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NetApp tops vendors serving U.S gov information storage needs

By Emeka Aginam

After thorough analysis of federal procurement data ranging from 2009 to 2011,  GovWin Consulting, the management consulting division of Deltek, has identified NetApp as the top vendor serving the U.S. federal government’s information storage needs.

The study further revealed that NetApp held a 41.2% market share in FY 2011 even as as in overall, the top five vendors represent 86% of the federal market, with NetApp  leading its competitors by more than 12%.

According to Rex Mafiana, NetApp West Africa’s District Manager, the company’s solutions were even more relevant to the public sector in the Big Data age.

Both defense and civilian agencies, he said were seeing a substantial increase in the volume of storage they need.

When you add those with cloud computing, mobility, and virtualization into the networking mix, the demand for capacity, according to him, was only going to continue to grow.

“The public sector is facing some unique challenges given the various mandates, regulations, and demands it’s obliged to”, he said, adding that, “Due to those challenges, the importance of deriving value from the immense volumes of data is even greater, and is possible with NetApp’s solutions”.

Since its establishment in 2002 and following the successful adoption of NetApp technology by the Nigerian IT industry, NetApp’s Nigerian office has grown in leaps and bounds. This has been clearly demonstrated by the growth of the company’s installed base in all major sectors of the Nigerian economy including the Government, Financial Services, Insurance, Telecommunications, Oil & Gas and Manufacturing.

As of today, NetApp technology is being used in 8 out of the top 10 banks in Nigeria including the Apex Bank, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as well as all oil exploration companies, and Telcos who run their critical business applications on NetApp storage infrastructure. The success of NetApp Nigeria is being talked about within NetApp all over the world.

NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that accelerate business breakthroughs and achieve outstanding cost efficiency.

DataGroupIT specializes in the distribution of leading-edge IT products in the African market. Over the years, DataGroupIT has brought to this market cutting edge technologies from world leading vendors to enable our clients to practice the best of breed solutions in the following categories: Storage, IT Security, Log Management, Document Management, Data & Application Security, Mobile Data Encryption and Biometric. DataGroupIT operate in: Nigeria, Angola, Ghana, Kenya.


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