NetApp has announced its continued leadership in the worldwide network-attached storage (NAS) and unified storage market.
According to the May 2008 Gartner report Market Share: Network-Attached Storage/Unified Storage, Worldwide 2007, NetApp leads the total NAS and unified storage market with 48.1% revenue share and 46.9% capacity share in 2007.
Additionally, NetApp has been the leader of the total NAS and unified storage market for both revenue and capacity share in each of the five years (2003-2007) covered in the report. Gartner also finds that NetApp is the leading technology platform in the worldwide NAS and unified storage market, representing the technology foundation for 59.0% of all NAS and unified storage as measured in revenue.
According to Gartner, NetApp leads in the midrange (US$25,000-$99,999) and high-end (US$100,000 and greater) standalone NAS and unified storage segments. In the 2007 total midrange standalone NAS and unified storage market, NetApp leads with 69.6% revenue share and 80.3% capacity share.
Gartner also finds that NetApp leads the midrange standalone NAS market (excluding block access) with 65.7% revenue share. In the high-end standalone NAS and unified storage market, NetApp leads with 66.2% revenue share and 65.9% capacity share in this same period. NetApp also leads the high-end standalone NAS market with 63.0% revenue share.
Additionally, Gartner finds that NetApp is the leading provider of block access (iSCSI and Fibre Channel) in unified storage environments in both the midrange and high-end NAS and unified storage markets based on revenue for 2007.11.