton, Mass.-Wednesday, November 9, 2005
EMC Corporation, the world leader in information management and storage, today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Leaders” quadrant in the “Magic Quadrant for Midrange Enterprise Disk Arrays, 2H05″(1) report. EMC addresses this market with the EMC® CLARiiON® family of Fibre Channel and native iSCSI networked storage systems. The full report, including EMC’s position in the “Leaders”quadrant, can be viewed at http://www.emc.com/news/analyst/
According to Gartner, “leaders” are vendors who are performing well today, have a clear vision of market direction and are actively building competencies to sustain their leadership position in the market.
As noted in the Gartner report, the current average initial raw configuration for a midrange system is approximately 3.8 terabytes and growing. Also, Fibre Channel is the preferred host and disk interface, although demand for Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) connectivity on the front end is beginning to grow, and Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) drives are increasing in popularity.(2)
“We believe this report reflects the long-standing confidence that customers of all sizes have in EMC to develop and deliver high-quality midrange storage solutions that can serve as the foundation of their information lifecycle management strategy,” said Howard Elias, EMC Executive Vice President of Corporate Marketing and Office of Technology. “The EMC CLARiiON family incorporates the widest range of features and functionality in the industry. We work closely with partners to incorporate these unique capabilities into complete solutions that help solve our customers’ most pressing information challenges.”
EMC also announced today that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Leaders” quadrant in the “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management, 2005” (3) report.
Magic Quadrant Disclaimer
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2005 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
(1), (2) Gartner Magic Quadrant for Midrange Enterprise Disk Arrays, 2H05, by Stanley Zaffos, April Adams and Roger W. Cox, October 2005.
(3) Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management, 2005, by James Lundy, Karen M. Shegda, Kenneth Chin, Toby Bell, Lou Latham and Debra Logan.
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