SOURCE: SolarWinds


September 29, 2010 07:30 ET

SolarWinds Positioned in the "Challengers" Quadrant in 2010 Leading Analyst Firm Report on Storage Resource Management

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - September 29, 2010) -  SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software to more than 95,000 customers worldwide, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the "Challengers" quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Storage Resource Management and SAN Management Software" report.* 

"When we entered the SRM space earlier this year, we made a commitment to deliver solutions that effectively address real-world challenges faced in today's storage environments," said Sanjay Castelino, VP of product management and product marketing, SolarWinds. "Our most recent Storage Profiler releases have addressed two major hurdles in the adoption of effective SRM solutions for a wide range of businesses -- ease of use and affordability. We are pleased with our placement in Gartner's Magic Quadrant and believe that it is a reflection of our many differentiators, including a large customer base, frequently-released functionality and updates, and our simple and competitive pricing."

The full report is available to Gartner clients via the Gartner website. More information on SolarWinds Profiler family of products is available on the company's website.

SolarWinds Profiler Family of Products
SolarWinds' IT management products are used by organizations around the globe to manage IT environments of all sizes and complexities. The SolarWinds Profiler family adds deeper storage and virtualization management to the SolarWinds' Orion portfolio, delivering broader IT management capabilities and increasing IT organizations efficiency and responsiveness. SolarWinds is working to build solutions that are designed to simplify the task of storage management while also providing the extended visibility needed in today's complex, multi-vendor environments, easily and affordably. 

  • Storage Profiler -- Access industry-leading, multi-vendor real-time storage monitoring, reporting, alerting and forecasting for DAS, NAS, and SAN systems
  • Virtual and Server Profiler -- Consolidated view into the physical server performance, along with VMware® cluster, host and virtual machine performance
  • Backup Profiler -- Centralized backup management software that works with all major backup applications, operating systems and storage technologies

* Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Storage Resource Management and SAN Management Software" by Valdis Filks and Robert E. Passmore, September 21, 2010

About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2010 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About SolarWinds
SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to more than 95,000 customers worldwide -- from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. We work to put our users first and remove the obstacles that have become "status quo" in traditional enterprise software. SolarWinds products are downloadable, easy to use and maintain, and provide the power, scale, and flexibility needed to address users' management priorities. Our online user community, thwack, is a gathering-place where tens of thousands of IT pros solve problems, share technology, and participate in product development for all of SolarWinds' products. Learn more today at

SolarWinds,, and Orion are registered trademarks of SolarWinds. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification purposes and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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