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Network Appliance Enjoys Market Leadership in NAS and iSCSI Storage Systems

  • 08 December, 2003 09:11

<p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sydney, December 8th 2003</p>
<p>Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) remains the worldwide leader in network-attached storage (NAS) with 37 per cent market share in factory revenue and 42.8 per cent in terabytes shipped in the third quarter of 2003, according to IDC's most recent Worldwide Disk Storage Systems Quarterly report.</p>
<p>The company is also the world's number one provider of iSCSI storage systems with 49.5 per cent of market share in factory revenue, and 63.6 per cent in terabytes shipped in the third quarter of 2003.</p>
<p>Commenting on this new report, Simon Green, Network Appliance managing director for Australia and New Zealand said, "While IDC's findings are obviously very gratifying, the early start we made in iSCSI storage systems was arguably bound to give us quick market leadership in this sector."</p>
<p>IDC's findings validate that Network Appliance continues to broaden its overall market reach and execute a winning storage strategy that solves customer challenges in storage consolidation, business continuance, data protection, disaster recovery, and archive and reference needs.</p>
<p>IDC attributes the momentum in disk storage systems growth to customers' adoption of network storage. In Q3 2003, the analyst firm confirms network storage represents over 54 per cent of the total external disk storage systems market, while traditional direct-attached storage represents 41 per cent of the market, down from 46 per cent a year ago.</p>
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<p>Notes for Editors</p>
<p>About Network Appliance
Network Appliance is a world leader in unified storage solutions for today's data-intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992, Network Appliance has delivered technology, product, and partner firsts that continue to drive "The evolution of storage.(tm)" Information about Network Appliance(tm) solutions and services is available at www.netapp.com.</p>
<p>NetApp and the Network Appliance logo are registered trademarks and Network Appliance and The evolution of storage are trademarks of Network Appliance, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such.</p>
<p>For further information please contact -
Harry Christian
Network Appliance, Inc.
tels +61 (0) 2 9779 5600 &amp; +61 (0) 407 100 666</p>
<p>Press contact -
Derek Evans
Gotley Nix Evans Pty Ltd
tels +61 (0) 2 9957 5555 &amp; +61 (0) 410 601 673
pr@gne.com.au</p>

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