h provides multivendor storage management, with a view of performance metrics, including application, datastore, virtual machine, and storage infrastructure performance. FlexArray Storage Virtualization Software FlexArray software enables FAS8000 systems to virtualize existing EMC, HP, Hitachi, and NetApp E-Series arrays to unify and streamline IT operations. It helps customers implement a software-defined storage strategy across heterogeneous storage assets by accelerating provisioning and data management. NetApp Private Storage (NPS) for Cloud NetApp Private Storage for Cloud is a family of enterprise storage solutions that lets customers use multiple clouds and maintain control over their data on dedicated storage systems from NetApp. In this approach, customer data resides on NetApp storage ‘next to’, rather than ‘in’, the cloud provider’s environment. The customer-owned NetApp system is co-located in data centers managed by its partner, Equinix, which has data centers located next to major networks and in close proximity to major cloud providers, including AWS, Microsoft Azure and IBM SoftLayer. OpenStack Contributions NetApp is a Gold Member of the OpenStack Foundation, a global collaboration which supports the creation of an open-source cloud operating system. OpenStack is a global collaboration of developers and cloud computing technologists producing a ubiquitous open-source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds. Cloud services based on OpenStack software in particular those for enterprise applications require a storage infrastructure that is available, efficient, and protected. NetApp drivers for OpenStack reduce the integration burden for IT departments deploying cloud services and enable services and tight service-level agreements. Professional and Support Services The company and its ecosystem of partners deliver a portfolio of professional and technical services that enable customers to achieve business value from NetApp products and solution investments. Its services organization also provides in-depth guidance and education that include access to its global technical resources and intellectual property. Customers could choose from various support options, including direct touch, Web-based My AutoSupport service, training on its product and solutions and an active online community of customers. NetApp utilizes a global, integrated model to provide consistent service delivery and global support during various phase of the customer engagement, including strategy, assessment and analysis, planning and design, installation, implementation, integration, optimization, ongoing support, and remote management and monitoring. Sales, Principal Markets, and Distribution Channels The company markets and sells its products in various countries worldwide. Its customer base spans industry segments and vertical markets, such as energy, financial services, government, high technology, internet, life sciences, healthcare services, manufacturing, media, entertainment, animation, video postproduction, and telecommunications. The company focuses primarily on the data management and storage markets. It designs its products to meet the needs of its customer base from large enterprises to midsize customers. The company uses a multichannel distribution strategy. It sells its products and services to end-user business customers and service providers through a direct sales force and an ecosystem of partners. The company works with a range of partners for its customers, including technology partners, value-added resellers, system integrators, OEMs, service providers and distributors. Seasonality The company has historically experienced a decline in revenues in the first quarter of its year, as the sales organization spends time developing new business after higher close rates in the fourth quarter, and because sales to European customers are historically weaker during the summer months. During the second quarter of its year, it has historically experienced increased sales, driven by the government sector, concurrent with the end of the U.S. federal government’s year in Septembe
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