SOURCE: Compellent Technologies

Compellent Technologies

June 15, 2009 11:00 ET

Compellent Received Highest Possible Ratings by Enterprise End Users in TheInfoPro Storage Study

TheInfoPro's Wave 12 Study Shows Compellent Tops the Field in SAN, Storage Networking Market Categories

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN--(Marketwire - June 15, 2009) - Compellent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: CML) today announced that mid-sized and large enterprise customers gave the company the highest possible ratings for 10 key areas in the storage area network (SAN) and storage networking markets in the TheInfoPro's Storage Wave 12 study.

The results of the report show that customers gave Compellent higher ratings than did customers of key competitors. TheInfoPro is an independent research network and leading supplier of market intelligence to the IT industry. The Storage Wave 12 Study reports several key areas of the storage market including spending plans and data center projects in 2009 in addition to the adoption and integration of new storage technologies. This data is collected from interviews with IT decision-makers at North American mid-sized and large enterprises.

"Enterprise customers that participated in the Storage Wave 12 Study reinforced key trends we are seeing in the IT industry, namely that storage is playing a strategic role in efficient data center management," said Robert Stevenson, managing director of TheInfoPro's Storage Research. "Our findings also show that 100 percent of Compellent's end users interviewed would buy again, citing product reliability, support and innovation as key reasons."

"Our customers realize the importance of a single, scalable and easy-to-manage storage solution that provides tangible business benefits, and enthusiastically communicated that to TheInfoPro for its Wave 12 study," said Bruce Kornfeld, vice president of marketing, Compellent. "Real-world research and results like these show that organizations continue to require the most efficient storage technologies to manage their business-critical information."

The Wave Studies include a "Promise Index" -- which measures customer ratings on each vendor's technical innovation, competitive positioning, management's strategic vision and brand/reputation -- and a "Fulfillment Index" -- which measures customer ratings of value for the money, product quality, delivery of promise and technical support. For both the SAN market and storage networking market categories, Compellent received a Promise Index score of 94 out of 100 and a Fulfillment Index score of 100 out of 100, the highest scores for any SAN vendor in use.

About Compellent

Compellent is a leading provider of enterprise-class network storage solutions that are highly scalable, feature rich, and designed to be easy to use and cost effective. The Storage Center solution from Compellent is a storage area network (SAN) that helps significantly lower storage and infrastructure capital expenditures, reduces the skill level and number of personnel required to manage information, and enables continuous data availability and storage virtualization. Compellent Technologies' principal offices are located in Eden Prairie, Minn. For more information, please visit: http://www.compellent.com.

About TheInfoPro

TheInfoPro is the only independent research network for the information technology (IT) industry. Through a peer network of more than 1,800 of the world's largest buyers and users of IT, including Citigroup, FedEx, McGraw-Hill, MasterCard, Pfizer, Vodafone, PepsiCo, JPMorgan Chase and Harvard University, TheInfoPro delivers detailed budget, vendor performance and technology roadmap data without spin or bias. Known as the "voice of the customer," TheInfoPro helps IT professionals, technology providers and institutional investors make sound decisions on technologies, vendor relationships and investments. Founded in 2002 by alumni of Gartner, Giga, EMC and Bell Labs, TheInfoPro is headquartered in New York City. To learn more, visit www.theinfopro.net or call (212) 672-0010.