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NetApp #1 In Storage Capacity Shipped According To Industry Analyst Report

  • 06 September, 2006 15:15

<p>Company Gains Share in Capacity Shipped in Networked Storage, NAS, SAN, and iSCSI Markets</p>
<p>AUSTRALIA, Sydney — 6 September 2006 — Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that it has gained capacity share in all of its key storage markets in the second calendar quarter of 2006. According to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker Q2 2006,1 NetApp® led the networked storage market in capacity share, growing to 21 percent, which is a statistical tie with EMC. NetApp also grew faster than the market in capacity shipped in networked storage, growing at 111 percent year over year while the market grew at 59 percent. In terms of revenue, NetApp grew faster than the market from Q2 2005 to Q2 2006 at 21 percent while the market grew at 11 percent.</p>
<p>Of all the vendors tracked by IDC in Fibre Channel (FC) SAN, NetApp continues to grow faster than the market in both revenue and capacity, sequentially and year over year. For capacity shipped, NetApp grew at 240 percent year over year while the market grew at 47 percent. Sequentially, NetApp grew at 56 percent while the market grew at 11 percent. In terms of revenue, NetApp grew at 66 percent year over year while the market grew at 8 percent. Sequentially, NetApp grew at 18 percent while the market grew at 2 percent.</p>
<p>NetApp demonstrated continued leadership in the iSCSI market in terms of revenue and capacity in both Q2 2006 and the first half of 2006, with first-place market share for Q2 2006 in capacity shipped (44 percent) and in revenue (28 percent). From Q2 2005 to Q2 2006, the iSCSI market grew at 152 percent year over year in terms of capacity shipped while NetApp grew at 199 percent. Sequentially, NetApp grew at 39 percent while the market grew at 31 percent.</p>
<p>In its core NAS market, NetApp was number one in Q2 2006 for capacity shipped, with 47 percent market share. NetApp grew faster than the market in terms of capacity, both sequentially and year over year. Year over year, the NAS market grew 77 percent in terms of capacity shipped while NetApp grew 85 percent. Sequentially, the NAS market grew at 11.3 percent while NetApp grew at 13.5 percent.</p>
<p>“Our leadership position in networked storage capacity share, coupled with continued growth in all of our key markets, demonstrates that the NetApp value proposition is aligned with enterprise customers’ business demands,” said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Products and Partners at Network Appliance. “We look forward to continuing to deliver compelling customer value through proven business solutions.”</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 that simplify data management. Information about Network Appliance™ solutions and services is available at www.netapp.com.</p>
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<p>"Safe Harbor" Statement under U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include market and market share trends that benefit the Company, continued customer acceptance, and adoption rates of the Company’s solutions. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results could vary. Factors that could impact our ability to achieve our goals include general economic and industry conditions, including expenditure trends for storage-related products; our ability to deliver new product architectures and products that meet market acceptance; our ability to design products that compete effectively from a price and performance perspective; and other important factors as described in Network Appliance, Inc. reports and documents filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recently submitted 10-K and 10-Q.</p>
<p>1 IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker Q2 2006.</p>
<p>Contact:</p>
<p>Network Appliance, Inc.
Mark Heers
Ph: (02) 9779-5600
Mark.heers@netapp.com</p>
<p>Max Australia
Debbie Sassine
Ph: (02) 9954 3492
Debbie.sassine@maxaustralia.com.au</p>

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