Product Offering: 3.43
Market Presence: 2.70
NetApp HCI version 2.10 placed fourth in Product Offering with a score of 3.43 and was amongst the middle of the back for Market Presence by scoring a 2.70. NetApp HCI scored among the lower vendors in terms of Strategy with a score of 2.58.
The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company received a perfect score of 5 for professional services and consulting, along with a score of 4.60 for manageability and ease of operations. NetApp HCI didn’t do too well regarding platform support and product strategy with scores of 2.50 and 2.30, respectively.
“NetApp HCI is available only as an appliance; its solution architecture is different from others in the industry. Its disaggregated architecture enables easy, independent, and large scale-out of compute and storage nodes. Based on the SolidFire Element OS, NetApp now has one of the most comprehensive storage QoS systems in this market,” said Forrester. “NetApp provides a strong technology solution but not a clear message.”