NETGEAR emerges as global leader in NAS segment

Ahmad Zeidan, Channel Sales Manager, Netgear Middle East

NETGEAR 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.

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.

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