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Network Appliance Shows Strongest Growth in Storage Software

  • 12 July, 2006 12:00

<p>NETWORK APPLIANCE SHOWS STRONGEST GROWTH IN STORAGE SOFTWARE</p>
<p>Continues Advancement into Top Four with Enhanced Software Portfolio</p>
<p>SYDNEY, Australia – 12 July 2006 -- Network Appliance, Inc. today announced it has shown the strongest market share growth among the top 10 vendors of storage software and has moved into the top four vendors for market share in 2005. According to Gartner’s report “"Market Share: Storage Management Software, Worldwide, 2005,”1 the total market for new license revenue in 2004 to 2005 grew at a rate of 8.8%, with NetApp beating the market with a growth rate of 42.3% for the same period. For the third year in a row, this was the fastest growth rate among the top 10 vendors in the space and for the first year places NetApp in the top four, with a total overall market share of 6.5%.</p>
<p>In core storage management, a subset of the overall storage software market, NetApp moved up to number three, with 13.8% of the market, and grew at a rate of 33.4% from 2004 to 2005 based on new license revenue, beating overall market growth, which was 0.1% year over year.</p>
<p>And finally, in the data replication software segment, another subset of the overall storage software market, NetApp further reinforced the number two position with 16.4% of the market, growing 47.9% year over year from 2004 to 2005, versus total segment growth of 16.2% based on new license revenue.</p>
<p>“Customers continue to discover and reap the benefits of NetApp® software, helping them to safeguard and simplify data management processes,” said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Products and Partners at Network Appliance. “We believe the results of this report demonstrate the value customers recognize in our unique ability to provide high-performance software in the data center and remote offices for their primary, backup, data protection, compliance, and archiving needs at a truly compelling price.”</p>
<p>For more information regarding the Gartner 2005 storage software market share report visit Gartner at www.gartner.com.</p>
<p>About Network Appliance</p>
<p>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. Information about Network Appliance™ solutions and services is available at www.netapp.com <http:></http:> .</p>
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<p>1Gartner Dataquest, "Market Share: Storage Management Software, Worldwide, 2005," Aman Munglani and Nikhil Pank, June 28, 2006.</p>
<p>NetApp is a registered trademark and Network Appliance is a trademark 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>Contacts:</p>
<p>Mark Heers
Director Marketing and Alliance
Network Appliance
(61 2) 9979 5623
mheers@netapp.com</p>
<p>Debbie Sassine
Max Australia
+612 9954 3492
Debbie.sassine@maxaustralia.com.au</p>

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