The Real Reason NetApp Bought Solidfire

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The International Data Corporation (IDC) recently released its MarketScape Worldwide All-Flash Array Vendor Assessment rating the capabilities and strategies of each all-flash array solution. The better the solution’s future plan aligns with customer’s future needs, the better the strategy rating.

Surprisingly, several popular solutions didn’t even make the chart. Among those solutions that did not meet the AFA criteria was NetApp. Conversely, Solidfire was named a “Major Player” on the IDC’s Assessment.

It should be no surprise that NetApp recently bought out Solidfire for $870 million. This would suggest NetApp is well aware of the shortcomings of its own solutions. Yet NetApp sales reps, favoring their own solutions, won’t sell their customers Solidfire products even though they know them to be better suited for data centers.

Don’t let your data center harbor solutions that their own vendors don’t have confidence in.

Deltaware Data Solutions can help.

We’ll help you explore how Solidfire can protect your data center with the confidence that it will be right for your data center now and in the future. We’ll even bring the local Solidfire team to meet with you so you know exactly who you’re partnering with.  To learn more, visit us on our website at or contact us at

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