Industry Analyst Report Showcases NetApp Market Success and Growth
Sunnyvale, Calif. - December 6, 2005 --
Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that it has
maintained its position as the market leader in iSCSI in both
revenue and capacity since IDC began tracking the market, continued
leadership in capacity market share in network-attached storage
(NAS), and grown the most quickly among vendors tracked in the
Fibre Channel (FC) storage area network (SAN) arena. According to
IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker Q3
2005,1 NetApp demonstrated continued leadership in the
iSCSI storage market, with number-one market share in capacity
shipped (38.4%) and revenue (35.1%). NetApp maintained leadership
in its core NAS market, with a 44.3% capacity share. Finally, of
the vendors tracked, NetApp posted the strongest year-over-year
increase in FC SAN revenue, with a growth rate of 118%.
"IDC's market share numbers reflect customers'
attraction to NetApp for a variety of enterprise storage needs,"
said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Products and Partners at
Network Appliance. "Our continued leadership in NAS and iSCSI and
our rapid growth in FC SAN demonstrate our commitment to our
customers and the industry in providing world-class products and
solutions that simplify complex IT environments. Our customers look
to NetApp for our innovation using several technologies on a single
platform and unique solutions to solve their data challenges."
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
Appliance™ solutions and services is available at
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1 IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Disk
Storage Systems Tracker Q3 2005.