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.
Rocket Software is a privately held software development firm with business and technology partnerships with IBM, EMC, and others. The company has more than 1200 employees, and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA. Rocket Software was founded in Boston in 1990 with a focus on IBM DB2 tools. Rocket's products are in the analytics, data, storage, applications and networks areas, and run on platforms including mainframe, Linuxvirtualized systems.