Industry Analyst Reports Demonstrate NetApp Market Success—NetApp® Posts Gains in Storage Software and Hardware Markets
Sunnyvale, Calif. - September 10, 2007
-- Network Appliance, Inc.
(NASDAQ: NTAP) announced today that it gained share in both the
storage software and hardware markets in the first half of 2007, as
reported in IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Storage Software Tracker Q2
20071 and Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems
Tracker Q2 20072.
According to IDC, NetApp grew twice as fast as
the overall storage software market from Q1'07 to Q2'07, and posted
share gains across each submarket segment in which it provides
offerings. This marks the eighth consecutive quarter that NetApp
has outpaced the overall storage software market. For overall
storage software market revenues, NetApp achieved 10.5% market
share in 1H'07 and grew at 34.2% while the market grew at 10.4%
year over year (Q2'06-Q2'07). In that time period, NetApp grew the
fastest among companies tracked by IDC.
Also in that time period, IDC found that
NetApp grew fastest among the top five storage replication software
vendors and currently holds the number two position, with 28.0%
revenue market share for 1H'07. Specifically, NetApp grew over
three times the market rate compared to Q2'06 and seven times the
rate of the market leader in this subsegment. This also marks the
sixth consecutive quarter in which NetApp grew faster than the
In its Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage
Systems Tracker Q2 2007, IDC found that the NetApp open systems
networked storage market3 share grew to 9.9% in 1H'07,
from 9.3% in 2006. NetApp continues to lead the iSCSI market in
terms of revenue and capacity, with 23.1% revenue share and 30.9%
capacity share for 1H'07. Additionally, NetApp gained both revenue
and capacity share in the FC SAN market. NetApp continues to lead
in its core market of NAS in terms of capacity.
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1 IDC Worldwide Quarterly
Storage Software Tracker Q2 2007.
2 IDC Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker Q2
3 Open Systems Networked Storage includes NAS, Fibre Channel
SAN, and iSCSI SAN
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