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Network Appliance Continues to Lead iSCSI Storage Market; Achieves Milestone of 2,000 Production Deployments

  • 11 May, 2005 09:32

<p>Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), has announced another iSCSI milestone - 2,000 production deployments of NetApp IP SAN (storage area network) systems. NetApp IP SAN solutions enable enterprises to easily consolidate storage, maximise data availability and implement nondisruptive backups with instant data recovery.</p>
<p>"NetApp was the first major storage vendor that understood the compelling value proposition of iSCSI and committed themselves to bringing solutions to customers," said Tony Asaro a Senior Analyst for the Enterprise Strategy Group. "iSCSI over Ethernet is a viable alternative to FC as a SAN interconnect that reduces cost and complexity. And the proof of this is the 2,000 real-world iSCSI SANs that customers have implemented using NetApp products. iSCSI is changing the economics of storage networking and NetApp is leading the way."</p>
<p>"The iSCSI market is booming for us, as increasing numbers of companies seek simple, affordable, administrator-friendly SAN solutions for their Windows applications," said Patrick Rogers, Vice President, Products and Partners at Network Appliance.</p>
<p>According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker Q4 2004, NetApp remained the leader in the iSCSI storage market, with a 43 per cent revenue share for CY2004. Additionally, NetApp is the leader in the IP storage market (NAS and iSCSI), posting a 37.3 per cent market share in CY2004.</p>
<p>"It's clear that iSCSI has made huge strides in the last two years and has taken off in Asia Pacific, as around the world. NetApp is the leader in the iSCSI storage market with a 43 per cent revenue share*, demonstrating further the shift from direct-attach storage (DAS) to networked storage," said Graham Penn, Associate Vice President - Storage Asia Pacific, at IDC. "Its 2,000th iSCSI deployment is a feather in the cap for the company and marks a big milestone in its promotion of the technology. The recent NetApp-IBM strategic storage alliance will combine product portfolios from both companies, strengthening the simplicity, manageability and deployment of their products. This relationship will significantly expand NetApp's global reach and be mutually beneficial long-term as both companies roll out joint solutions in the near future."</p>
<p>NetApp IP SAN solutions are available today for Microsoft Windows, Linux®, Novell NetWareTM, SunTM SolarisTM, IBM AIX and HP/UX environments. Software iSCSI initiators from the leading OS vendors are supported, as well as iSCSI HBAs from Adaptec and Qlogic and iSCSI TOE cards from Alacritech. iSCSI is supported by the NetApp F800, FAS200, FAS900, V-Series and NearStore® storage systems. In addition, an iSCSI protocol license is available at no charge from the NetApp NOWTM Web site for existing customers with software subscription contracts.</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 simplify data management. Information about Network ApplianceTM solutions and services is available at</p>
<p>NetApp and NearStore are registered trademarks and Network Appliance, NOW, Snapshot, and SnapDrive are trademarks of Network Appliance, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Netware is a trademark of Novell, Inc. Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation. Solaris and Sun are trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such.</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>
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Gotley Nix Evans Pty Ltd
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