Industry Analyst Firm Rates NetAPP "Strong Positive" in MarketScope Report


Industry Analyst Firm Rates NetAPP "Strong Positive" in MarketScope Report

(SUNNYVALE, CA - 30 June 2008) NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that it received the highest rating possible in the "Gartner MarketScope for iSCSI SAN Integrated Solutions". 1 In the recent report, NetApp® was rated as "strong positive" which is the highest possible category in the MarketScope. Gartner advises current customers of vendors with strong positive ratings to "continue planned investments". Gartner also advises potential customers to consider vendors with a strong positive rating as "a strong choice for strategic investments".

"CIOs must deliver an agile and cost-effective IT infrastructure to enable their companies to respond to competitive opportunities and changing business needs," said Elisa Steele, senior vice president of Corporate Marketing at NetApp. "To this end, we are committed to working with our customers to create innovative data management solutions to meet their needs for storage efficiency, infrastructure flexibility, and total cost of ownership."

Gartner's evaluation criteria for the iSCSI included market responsiveness, overall viability, and an evaluation of the vendors' products and services, among other criteria.

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The MarketScope is copyrighted June 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The MarketScope is an evaluation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the MarketScope, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest rating. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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1Gartner, Inc., "MarketScope for iSCSI SAN Integrated Solutions", Robert E. Passmore and Roger W. Cox, June 9, 2008.