Leading Market Research Firm Names NetApp Data ONTAP as #1 Branded Storage Operating System

Fri Mar 8, 2013 12:05am EST

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  SUNNYVALE, CA, Mar 08 (Marketwire) -- 
NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that IDC ranked NetApp(R) Data
ONTAP(R) as the #1 Branded Storage Operating System (OS) during the
calendar year 2012 within the open networked disk storage systems market.
IDC's Branded Storage OS results* measure the value of the worldwide
external disk storage systems market by revenue and new capacity
shipments based on the underlying storage operating system in use. Data
ONTAP ranked #1 in both categories, finishing 2012 with 15.8% revenue
share and 21.4% capacity share within the open networked disk storage
systems market. 

    Built on more than 20 years of innovation, Data ONTAP has evolved to meet
the changing needs of customers and help drive their success. Clustered
Data ONTAP, the latest version of Data ONTAP, combines the richest data
management feature set with clustering for unlimited scale, operational
efficiency, and nondisruptive operations to provide customers with a
compelling value proposition that is currently unmatched in the industry.
The IT landscape is undergoing a fundamental shift to IT as a service, a
model that requires a pool of compute, network, and storage to serve a
wide range of applications and deliver a wide range of services.
Innovations such as clustered Data ONTAP are fueling this revolution. 

    "This recognition from IDC further reinforces Data ONTAP's position as
the industry's #1 branded storage OS," said Brendon Howe, vice president,
Product and Solutions Marketing, NetApp. "With the new capabilities of
clustered Data ONTAP, the biggest innovation in NetApp's history, we're
excited about extending our leadership position. Now more than ever
agility is critical to business success and clustered Data ONTAP enables
this for customers by delivering increased infrastructure efficiencies,
the ability to grow without limits, and continuous data access. We are
seeing accelerated use of these new capabilities and today's announcement
builds on this momentum."

    Watch this video to learn more about the innovative capabilities of
clustered Data ONTAP.

    Clustered Data ONTAP Fuels Customer Growth

    Cirrity, based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a channel-focused cloud services
provider with an emphasis on serving customers that operate in heavily
regulated industries. To support its growing customer base, Cirrity
requires an IT infrastructure that can scale simply and seamlessly.
Because Cirrity works closely with customers in vertical industries such
as healthcare and finance, their infrastructure must deliver nonstop
availability and high performance without fail. 

    "Business continuity is hugely critical to Cirrity's reputation," said
Dan Timko, president and CTO, Cirrity. "Clustered Data ONTAP allows us to
nondisruptively move our data from stack to stack as our application
requirements change. This means that our customers never experience a
break in service, which is important since so many of them operate in
24/7 environments. Also, as we continue to grow, we can easily scale to
add just the amount of storage capacity that we need. This helps reduce
our overall costs and allows us to focus our spending on other parts of
the business."

    UZ Leuven is the largest hospital in Belgium and one of the largest
healthcare providers in Europe, with approximately 8,500 employees across
five locations. Doctors and patients both rely on the hospital's IT
infrastructure to support around-the-clock care, which requires a storage
foundation that is always-on and can address the wealth of data generated
by the hospital's electronic medical record system. 

    "We need the ability to quickly and easily scale our infrastructure to
support from 2,000 to 6,000 beds across our network of hospitals," said
Reinoud Reynders, IT manager of Infrastructure and Operations, UZ Leuven.
"With each new patient comes additional data and information that must be
accessible to our doctors whenever they need it. Clustered Data ONTAP
provides us with the ability to grow as needed, seamlessly manage
unpredictable data growth, and experience zero downtime while doing it.
This is an important factor in making sure that our patients get the care
they need."

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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 www.netapp.com.

    NetApp, the NetApp logo, Go further, faster, and Data ONTAP are
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and/or other countries. All other brands or products are trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated
as such.

    *Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker Q4 2012,
March 2013


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