Department of Defence deepens NetApp relationship with $3 million "server" buy

NetApp has made a very large sale to the Department of Defence

A newly-released Contract Notice made available yesterday suggests that Australia's Department of Defence has invested more than $3 million in NetApp equipment.

The Department yesterday released basic details of a contract, valued at $3,284,545.30 for goods categorised as "server equipment" that will be fulfilled by NetApp.

SearchStorage ANZ has, in the past, asked NetApp to provide details of its sales to the Department of Defence, but has been told the company does not reveal details of its dealings with the Department.

The company has, however, recently sold three disk shelves to the Department, in with two sold in May 2008 and a third in September 2009. As all three shelf sales predate the new contract announcement, it seems reasonable to conclude that NetApp has a sizeable presence in the Department, and that its footprint has just expaned substantially!

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