NetApp Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Scale-Out File-Based Storage 2012 Vendor Analysis

Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:00am EST

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  SUNNYVALE, CA, Jan 22 (Marketwire) -- 
Today, NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) announced that it has been named a leader in
the "IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Scale-Out File-Based Storage 2012 Vendor
Analysis" (doc #238923, December 2012). The IDC study assessed the
leading vendors in the storage market and analyzed each vendor's ability
to provide appliance-based, scale-out file-based storage. According to
IDC, scale-out architectures enable businesses to linearly scale capacity
and performance independent of each other while keeping management simple
and costs low.

    NetApp's position as a leader is a result of the vision and capabilities
of the clustered Data ONTAP(R) architecture, a unified scale-out storage
solution for an adaptable, always-on storage infrastructure. Clustered
Data ONTAP enables high-availability storage platforms to operate a
shared pool of resources, offering massive scalability and performance,
simplified management, and the capability to transparently migrate
application data. 

    According to the report, "NetApp's scale-out file-based solution,
clustered Data ONTAP, is different from other market alternatives that
leverage a host-based distributed file system. Because of this approach,
NetApp has an advantage over its competitors whose platforms based on
distributed file systems lacked mature support block storage, storage
optimization features, and server virtualization... With 8.1.1 of ONTAP,
NetApp has further improved its clustering capabilities while adding new
features such as virtual storage tiering, transparent data migration,
nondisruptive operations, embedded flash acceleration, and support for
very large content containers and scale clusters."

    "NetApp's position as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide
Scale-Out File-Based Storage is validation of our vision and ability to
innovate in the storage marketplace," said Brendon Howe, vice president,
Product and Solutions Marketing, NetApp. "Organizations struggling to
scale their infrastructure are quickly discovering that they need a
combination of performance, high availability, and simplified management
to meet business goals. Clustered Data ONTAP gives organizations the
foundation to adapt as business needs change, while providing the
necessary features and reliability expected of an enterprise-class
storage solution." 

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About IDC MarketScape
 The IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is
designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT
(information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market.
The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on
both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single
graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market.
IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and
service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future
market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be
meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with
a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and
prospective vendors.

    About NetApp
 NetApp creates innovative storage and data management
solutions that deliver outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate
business breakthroughs. Our commitment to living our core values and
consistently being recognized as a great place to work around the world
are fundamental to our long-term growth and success, as well as the
success of our pathway partners and customers. Discover our passion for
helping companies around the world go further, faster at

    NetApp, the NetApp logo, Go further, faster, and Data ONTAP are
trademarks or registered trademarks of NetApp, Inc. in the United States
and/or other countries.


Press Contact:

Dominic Garcia 
NetApp PR
(408) 822-1940 

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