Industry Analyst Report Highlights NetApp® Software Success
Sunnyvale, CA - September 19, 2005 -
Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that it
experienced the fastest growth among the top five vendors in
storage software with 49.4% year over year growth from Q2'04 to
Q2'05 versus a market growth rate of 11.8% for the same period.
NetApp also moved from the number five position to tie with HP for
a finish in the top four vendors. Total NetApp market share in
storage software grew from 5% in Q2 2004 to 6.6% in Q2 2005.
Additional details are available in IDC's Worldwide Quarterly
Storage Software Tracker Q2 2005.
"We are grateful to all our customers who
recognize that NetApp is a data management leader with a compelling
software portfolio," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of
Products and Partners at Network Appliance. "IDC's market share
figures confirm what our leading customers and partners have known
for a while-NetApp is far more than a hardware systems company.
Whether a customer needs storage software for backup and recovery,
compliance, storage consolidation, or simply easier and faster
management of far-flung and massive data deployments, NetApp has a
solution to reduce their IT infrastructure burden and simplify
About Network Appliance
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
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