Analyst(s): Stanley Zaffos, Roger W. Cox, Valdis Filks

Improvements in scalability, availability, performance and functionality of midrange storage systems have blurred the boundaries between network-attached, midrange and high-end storage systems. This Magic Quadrant will help IT leaders understand storage vendors' strategies and market strengths.

Market Definition/Description General-purpose disk storage systems are designed to address shared storage requirements within a single system that can support multiple virtual or physical servers, hosted virtual desktop infrastructures, multiple databases, and applications such as, but not limited to, SAP, Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SharePoint. This Magic Quadrant (see Figure 1) includes midrange, high-end and network-attached storage (NAS) systems as defined in Gartner's market definitions and methodology (see Recommended Reading). Download full document here (217.58 kB)