Industry Analyst Report Showcases NetApp® Market Success and Growth
Sunnyvale, Calif. - March 2, 2006 --
Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that in the
4th quarter 2005, it has maintained its position as the market
leader in iSCSI in both revenue and capacity for the past 11
quarters and continued its leadership in capacity market share in
network-attached storage (NAS).
According to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Disk
Storage Systems Tracker Q4 2005,1 NetApp demonstrated
continued leadership in the iSCSI storage market, with number-one
market share in capacity shipped (34.6%) and revenue (32.0%) for
the full year 2005. In FC SAN, NetApp nearly doubled its year-end
2005 revenue market share to 1.6%, up from 0.9% in 2004, doubled
its unit share to 2.2% from 1.1%, and grew capacity shipped by
230%. Finally, NetApp maintained leadership in its core NAS market,
with a 42.6% capacity market share, and grew capacity shipped by
56% from year end 2004.
"Our continued success in NAS, iSCSI, and FC
SAN further demonstrates the strong customer demand for NetApp
simplified data management solutions across all major storage
segments," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Products and
Partners at Network Appliance. "With our commitment to innovation
and customer partnerships, NetApp continues to lead in the markets
that represent the future of data management."
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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1IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Disk
Storage Systems Tracker Q4 2005.
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