NetApp Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Scale-Out

NetApp Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Scale-Out
File-Based Storage 2012 Vendor Analysis 
Clustered Data ONTAP Recognized for Vision and Capabilities 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/22/13 --  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
 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
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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