NetApp maintains leadership in the iSCSI storage market

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Network Appliance Inc. recently announced that in the Q4 2005 it maintained its position as in the iSCSI market in both revenue and capacity for the past 11 quarters and continued its leadership in capacity market share in network-attached storage (NAS).

According to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker Q4 2005,1 NetApp demonstrated continued leadership in the iSCSI storage market, with number-one market share in capacity shipped (34.6 percent) and revenue (32.0 percent) for the full year 2005. In FC SAN, NetApp nearly doubled its year-end 2005 revenue market share to 1.6 percent, up from 0.9 percent in 2004, doubled its unit share to 2.2 percent from 1.1 percent, and grew capacity shipped by 230 percent. Also, NetApp held its ground in its core NAS market, with a 42.6 percent capacity market share, and grew capacity shipped by 56 percent from year end 2004, according to the company.