NetApp #1 in Storage Capacity Shipped According to Industry Analyst Report
NetApp #1 in Storage Capacity Shipped
According to Industry Analyst Report
Company Gains Share in Capacity
Shipped in Networked Storage, NAS, SAN, and iSCSI Markets
Sunnyvale, Calif. - September 5, 2006
-- Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that
it has gained capacity share in all of its key storage markets in
the second calendar quarter of 2006. According to IDC's Worldwide
Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker Q2 2006,1
NetApp® led the networked storage market in capacity share,
growing to 21%, which is a statistical tie with EMC. NetApp also
grew faster than the market in capacity shipped in networked
storage, growing at 111% year over year while the market grew at
59%. In terms of revenue, NetApp grew faster than the market from
Q2 2005 to Q2 2006 at 21% while the market grew at 11%.
Of all the vendors tracked by IDC in Fibre
Channel (FC) SAN, NetApp continues to grow faster than the market
in both revenue and capacity, sequentially and year over year. For
capacity shipped, NetApp grew at 240% year over year while the
market grew at 47%. Sequentially, NetApp grew at 56% while the
market grew at 11%. In terms of revenue, NetApp grew at 66% year
over year while the market grew at 8%. Sequentially, NetApp grew at
18% while the market grew at 2%.
NetApp demonstrated continued leadership in
the iSCSI market in terms of revenue and capacity in both Q2 2006
and the first half of 2006, with first-place market share for Q2
2006 in capacity shipped (44%) and in revenue (28%). From Q2 2005
to Q2 2006, the iSCSI market grew at 152% year over year in terms
of capacity shipped while NetApp grew at 199%. Sequentially, NetApp
grew at 39% while the market grew at 31%.
In its core NAS market, NetApp was number one
in Q2 2006 for capacity shipped, with 47% market share. NetApp grew
faster than the market in terms of capacity, both sequentially and
year over year. Year over year, the NAS market grew 77% in terms of
capacity shipped while NetApp grew 85%. Sequentially, the NAS
market grew at 11.3% while NetApp grew at 13.5%.
"Our leadership position in networked storage
capacity share, coupled with continued growth in all of our key
markets, demonstrates that the NetApp value proposition is aligned
with enterprise customers' business demands," said Patrick Rogers,
vice president of Products and Partners at Network Appliance. "We
look forward to continuing to deliver compelling customer value
through proven business solutions."
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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1IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Disk
Storage Systems Tracker Q2 2006.
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