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NetApp Continues Leadership in Worldwide NAS and Unified Storage Market

  • 05 June, 2008 09:43

<p>SYDNEY, Australia – June 5, 2008 -- NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) announced today its continued leadership in the worldwide network-attached storage (NAS) and unified storage market. According to the May 2008 Gartner, Inc. report “Market Share: Network-Attached Storage/Unified Storage, Worldwide 2007, ” NetApp leads the total NAS and unified storage market with 48.1% revenue share and 46.9% capacity share in 2007. Additionally, NetApp has been the leader of the total NAS and unified storage market for both revenue and capacity share in each of the five years (2003–2007) covered in the report. Gartner also finds that NetApp is the leading technology platform in the worldwide NAS and unified storage market, representing the technology foundation for 59.0% of all NAS and unified storage as measured in revenue.</p>
<p>According to Gartner, NetApp leads in the midrange (US$25,000–$99,999) and high-end (US$100,000 and greater) standalone NAS and unified storage segments. In the 2007 total midrange standalone NAS and unified storage market, NetApp leads with 69.6% revenue share and 80.3% capacity share. Gartner also finds that NetApp leads the midrange standalone NAS market (excluding block access) with 65.7% revenue share. In the high-end standalone NAS and unified storage market, NetApp leads with 66.2% revenue share and 65.9% capacity share in this same period. NetApp also leads the high-end standalone NAS market with 63.0% revenue share. Additionally, Gartner finds that NetApp is the leading provider of block access (iSCSI and Fibre Channel) in unified storage environments in both the midrange and high-end NAS and unified storage markets based on revenue for 2007.11</p>
<p>About NetApp
NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that accelerate business breakthroughs and deliver outstanding cost efficiency. Discover NetApp’s passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster at www.netapp.com.</p>
<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 NetApp, 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>Press contact
Laura Skelley
Max Australia
+612 9954 3492
Laura.skelley@maxaustralia.com.au</p>

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