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IBM Named a Leader in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Primary Storage

By Chelsey Gosse posted Wed September 20, 2023 11:34 AM


IBM’s recognition in the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage

Sweet sixteen! For the sixteenth consecutive time, IBM has been recognized as a Leader in the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage for Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. At IBM Storage, we recognize and embrace the simple fact that leadership is action, not position, and are excited to be recognized as a Leader for what we believe are the actions and interactions we have with our customers that drive the decisions we make in our storage portfolio. These actions continue to help our customers build trusted and secure information supply chains enabling them to manage data and applications at the speed their business demands.

2023 Gartner MQ Primary Storage

How does a Gartner Magic Quadrant work?

A Magic Quadrant provides graphical competitive positioning of four types of technology providers in markets where growth is high and provider differentiation is distinct:

  • Leaders execute well against their current vision and are well-positioned for tomorrow
  • Visionaries understand where the market is going or have a vision for changing market rules but do not yet execute well
  • Niche Players focus successfully on a small segment or are unfocused and do not out-innovate or outperform others
  • Challengers execute well today or may dominate a large segment, but do not demonstrate an understanding of market direction

With an unparalleled legacy in data storage, IBM inventions over the decades include the floppy disk, the hard disk drive, magnetic stripe readers and more. Today, we believe being recognized as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage validates the ongoing innovations developed by our global team of engineers, product managers, and marketers. It also highlights the benefits of the IBM Storage platform, which incorporates countless proprietary technologies developed by our scientists and researchers.

Equally important, it signals to enterprise IT leaders that IBM has the cyber resilience, cost savings and sustainability built into their products to meet the current and emerging requirements for businesses of all sizes. Organizations worldwide know that they’ll benefit from our 100+ years of experience, comprehensive storage technology and world-class support.

IBM offers a wide range of storage solutions built with cyber resilience for all. IBM FlashSystem primary storage, IBM Elastic Storage SystemIBM Spectrum ScaleIBM Spectrum Fusion and more—all are designed to maximize performance and business agility. IBM also provides a comprehensive range of integration, consulting and maintenance services designed to maximize the performance and lifetime value of your storage solution.

To learn more about IBM storage solutions, contact your preferred IBM Storage business partner or IBM sales professional. You can explore IBM FlashSystem products and read the full Gartner Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage report here.

2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage, Jeff Vogel, Joseph Unsworth, Chandra Mukhyala, 20 September, 2023 

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IBM was recognized in the Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays from 2014-18, also recognized in the Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose Storage Arrays from 2013-18. The 2019 Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage replaced these two Magic Quadrant reports.

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