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Network Appliance Shows Strongest Growth in Storage Software

  • 26 April, 2005 10:50

<p>Moves into top five with enhanced software portfolio</p>
<p>According to Gartner’s report “Market Share: Storage Management Software, Worldwide, 2004,”(1) the total market for new license revenue in 2003 to 2004 grew at a rate of 12.3 per cent with Network Appliance (NASDAQ:NTAP) beating the market with a growth rate of 73.5 per cent for the same period. NetApp showed the strongest market share growth among the top ten vendors of storage software and has moved into the top five vendors for market share in 2004. For the second year in a row, this was the fastest growth rate among the top ten vendors in the space and for the first year places NetApp in the top five with a total overall market share of 5.2 per cent.</p>
<p>In core storage management, a subset of the overall storage software market, NetApp was number four with 11.2 per cent of the market and grew at a rate of 74.4 per cent from 2003 to 2004 based on new license revenue, beating overall market growth which was 6.6 per cent year over year.</p>
<p>And finally, in the data replication software segment, another subset of the overall storage software market, NetApp moved into the number two position with 13.5 per cent of the market, growing 73.3 per cent year over year from 2003 to 2004 versus total segment growth of 20 per cent based on new license revenue.</p>
<p>“NetApp is known by many customers as a hardware vendor, but we’ve been telling customers and prospects for years that software is the real NetApp story and added value,” said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Products and Partners at Network Appliance. “Whether the software is integrated into our systems as Data ONTAP™, ‘embedded’ in technology advances such as RAID-DP, or add-on software for a variety of applications, our solutions are designed to simplify data management, provide easy management tools and provide the highest data availability possible – all at an attractive price and a compellingly low TCO.”</p>
<p>Full details of the Gartner Storage Software Market Share Report are available from Gartner.</p>
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<p>Notes for Editors:</p>
<p>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 www.netapp.com.</p>
<p>(1) Gartner Dataquest, "Market Share: Storage Management Software, Worldwide, 2004," Carolyn DiCenzo, April 19, 2005.</p>
<p>For further information please contact:
Simon Green
Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand
Network Appliance
Ph: +61 (0) 2 9779 5600 &amp; +61 (0) 411 223 883</p>
<p>Press contact –
Derek Evans
Gotley Nix Evans Pty Ltd
Ph: +61 (0) 2 9957 5555 &amp; +61 (0) 410 601 673
pr@gne.com.au</p>

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