IBM Named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for its Flash Storage Solutions
ARMONK, N.Y., Aug. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — IBM (NYSE: #IBM ) has been recognized as a Leader for Flash Storage in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays (SSA).1 According to Gartner, “Vendors in the Leaders quadrant have the highest scores for their Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. A vendor in the Leaders quadrant has the market share, credibility, and marketing and sales capabilities needed to drive the acceptance of new technologies. These vendors demonstrate a clear understanding of market needs; they are innovators and thought leaders; and they have well-articulated plans that customers and prospects can use when designing their storage infrastructures and strategies. In addition, they have a presence in the five major geographical regions, consistent financial performance and broad platform support.” IBM’s position as a leader comes after it announced the expansion of its #FlashSystem portfolio, including #DeepFlash and #Storwize products, to help clients more quickly extract value from data for competitive advantage. Among the 380 patents that differentiate IBM’s flash products and services are its #FlashCore and #MicroLatency technologies. Clients rely on these technologies to quickly access the mounting volumes.