According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker, Q3 2021, NetApp, a global cloud-led, data-centric software business, has recorded double-digit percentage increase year-over-year in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region's All-Flash Array (AFA) and Open Networked segments (December 2021 release).
NetApp maintains its position as the second largest vendor (tied) by vendor revenue in both the Open Networked segment and the AFA segment in the APAC region for Q3 2021. According to IDC, NetApp grew 41.2% year over year in the AFA business category and 15.1% in the Open Networked business segment, exceeding total market growth once again. Strong performances in the Greater China Area, particularly in Hong Kong and Taiwan, fueled this success.
In Taiwan, NetApp achieved 184.6% year-on-year growth for its AFA business in Q3 2021, outpacing the local market growth of 49.4%. This performance established NetApp as the local AFA segment leader for Q3 2021, with a market share of 52.2% by vendor revenue.
In the Open Networked segment, NetApp achieved 146.4% local year-on-year growth for Q3 2021, outpacing market growth of 49.1%. This performance established NetApp as the local Open Networked segment leader for Q3 2021, with a market share of 38.7% by vendor revenue.
In Hong Kong, NetApp achieved 209.9% year-on-year growth for its AFA business in Q3 2021, outpacing the local market growth of 3.9%. This performance allowed NetApp to retain its top position, quarter-on-quarter, in the local AFA segment in Q3 2021, with a market share of 20.2% by vendor revenue.
“The year-on-year growth shown in our Hong Kong and Taiwan markets is phenomenal, if we are to compare against the overall local market figures,” said Sanjay Rohatgi, Senior Vice President and General Manager, APAC, NetApp. “The overall results tell us that we have a great team who truly understand our customers’ needs, as they progress with their digital transformation. We hope to continue on our path of making the hybrid cloud more accessible to customers at less cost through our strategy of building strong hyperscaler partners and a strong product portfolio.”
NetApp's modern all-flash arrays deliver comprehensive data services, integrated data protection, seamless scalability, and unprecedented performance. Together with extensive cloud and application interaction, these software characteristics allow storage to be provisioned in minutes. Customers can get the enhanced services and cost savings they want by simply connecting to more public clouds.
NetApp has recently strengthened its product portfolio with the introduction of the new NetApp AFF A900, powered by NetApp ONTAP Enterprise Edition. It features leading capabilities that include the highest data storage performance, best-in-class data security with the new Anti-Ransomware Suite, and simplified, non-disruptive upgrades. In the past year, NetApp has also more than doubled its natively integrated public cloud presence to 27 stamps or zones across APAC, through its partnerships with the hyperscalers.