Exclusive: NetApp SVP Mark Weber on Federal Data Storage Market
Weber talks to TheNewNewInternet about a recent GovWin report that says NetApp controls 41 percent of the federal data storage market
In an important exclusive article, Mark Weber, senior vice president and general manager of NetApp’s U.S. public sector subsidiary, commented on a recent GovWin report stating that NetApp led all data storage vendors in the federal market. (below)
TheNewNewInternet was able to get an exclusive comment from the executive to follow-up on an article published earlier on the announcement. (below)
In the article, Weber first spoke generally about IT spending, “For every IT dollar that was spent in products six years ago, about 8 cents was spent on storage. Now, of that IT dollar, more like 25 cents of every IT dollar is spent on storage.”
He also spoke about the rise of data internationally.
“50 percent of our revenue from NetApp comes from outside the U.S., 50 percent inside. We’re a pretty diverse company already as far as going to market with our products,” Weber said.
“In my space though, we’re very focused on the state and local and education market and the healthcare market. But, we see growth everywhere. The data explosion is not just exclusive to the federal government. The healthcare market is another place we see big data growth.”
When asked about the study that gave NetApp 41 percent of the market share, Weber spoke about validation.
“It’s wonderful when you get validation on where you stand in the market," Weber said.
"We’ve kind of known that we’re the number one player in the federal market for many years, but this is the first time that a research organization has published a storage market share study.You get pretty excited when you get that validation from an independent organization.
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