NetApp is market leader in Singapore’s Open Networked Storage segment in Q4 2009

NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) continued to gain traction in the Singapore storage market in 2009.

NetApp's customers and partners helped place the company as the number one storage vendor in the Open Networked Storage category in Singapore in Q4 2009, in terms of data capacity shipped. According to IDC's Asia/Pacific Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker for Q4 2009, released in March 2010, NetApp's 32.7 percent data capacity share of the Open Networked Storage1 market in Singapore in Q4 2009 exceeded that of its closest competitor by more than 10 percentage points.

IDC's tracker, showed that for the full year 2009, NetApp's share in the Open Networked Storage segment in Singapore rose 7.2 percentage points to 23.7 percent, propelling the company to second place, just 3.6 percentage points behind the market leader.

In terms of factory revenue metric, NetApp moved two rungs up to third place in Singapore, with 13.3 percent market share for the full CY2009.

Commenting on the notable performance, Loh Ching Soo, Country Manager, NetApp Singapore said, "Over the last quarter, NetApp saw the implementation of a significant number of IT projects by companies eager to realize the benefits of virtualization and improved storage efficiency. In Singapore, where customers are placing increased trust in us, our priorities will be to encourage them to utilize the full range of built-in efficiency features they can enjoy with their NetApp implementation - such as deduplication and thin provisioning. Based on the feedback from our customers, we will also be stepping up our offerings for backup solutions, to help companies strengthen their business continuity and disaster recovery capabilities."

1 Open Networked Storage includes storage systems based on NAS, iSCSI, FC, FCoE, Infiniband and Switched SAS interconnect technologies and protocols.