Blue Turtle partner NetApp positioned as storage leader

Blue Turtle Technologies’ partner NetApp recently announced that Gartner positioned NetApp in the leaders’ quadrant for Storage Resource Management and SAN Management Software.[1]

Storage resource management is critical to NetApp’s ability to drive innovation that transforms business and to enable customers to gain the agility, efficiency, and flexibility to achieve successful business outcomes, as well as to offer partners the best technologies, solutions, and programs to grow their business.

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

“We believe our position in the Gartner Leaders quadrant is strong recognition of NetApp storage management solutions and demonstrates the flexibility and efficiency our innovations offer customers to address their storage infrastructure manageability requirements,” said Krish Padmanabhan, vice-president of Manageability Products, NetApp. “As customers increasingly move to virtualised, shared infrastructures and service-based cloud environments, they are turning to NetApp OnCommand to maximise storage and service efficiency and drive greater business impact by leveraging powerful yet simple storage automation and analytics.”

Gray Farrell, Business Development Manager, Blue Turtle, comments: “Global prediction reveals that data storage and storage infrastructure will intensify and continue to grow exponentially. IT professionals, therefore, face the challenge to address these situations with limited budgets, difficult financial markets that make acquisition and roll-out of new infrastructure difficult. Additionally, storage efficiency and virtualisation, consolidation, archiving, transparency and scalability require IT professionals to achieve better returns with greater efficiencies in shorter timeframes. With an unprecedented acceleration of unstructured data and mobile applications, the need for energy efficiencies and cloud, IT has to ensure that this is all managed efficiently without risk to the business.

“Blue Turtle is committed to enterprise by ensuring that we provide the best solutions and support underpinned by exceptional expertise, support and leading technology partnerships. The recognition by a leading analyst of NetApp as a global leader in the storage arena affirms our view that we need to continuously evolve and enhance our solutions to help business contain costs and improve efficiencies,” concludes Farrell.

The NetApp OnCommand product portfolio of management software improves storage and service efficiency through functions that help customers control, automate, and analyse their shared storage infrastructure. Control products enable element management and monitoring of NetApp storage with System Manager, Report, and My AutoSupport products. Automate products, including Unified Manager and Workflow Automator, enable storage management at scale with policy-based automation, service catalogue, and SnapManager software for application and platform awareness and protection. Analyse products represent the Insight and Balance products for performance, configuration, and capacity management of NetApp and third-party storage. Most recently, Insight Balance was selected the Gold Product of the Year for Best Storage Management Tool from Storage Magazine-SearchStorage.com. For more information regarding OnCommand, visit www.netapp.com/oncommand.

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