Microsoft vs NetApp

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Microsoft
Based on 793 reviews.
NetApp
Based on 391 reviews.
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
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
Microsoft DPM: Medical Park, Centropol Energy, a.s., NCFE, D & H Distributing, Metalor, Colosseum, a.s., Sanitas S.A., Icebreaker
NetApp V-Series [EOL]: City of Houston, Health Choice Network, SVC Bank, Plex Systems, Larsen & Toubro, IWD, JCVI
NetApp Cloud Backup: Blach Construction, NASA, Riggs, Counselman, Michaels & Downes, Seminole County Public Schools and Spot Trading
NetApp SnapCenter: All for One Steeb AG, Accenture
Popular Solutions
Top Comparisons
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Top Industries
Financial Services Firm
17%
Manufacturing Company
7%
Comms Service Provider
7%
Healthcare Company
6%
Financial Services Firm
12%
Healthcare Company
8%
Retailer
8%
Manufacturing Company
7%
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