Huawei Named as a Challenger in 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose Disk Arrays
Positioned the Furthest for Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute in the Challengers Quadrant
[Shenzhen, China, November 10, 2015]
Gartner, the world's foremost authority on IT research and advisory, released its October 2015 Magic Quadrant Report for General-Purpose Disk Arrays1. Huawei continues to gain market share and have also been positioned the furthest for execution and vision in the Challengers quadrant, which the company believes is due to its future oriented innovated products.
We believe Gartner's assessment accurately reflects Huawei's commitment to becoming a global powerhouse in the storage market.
Amidst the many and complex market changes in the storage industry, Huawei continues to rely on continuous technological innovation to drive it forward. Huawei demonstrates its market leadership with the storage evolution towards the future-oriented product strategy which involves four major dynamic models including all-flash storage, unified storage, Big Data storage, and cloud storage. Adding to Huawei's well-rounded advantages, OceanStor OS achieves integration of resources, functions, and management utilities at the data level while data service platform, OceanStor DJ, delivers performance to meet transformative trends in data centers with storage resource pooling, template-based service deployments, and data-as a-service and application-as-a-service elasticity. The overall product development path is designed to fully satisfy customer requirements as data continues to grow.
According to the Gartner market share report2, in terms of ECB storage market share revenue, Huawei is top one in China for 2Q15 and is also the fastest growing vendor worldwide for ECB storage, in 2Q15-2Q14 based on market share revenue.
Huawei Storage openly cooperates with peers, conducting joint innovation with SAP, Intel, VMware, CommVault, HGST, Veritas, Seagate, and other industry-leading manufacturers. These innovations combined with collaboration with nearly 2000 channel partners plus a buildup of the OceanStor Global Service Center help provide customers with top-notch products and services. The influence of the OceanStor brand continues to expand as Huawei Cloud Congress reaches to various venues throughout the world.
This is the 5th consecutive time that Huawei has appeared in the report. Huawei has improved its position, being positioned the furthest in the Challengers quadrant for vision and execution in 2015. We feel this improvement in our position confirms, Huawei Storage is gaining momentum in the overall market layout.
Ding Yun, President of Huawei Products and Solutions, had this to say: "We believe achieving the highest position for execution and furthest position for vision in the Gartner Magic Quadrant shows that Huawei Storage has once again obtained high-level recognition from the industry, which we feel further demonstrates our understanding of customer requirements for the future and the viability of our development strategies. Over these many years, Huawei Storage has maintained strong growth and earned the trust of more than 4,000 customers worldwide by providing products and solutions that make business agile."
1 Gartner, Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose Disk Arrays, by Stanley Zaffos, Roger W. Cox, Valdis Filks, and Santhosh Rao, October 21, 2015
2 Gartner, Market Share: External Storage Systems, All Countries, 2Q15 Update 28 September 2015
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