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Who’s missing from the Gartner’s Storage Magic Quadrant?

In my last four columns we looked at all four sections of the Gartner Magic Quadrant, the popular graphic that analyzes and ranks various storage vendors on different products, this one on their ability to provide a primary storage system.

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Analyst Opinion: Analyzing the Niche section of the Gartner Magic Quadrant

In my last three columns I have analyzed the Leader, Visionary, and Challenger sections of the Gartner Magic Quadrant. In this column we will take a look at the most confusing part of the Gartner chart, the Niche section. Section

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Analyst Opinion: The Boring Section of the Gartner Magic Quadrant

Gartner recently released its updated view of the storage industry, ranking vendors on their ability to execute and the completeness of their vision in a graphic they call the Magic Quadrant. In my last two columns I provided analysis of

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Analyst Opinion: Analyzing the Gartner’s Visionary Quadrant

Gartner recently released its view of the storage industry, ranking vendors on ability to execute and completeness of vision and displaying the results on a graph they call the Magic Quadrant. In my last column I described the components of

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Analyst Opinion: Analyzing the Gartner Magic Quadrant

Gartner recently released its Magic Quadrant for storage. While I don’t always agree with their positioning, it is a reasoned analysis and I’m sure they can defend the various positioning of vendors they are tracking. It also gives other analyst

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Analyst Opinion: Two Backup Trends for 2015

Users are demanding more their backup applications than ever before. Faster backups, longer retention and rapid recovery are now an expectation instead of a request. 2015 promises more of the same demands but worse, even faster backups, maybe continuous backup,

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Storage Opinion: Storage Evolves thanks to the Processor not the Business Model

Robin Harris over at Storage Mojo recently wrote about the future of legacy storage vendors in the face of low-margin commodity hardware and a primal force in their industry – the cloud. He cites the fate of the minicomputer and

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