Global HQ: Sunnyvale, California, US Website: www.netapp.com
Global leader: Tom Georgens
Local leader: Peter O’Connor, VP, ASEAN, Australia and New Zealand
Core activity: Storage and data management
Revenue: US$3.93 billion (FY2009-2010, ended June 30)
Key customers: Weta Digital, BT Global Services, T-Systems, Cisco
By all accounts, the 8333 employees of NetApp are very happy campers, particularly those in Australia, with NetApp Australia ranking first on BRW’s Best Places to Work list in 2010, while its Stateside counterparts are fairly chipper too, having made it to seven on Fortune magazine’s Great Places to Work 2010 list in the US. Those happy workers recently collaborated with Cisco and VMware to deliver new capabilities for the dynamic datacentre.
In the year ahead, NetApp will look to continue to help customers increase business agility through its portfolio of solutions for business applications, test and development environments, storage for virtual desktops and servers, disk-to-disk back-up and cloud enablement. Stuart Finlayson
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