Gartner just published their much-awaited “General-Purpose Disk Arrays Magic Quadrant” for 2013, and we are thrilled to announce that Nimble Storage was placed in the Visionaries Quadrant. This is particularly gratifying given that in past years Gartner has segmented the storage market into SAN (storage area networks), NAS (network attached storage) and mid-range storage, but for the first time has consolidated them into a single Disk Array Magic Quadrant. Gartner includes Nimble Storage as one of just 20 vendors selected out of a smorgasbord of vendors delivering enterprise data storage systems.

“Gartner expects the advantages of the traditional high-end enterprise storage arrays to disappear over the next three to five years, because the pace of innovation is occurring faster in the larger and more dynamic midrange segment of the storage market,” creating a big opportunity for Nimble.

Innovation is at the core of everything Nimble Storage does – whether it is leveraging breakthrough software techniques to provide 5x better performance than the competition, delivering superior capacity efficiency, unprecedented flexibility to customers in scaling their storage, or leveraging data sciences to deliver world-class proactive support.

But it doesn’t stop there. For sustained success, companies need to be creative and intelligent not just in building products, but in taking them to market. That’s why we’re proud of our exclusive focus on selling through channels, of our strong alliance partnerships, and most of all, of our very loyal customer base.

To read more about this, please refer to the press release on Nimble’s website as well as the Gartner Magic Quadrant.