Every day I hear stories about the innovative ways you are leveraging our technology to solve storage and data management challenges to help make your budgets go further and your business go faster.
From our very first customer who believed in the value of our space-saving snapshot technology; to the growing financial services company who transformed its data center from a cost center into an engine for innovation and cultural change; to the internet and technology giants who today serve more than 1B customers with cloud services built on a NetApp storage foundation, it is exciting and gratifying to be a part of helping you achieve success for your business.
This month marks a major milestone for NetApp as we celebrate our 20th anniversary. What began in 1992 with an idea sketched on a placemat has grown into an industry-leading $6B+ company with over 12,000 employees who are committed to building a model company focused on your success. We owe this achievement to the vision of our founders, the dedication of our employees, the strength of our partnerships, and the success of our customers.
On behalf of the entire NetApp team, I thank all of our customers and partners for helping make our vision a reality.
The spirit of innovation has never been stronger here at NetApp and we look forward to continuing to work with you to help your business go further, faster for decades to come.
President & CEO, NetApp