NetApp Malaysia Leverages Storage Strength to Expand Business Oppurtunities
Malaysia . - September 11, 2009 - NetApp
(NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced its business commitment in Malaysia
to help customers transform their data center architectures through
higher efficiencies and asset utilization, greater power and space
savings with innovative data management techniques.
Mano Govindaraju, Country Manager, NetApp
Malaysia, attributed this to healthy product sales and the need for
companies to seek more cost-effective storage solutions amidst
challenging economic pressures.
"Storage efficiency is seen to be the primary
demand driver to gain power and space savings in this difficult
economic period. In this context, NetApp offers a 50 percent
Virtualization Guarantee* Program for VMware®, Citrix®
and Microsoft® virtual environments to help companies use 50
percent less storage with NetApp® compared to traditional
storage. NetApp is committed to help customers drive cost
inefficiencies out of their data centers and tap into the
unrealized potential of their virtual infrastructures," explained
Priorities for FY2010
"We are looking at maintaining our leadership in virtualization,
data protection and retention, and Ethernet storage to help
companies maximize their storage utilization and lower total cost
of ownership," said Suresh Nair, Managing Director, NetApp
"We are excited and want to capture new
segments due to the broad range of market growth opportunities,
particularly in the areas of storage virtualization and cloud
computing, to realize increased flexibility, faster responsiveness,
and lower costs."
Malaysia continues to be of strategic
importance to NetApp's business in ASEAN. According to
IDC1, the NetApp business in Malaysia nearly doubled in
revenue terms YoY from 8.2 percent to 15.1 percent.
"There was significant growth across the oil
and gas, financial services and manufacturing sectors, with the
public sector being a fast growing one," said Suresh.
NetApp recently announced new enhancements to
the NetApp Partner Program, formerly known as the VIP Program, with
the introduction of new infrastructure and enablement tools to help
make doing business with NetApp easier for partners.
"NetApp is dedicated to invest in our
partners to further their businesses and open new opportunities,"
stated Mano. "High-impact enablement tools such as the NetApp
Field Portal and Campaign Express make it easier for our partners
to build their own marketing campaigns and gain easy access to
selling tools, allowing them to stay focused on being the trusted
advisor to their customers. Building on the GetSuccessful Program,
the Authorized Professional Service Partner Program, Channel
Specialization certifications, Objective Attainment Rebate,
Incentive Headcount and FastTrack Program, NetApp continues to
strengthen our long-term partner relationships."
Currently, NetApp has two distributors -
Avnet and Integrasi Erat, 2 tier one partners - Efogen and CSC, and
recruited close to 25 new tier two partners in 2009.
NetApp Delivers Cloud Infrastructure
for the Enterprise
To empower customers that are rapidly changing the way their data
centers are designed and shifting to a model of IT delivered as a
service (ITaaS), NetApp today unveiled Data ONTAP 8 along with
other new technologies and solutions that will serve as the cloud
infrastructure foundation for the new era.
"NetApp is primed to take advantage of the
major shifts in the market and customer dynamics by providing
enterprises with not only the industry-leading storage and data
management solutions that are ideal for the cloud, but more
importantly also serve as the technology partner of choice to guide
enterprises on their journey in deploying a cloud infrastructure,"
NetApp's new products, solutions, and
services address customers' critical cloud requirements for a more
efficient and flexible cloud infrastructure:
NetApp is working closely with its global
partners such as VMware, Cisco, SAP as well as local IT
infrastructure provider, Accenture to provide customers with the
solutions and infrastructure needed to enable the cloud. These
partners provide leading management, server, application, software,
and networking technologies and solutions that all leverage the
power of virtualization to help deliver a service-oriented dynamic
NetApp is currently in discussions with local
service providers to look at providing storage systems and cloud
services via selling IT as a service, Storage as a Service and
Storage-on-Demand, designed to bring customers closer to achieving
their savings goal.
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/as.
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1IDC Q2 2009 Asia/Pacific
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