New Products, Partnerships, and Earnings Results - Analyst Notes on EMC, SanDisk, NetApp, Western Digital, and Brocade Communications Systems

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New Products, Partnerships, and Earnings Results - Analyst Notes on EMC, SanDisk, NetApp, Western Digital, and Brocade Communications Systems

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NEW YORK, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), SanDisk Corp. (NASDAQ: SNDK), NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC), and Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRCD). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at:


EMC Corporation Analyst Notes

On February 25, 2014, EMC Corporation (EMC), through its security division RSA, announced the availability of a new reference architecture created in coordination with Pivotal to help organizations add flexibility and power to security analytics while laying the foundation for broader IT analytics investments. The new reference architecture was built upon the expertise of both RSA and Pivotal, and helps organizations gain insights into the visibility, analytics and actionable intelligence they need to detect and investigate today's security threats. Additionally, this new reference architecture also provides a solid foundation for a broader 'IT Data Lake' strategy, which helps to control costs and enables organizations to gain maximum value from IT Analytics. Supported by an open Hadoop-based data warehouse, RSA Security Analytics allows customers to take advantage of the innovations coming out of the Hadoop ecosystem and quickly detect, investigate and respond to security incidents before they have the opportunity to impact business. The full analyst notes on EMC Corporation are available to download free of charge at:


SanDisk Corp. Analyst Notes

On February 24, 2014, SanDisk Corp. (SanDisk) introduced the next generation of its iNAND Extreme[TM] embedded flash drive (EFD), which the Company terms as the fastest, thinnest and most sophisticated embedded storage product from SanDisk to date. According to the release, the product is currently being sampled to select customers worldwide in capacities up to 64GB, and it enables mobile device manufacturers to push design boundaries and create a new wave of exceptionally responsive Android[TM]-based smartphones and tablets that consistently deliver outstanding performance through the lifespan of the mobile device. SanDisk further stated that the general availability of the next generation iNAND Extreme is expected in Q2 2014. The full analyst notes on SanDisk Corp. are available to download free of charge at:


NetApp, Inc. Analyst Notes

On February 12, 2014, NetApp, Inc. (NetApp) reported its financial results for Q3 FY 2014 (period ended January 24, 2014). During the quarter, net revenues decreased 1.2% YoY to $1.6 billion. Q3 FY 2014 net income was $192.1 million or $0.55 per diluted share, compared to net income of $158.1 million or $0.43 per diluted share in Q3 FY 2013. Commenting on the results, President and CEO Tom Georgens said, "We are pleased with our strong operational execution again this quarter. With our strategy of delivering best-of-breed cloud-integrated and flash-accelerated solutions and our unique ability to manage data seamlessly across on- and off-premise environments, we are well positioned to create ongoing opportunity in the evolving IT landscape." The full analyst notes on NetApp, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:


Western Digital Corp. Analyst Notes

On March 4, 2014, WD®, a company of Western Digital Corp. (Western Digital), announced that the Company has expanded its prosumer personal cloud solutions with My Cloud EX2, a high-performance two-bay network attached storage (NAS) system. According to the Company, My Cloud EX2 and My Cloud EX4 products are designed from the ground up for creative professionals and prosumers that need to reliably save, share, back up, stream and manage large amounts of digital data. As stated, My Cloud EX2 is currently available at select US retailers and online at the, and the MAP for the diskless My Cloud EX2 is $199.99 USD, while it is $369.99 for 4 TB, $469.99 for 6 TB and $569.99 for 8 TB. As mentioned in the release, My Cloud EX2 comes with a two year limited warranty. The full analyst notes on Western Digital Corp. are available to download free of charge at:


Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Analyst Notes

On March 4, 2014, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (Brocade) announced that Rackspace, the open cloud company, has completed the deployment of Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel SAN (Storage Area Network) solutions across its global data center network to accommodate explosive customer growth. The said new Gen 5 SAN has helped the Company achieve greater density, flexibility and scale in connecting to high-performance EMC storage arrays, resulting in increased efficiency and productivity at each data center. Vice President, Data Center Storage and Solutions, at Brocade Jack Rondoni said, "As a cloud service provider, Rackspace's strict service-level agreements with customers demanded the highest levels of availability, scalability and operational simplicity that only Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel can provide. In addition, our long-term partnership with EMC assured a seamless migration to the new SAN infrastructure in connecting to storage." The full analyst notes on Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:


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