Market Research Shows NetApp® SAN Momentum
Sunnyvale, Calif. - December 1, 2006 -- Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced
that it continued to gain momentum in the storage area network
(SAN) market, while maintaining strong leadership in both the
network-attached storage (NAS) and iSCSI markets in the third
calendar quarter of 2006.
According to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Disk
Storage Systems Tracker Q3 2006, NetApp gained share in both
capacity shipped and revenue for the Fibre Channel (FC) SAN market.
NetApp continued to grow faster than the market in FC SAN in both
revenue and capacity, year over year. For capacity shipped, NetApp
grew at 210.2%, while the market grew at 46.3%. In terms of
revenue, NetApp grew faster than the market for the 11th
consecutive quarter at 62.1%, while the market grew at 14.1%.
Sequentially, NetApp grew at 16.0%, while the market grew at
NetApp also demonstrated continued leadership
in the NAS and iSCSI storage markets in the third quarter. NetApp
maintained the number-one market share positions in capacity
shipped for NAS (42.0%) and in iSCSI for both capacity shipped
(32.6%) and revenue (21.5%).
In the network storage market (which includes
SAN, NAS, and iSCSI), NetApp grew faster than the market, year over
year, in both capacity shipped and revenue. For capacity shipped,
NetApp grew at 106.8%, while the market grew at 62.6%. In terms of
revenue, NetApp grew 18.9%, while the market grew at 17.2%.
"Every quarter, IDC's market research
continues to show NetApp gaining momentum in SAN faster than the
market, while continuously maintaining strong leadership positions
in both NAS and iSCSI," said Elisa Steele, vice president of
Worldwide Integrated Marketing at Network Appliance. "Our overall
leadership and momentum in the market demonstrate the value NetApp
is delivering to customers across all segments of our
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