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Network Appliance Maintains Lead in NAS Market

  • 09 January, 2004 17:04

<p>Company also outpaces NAS market in growth.</p>
<p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.
Sydney, 9 January 2004.</p>
<p>According to the most recent network-attached storage market share report issued by Gartner Inc., Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) continued to lead in the stand-alone network-attached storage (NAS) market, achieving 43.2 per cent of market share revenues for the third quarter of 2003. In addition, the company’s growth in NAS outpaced the market, which grew by 7.8 per cent year-over-year, while Network Appliance grew by 16.8 per cent year over year. The market share figures demonstrate that customers continue to adopt Network Appliance solutions for their storage consolidation, data protection, information lifecycle management, regulatory compliance and business continuance needs.</p>
<p>“We believe these results prove that customers continue to embrace our value proposition to provide the high performing and innovative solutions in the NAS and disk storage systems market spaces,” said Mark Santora, senior vice president of Marketing at Network Appliance. “Remaining number one in the NAS space also gives us the customer access and market strength to expand our solutions portfolio in other areas such as Storage Grid, SAN, integrated systems and nearline storage, iSCSI solutions, and value-added software to make data management and protection simpler and more robust.”</p>
<p>Simon Green, managing director of Network Appliance in Australia and New Zealand, welcomed the findings, saying, "The results are very gratifying and our own measurements indicate that we have outperformed even these impressive gains at the local level.</p>
<p>“Coupled with this strong performance in NAS, we are also seeing very strong demand for iSCSI. At low cost and high speed on the back of familiar IP infrastructures, users are deploying NetApp iSCSI for easier storage scalability and consolidation.”</p>
<p>For full details on the Gartner Network-Attached Storage Market Share, Third Quarter 2003 report penned by Pushan Rinnen in December 2003, please visit www.gartner.com.</p>
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<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 continue to drive "The evolution of storage.™" Information about Network Appliance solutions and services is available at www.netapp.com.</p>
<p>For additional information, please contact:</p>
<p>Harry Christian
Network Appliance
+61 2 9779 5600 (tel)
harryc@netapp.com</p>
<p>Press / Analyst Contact:
Michael Henderson
+61 2 9957 5555 (tel)
+61 413 054 738 (mob)
pr@gne.com.au</p>

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