NetApp continues its growth momentum in Singapore

Year-on-year factory revenue growth in the open networked storage was 36 percent in 2011Q1 and more than doubled in 2010

Singapore - June 28, 2011 - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) announced today it gained share in the Open Networked Storage Category in CY2011Q1 and CY2010. The notable performance earned NetApp the honor of being the fastest-growing storage vendor in Singapore in the open networked storage, against the general trend of flat year-on-year growth within the industry in 2010.

According to the IDC Asia/Pacific Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker, Q1 2011, NetApp Singapore's factory revenue represented a market share of 14.7 percent, a 36 percent year-on-year growth in Q1 2011.

In 2010, NetApp more than doubled its factory revenue year-on-year, with a market share of 15.5 percent - a 5-point gain from 2009. In terms of terabytes shipped, NetApp registered an increase of 149 percent year-on-year, with a market share of 22 percent in 2010, placing NetApp Singapore in the second position in the open networked storage market.

Uplevelling the conversation
"The fiscal year 2011 has been a great one for us in Singapore where we saw a 30 percent increase of new customers, with a good mix of multinational corporations such as Thomson Reuters, SAP and Xilinx, and Singapore enterprises such as CapitaLand, Hyflux and Bank of Singapore. A big part of this success is due to NetApp's increased focus on understanding the issues and challenges organizations face today, and bringing to the table a holistic solution that helps businesses achieve higher efficiency and flexibility in their IT organization," said Loh Ching Soo, Country Manager, NetApp Singapore.

Winning with partners
NetApp has strategically grown its partner ecosystem over the years to broaden its reach to provide innovative data management solutions to help customers achieve overall business success. NetApp's channel network of global and regional system integrators, service providers and value-added distributors also ensure that customers have comprehensive on-the-ground support in their journey to embrace today's technologies.

An important pillar in NetApp Singapore's go-to-market strategy is the strong partner enablement program which helps channel partners gain the knowledge and understanding to offer consultative selling to customers. Key partners attend the same training designed for NetApp employees, to ensure consistent messaging and delivery of NetApp solutions. System integrators such Dimension Data, NCS, PTC; consulting partners such as Accenture and ViFX; distributor such as Avnet; focused partners such as Biomedia, Chass, Fujitsu and Softsource; and technology partners such as Cisco, Citrix, CommVault, F5, VMware, and Microsoft, all help to ensure NetApp customers have access to leading products, solutions and services for their data centers.

"Doing business with NetApp is easy and that is why NetApp and Dimension Data (formerly known as Datacraft) share a highly fruitful partnership. By leveraging NetApp's innovations in virtualization and the cloud, Dimension Data is able to provide end-to-end solution offerings to our joint clients," said Png Kim Meng, Managing Director of Dimension Data Singapore. "As clients today demand solutions to increase the efficiency and flexibility of their data centers, Dimension Data expects our partnership with NetApp to strengthen, especially in helping our clients maximize their existing infrastructure."

"We are proud to work with industry leaders like NetApp. Teaming up with NetApp since 1998 has enabled PTC to help customers transit to a flexible and efficient IT infrastructure. With IT emerging as a major business driver for enterprises, PTC sees our ongoing partnership with NetApp to grow even more relevant in the future," said SS Lim, Managing Director of PTC System (s) Pte. Ltd, a system integrator and long-term NetApp business partner.

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