NETGEAR emerges as global leader in Network-Attached Storage segment

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Published June 16th, 2011 - 08:29 GMT

NETGEAR, a worldwide provider of technologically advanced branded networking and storage products, has been ranked as a global leader in the Network-Attached Storage segment in the latest ‘Market Share: Network-Attached Storage (NAS) / Unified Storage Worldwide 2010’ report released by leading IT research firm, Gartner. The report shows the global NAS market grew by 37.4 per cent in 2010, which translates to total revenue of over AED 13.6 billion. NETGEAR ranked number one in global vendor revenue share for NAS/unified storage systems priced under AED 18,400; number four for NAS / unified storage systems under AED 92,000 and ranked eighth in the NAS / unified systems overall segment. To further entrench its leadership in the networking and storage segments, the company will host a special roadshow event with its global technology partner, Acronis, on June 22, 2011 at The Metropolitan Hotel in Dubai. The event will see the launch of NETGEAR’s new Global Partner Program and will also announce the release of Acronis Backup and Recovery 11.

The Gartner report further shares that in 2010, NETGEAR took the lead in the AED 18,400 market segment. The company also moved two positions forward in the under AED 92,000 segment and moved up two positions in the total market. The report reveals that the worldwide vendor revenue for the low-end network-attached storage and unified storage market grew by 18.4 per cent or around AED 4.4 billion in revenue in 2010. The estimated low-end iSCSI SAN portion of the unified storage market also demonstrated an increase of over 60 per cent or AED 415.8 million. Gartner’s latest industrial report reflects the company’s leadership in the global storage market and strategically positions the NETGEAR brand among the world's largest storage vendors.

“The latest Gartner report not only affirms NETGEAR’s leadership in the different NAS / unified storage segments but also demonstrates the global market’s increasing preference towards strategic networking and storage solutions,” said Ahmad Zeidan, Channel Sales Manager, NETGEAR Middle East. “NETGEAR boasts of a wide portfolio, which includes our key replication solutions and data back-up solutions that are VN-ready and gives our customers the confidence and security during disaster and data recovery situations. Being ranked among the world’s leading storage vendors bolsters our commitment to provide our customers with an integrated suite of solutions in storage and networking that can help today's businesses drive in more productivity and efficiency."

NETGEAR has maintained a strong presence across the Middle East region and has implemented strategic storage installations among leading companies and events like the recent Asian Games in Qatar, the Elijah TV Channel, Land Mark and the Dubai Dry Docks. The company’s NAS Storage Solutions are widely used in key segments that include oil & gas, hospitality, education, health & wellness, banking and publications. NETGEAR’s integrated suite of NAS applications particularly caters to SMBs and SoHo’s, highlighting attractive features like remote access capability. The company’s partnership with leading virtualization software provider, VMware, allows ReadyNAS to deliver cost-effective VMware platforms to small business customers. The partnership has developed key solutions in file sharing, backup and disaster recovery problems.

“Businesses of all sizes are all looking for strategic ways to cut down on their operational costs by examining alternatives to traditional enterprise IT vendors. The move to recover from the recent economic downturn has created a strong demand for smart IT solutions that are reliable, affordable and simple. NETGEAR maintains its steadfast commitment in leveraging its NAS / unified storage systems solutions across different verticals," concluded Zeidan.

Analysis and reports conducted by Gartner are used and recognized as key reference material and insight by top decision makers and business leaders-from CIOs and senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, Gartner currently maintain key partnerships with around 60,000 clients in 11,000 distinct organizations and is staffed with 4,400 associates, including 1,200 research analysts and consultants, and clients in 85 countries.

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