NetApp Named #1 Storage Operating System

Global IT analysis giant International Data Corporation (IDC) ranked NetApp Data ONTAP as the number one branded storage Operating System (OS) for 2012. IDC compared branded storage OS options worldwide and measured the value based on market revenue and new capacity shipments. NetApp led the way in the both categories.

“This recognition from IDC further reinforces Data ONTAP’s position as the industry’s #1 branded storage OS,” said Brendon Howe, vice president of product and solutions marketing at NetApp. “With the new capabilities of clustered Data ONTAP, the biggest innovation in NetApp’s history, we’re excited about extending our leadership position. Now more than ever agility is critical to business success and clustered Data ONTAP enables this for customers by delivering increased infrastructure efficiencies, the ability to grow without limits, and continuous data access. We are seeing accelerated use of these new capabilities and today’s announcement builds on this momentum.”

Data ONTAP has been refined over 20 years to provide users with superior versatility and performance at a market-leading value. The newest version, Clustered Data ONTAP, is helping businesses simplify and seamlessly integrate their data needs. A case in point is the Atlanta-based cloud services provider Cirrity, which delivers essential services to healthcare and finance institutions, and needs scalability, functionality and reliability from an OS.

“Business continuity is hugely critical to Cirrity’s reputation,” said Dan Timko, president and chief technology officer of Cirrity. “Clustered Data ONTAP allows us to non-disruptively move our data from stack to stack as our application requirements change. This means that our customers never experience a break in service, which is important since so many of them operate in 24/7 environments. Also, as we continue to grow, we can easily scale to add just the amount of storage capacity that we need. This helps reduce our overall costs and allows us to focus our spending on other parts of the business.”

Source: NetApp

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