EMC Positioned in “Leaders” Quadrant in 2007 Analyst Report on Storage Resource Management Software
EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Leaders” quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Storage Resource Management and SAN Management Software, 2007”† report. EMC addresses this market with its Resource Management portfolio, which includes EMC ControlCenter®, Smarts®, and VisualSRM™ software families.
Gartner describes market leaders as having “the highest combined measures of an ability to execute and a completeness of vision. They have the most comprehensive and scalable products. They have a proven track record of financial performance and an established market presence. In terms of vision, they are perceived as thought leaders, having well-articulated plans for ease of use, how to address scalability and product breadth.”†
“We are extremely pleased the industry experts at Gartner have chosen to recognize EMC in the Magic Quadrant report. As a pioneer in Storage Resource Management (SRM), our goal has always been about making storage management easier despite the growing complexity of today’s dynamic, distributed IT infrastructures,” said EMC Software’s Senior Vice President, Resource Management, Chris Gahagan. “Building on this commitment, we’ve successfully broadened our SRM portfolio to incorporate the premier modeling and management technologies acquired from both Smarts and nLayers – enabling our customers to better manage their storage, network and application environments holistically. Add to this, our upgrades to such core products as SAN Advisor for SAN validation and design, and our upcoming version of ControlCenter – and it’s clear why EMC is continually recognized as the share and technology leader in the competitive SRM marketplace.”
EMC Resource Management products enable thousands of midsize and large enterprises to monitor, report and provision their information infrastructures to improve service levels and optimize network and storage utilization.
EMC’s ControlCenter family of storage resource management and device management software enables customers to simplify and automate common tasks such as monitoring, reporting, planning, and provisioning through a single, consistent information-centric approach. EMC’s Smarts family provides the intelligent, automated management of IT infrastructures. The software empowers customers to manage their complex infrastructures end-to-end, across technologies, from the network to the business layer. Leveraging Smarts, customers can: Model IT components and their relationships across networks, applications, and storage to understand effect on services; analyze data from multiple sources to pinpoint root cause problems automatically and in real time; automate discovery, modeling, analysis, workflow, and updates for dramatically lower cost of ownership. EMC also offers its award-winning VisualSRM software for mid-size and smaller enterprises requiring storage network and storage resource management solutions for their multi-vendor, multi-tier storage environments.
EMC’s storage, network and application management products are widely recognized as the leading applications for resource management. For more information, please visit http://www.software.emc.com/products/
Magic Quadrant Disclaimer
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted March 19, 2007 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 advice 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.
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