NetApp, Inc., formerly known as Network Appliance, Inc., is a company that works in the area of ​​data storage and data management. It has its headquarters in Sunnyvale, California. The company is headed in the NASDAQ -100 and is in the Fortune 1000, a list of the largest U.S. companies, the 647th Course ( 2009). In January 2009, NetApp was named by the business journal Fortune top employer in the United States.


NetApp was founded in 1992 under the name of Network Appliance by David Hitz, James Lau and Michael Malcolm. In 1995, the IPO on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol NTAP was.

Although the company was always under the name of Network Appliance, but was often referred to as NetApp in the market. On 10 March 2008, the company named officially into NetApp. In Germany, the NetApp Germany GmbH, based in Kirchheim by Munich represents the company. Other offices in Germany are located in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Neu-Isenburg, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Hanover and Walldorf.

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Revenue and EBIT are specified and rounded in millions of U.S. dollars.

The financial year of each NetApp ends in late April. In the financial reports of NetApp fiscal year FY ( for fiscal year) will be abbreviated.


NetApp offers a unified storage solutions. The storage solutions include specialized hardware, software and services. They are widely used by enterprises and service providers, including T- Systems, SAP, Lockheed, Merrill Lynch, Oracle, Texas Instruments and Yahoo!.

The NetApp storage solutions are based on the hotel's Data ONTAP operating system and can be used in a wide variety of storage networks integrate (NAS, SAN, iSCSI). A special feature of the NetApp storage systems is the unified operating system in all models, which allows about the model range the same functions. The different models within a product series differ solely in capacity and data throughput.

The following product lines, the company supplies:

  • FAS series ( Universal Storage System based on Data ONTAP )
  • NearStore series ( backup and archiving supplements for FAS systems including Virtual Tape Library)
  • V- series ( cross-vendor storage virtualization system )
  • Data Fort Series ( Datensicherheitsappliance with encryption function)

In addition, the company offers special software for data management.

The management software of NetApp supports the following tasks:

  • Management of storage networks
  • Performance Optimization
  • Application integration ( eg, VMware, SAP, Oracle, Windows, Exchange, SharePoint)
  • Data backup and recovery
  • Archiving
  • Ensuring compliance with legal requirements

Competitor of NetApp, EMC, Hitachi Data Systems ( HDS), Hewlett -Packard, IBM and Oracle.

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