Honestly, I have a strong dislike for researcher analyst firms. (Gartner / Magic Quadrant especially) Most are so far removed from what they claim to rate and research that they don’t have a clue what they are talking about.
Metrics can be skewed any way you please, to favor income sources as you see fit.
This reply is not against Phil Wainewright or his comments on the 451 study, but the lack of vision and visibility the analyst firm put on Netapp’s positioning of their [poorly named] Data Fabric.
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