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Microsoft vs NetApp

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Microsoft
Based on 4240 reviews.
NetApp
Based on 685 reviews.
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Overview
Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Microsoft Windows. The company's 1986 initial public offering, and subsequent rise in its share price, created three billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires from Microsoft employees. Since the 1990s, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and has made a number of corporate acquisitions. In May 2011, Microsoft acquired Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion in its largest acquisition to date.
NetApp, Inc., formerly Network Appliance, Inc., is an American computer storage and data management company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. It is a member of the NASDAQ-100. It was ranked on the Fortune 500 for the first time in 2012. NetApp was founded in 1992 by David Hitz, James Lau, It had its initial public offering in 1995. NetApp thrived in the internet bubble years of the mid 1990s to 2001, during which the company grew to $1 billion in annual revenue. After the bubble burst, NetApp's revenues quickly declined to $800 million in its fiscal year 2002. Since then, the company's revenues have steadily climbed.
Sample Customers
Microsoft Remote Desktop Services
Bank Alfalah Ltd.
StorSimple
AGC AusGroup. Black & Veatch, Catholic School Board, Convergent Computing, GF Health Products, Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Mazda, Medplast, Mulvanny G2 Architecture, Paul Smith, Provoke Solutions Ltd, Saudi ReadyMix, SK Telecom, TechSmith, Textron, Walbridge
Avere
Teradyne, Jam Filled, Inova Translational Medicine Institute, Eight VFX, H3 Biomedicine
Microsoft DPM
Medical Park, Centropol Energy, a.s., NCFE, D & H Distributing, Metalor, Colosseum, a.s., Sanitas S.A., Icebreaker
Azure Backup
Russell Reynolds Associates, Somerset County Council, Kardem, PCL Construction
Microsoft Azure Object Storage
Umbraco, Xbox, Radioshack, 343 Industries, McKesson
Microsoft Azure File Storage
Talon, Camden
Microsoft Azure Block Storage
Mazda, BlinkBox, Rakuten Showtime, Xbox One, Serko, ChronoDrive
Azure Cache for Redis
Chipotle, Tata Consultancy Services, Alaska Airlines
NetApp AltaVault
Blach Construction, NASA, Riggs, Counselman, Michaels & Downes, Seminole County Public Schools and Spot Trading
NetApp SnapCenter
All for One Steeb AG, Accenture
Azure NetApp Files
SAP, Restaurant Magic
NetApp Cloud Volumes Service for Google Cloud
Atos, Bandwidth, Wuxi NextCode
NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP
Rohit, AdvacnedMD, D2L, Trinity Mirror, Eidos Media, WireStorm, Cordant Group, JFK Medical Center, ALD Automotive, Healthix, City of Baton Rouge, ON Semiconductor
NetApp Global File Cache
FACTO GEO, RobertBird Group, METROMONT
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Top Industries
Comms Service Provider
23%
Computer Software Company
17%
Financial Services Firm
8%
Government
7%
Comms Service Provider
23%
Computer Software Company
21%
Manufacturing Company
9%
Financial Services Firm
6%
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