U.S. Federal Government Customers Choose NetApp More Than Any Other Storage Vendor

Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:00am EST

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  MCLEAN, VA, Nov 29 (Marketwire) -- 
After thorough analysis of federal procurement data ranging from 2009 to
2011, GovWin Consulting, the management consulting division of Deltek,
identified NetApp as the top vendor serving the federal government's
information storage needs. The study revealed that NetApp held a 41.2%
market share in FY 2011. Overall, the top five vendors represent 86% of
the federal market, with NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) leading its competitors by
more than 12%.

    "NetApp has been committed to its customers in the federal market for 20
years," said Mark Weber, president of NetApp's U.S. Public Sector unit.
"Both defense and civilian agencies are seeing a substantial increase in
the volume of storage they need. When you add big data, cloud computing,
mobility, and virtualization into the networking mix, the demand for
capacity is only going to continue to grow. We have strong relationships
with all of our federal customers, rooted in NetApp's game-changing and
innovative products and services that will enable them to unleash the
power of their data."

    GovWin Consulting determined that the total estimated federal storage
market was $1.01B in FY 2011, which excludes intelligence agencies and
other agencies such as the United States Postal Service and the
Department of Energy labs that do not report spending data. The study
found that the compound annual growth rate from FY 2009 to FY 2011 for
NetApp was 33.6%, with its nearest competitor, EMC, at 19%. 

    "The federal data storage market presents some unique challenges given
the various mandates, regulations, and demands on federal agencies," said
Pierre Bernasconi of GovWin Consulting. "Although IT spending may
decrease with the current budgetary issues facing the government, the
cloud computing mandate, and FDCCI, the exponential increase in big data
and full-motion video on government networks and new IT-based health
services and medical should continue to expand the opportunities in the
federal data storage market."

    GovWin Consulting also revealed that the defense department, which
includes the armed services and DoD agencies, is the largest buyer of
data storage. Among the top five storage-buying departments, Health and
Human Services is the only civilian agency. Within the DoD, the Army is
the top storage buyer, which is among the agencies for which NetApp has
the leading market share. This comprehensive data underscores NetApp's
commitment to its government customers and its ability to provide
market-leading technologies to solve today's major IT challenges.

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About GovWin
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information, teaming, and software solutions to help organizations find,
manage, and win government business. More than 2,800 companies, including
small businesses, new entrants to the public sector, and the largest
government contractors, rely on GovWin for the latest and most
comprehensive information solutions, including market intelligence,
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and networking events.

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