March 11, 2011 08:45 ET

Equity Research on Brocade Communications Systems Inc. and NetApp Inc. - Competing for the Cloud

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 11, 2011) - has a handpicked team of market professionals with over 100 years of combined investing experience. Today they are providing members comprehensive research on the data storage devices industry and are offering free analytical research on Brocade Communications Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: BRCD) and NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP). Register with us today at to have free access to this research and speak to one of our pros.

The cloud platform is the fastest growing segment of the data storage device industry and not surprisingly one of the most competitive at the moment. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future. is the Ultimate Trading Environment for investors. If you are considering owning Brocade Communications Systems Inc. and NetApp Inc. then you should sign up for a free membership and our complimentary reports today at Over the last 5 years our returns outpaced any of the major indexes. Shine's performance in 2005 was +14%, 2006 + 26%, 2007 +99%, 2008 + 355% and 2009 + 46%. Sign up today to find out what you are missing. 

The low to medium data storage range is especially competitive these days. With much of the high range dominated by large companies like HP and IBM, this niche is particularly important to smaller companies like Brocade Communications Systems Inc. and NetApp Inc. Since companies competing in this market deal primarily with small- to medium-sized businesses, being able to out-price rivals is key but occasionally detrimental to margins. NetApp controls almost a quarter of the medium range data storage market but newer, cheaper technologies that have hit the market recently may threaten their market share. Brocade Communications Systems Inc. and NetApp Inc. reports are accessible for free by registering today at or

Increased competition in the small to medium data storage market has also made partnerships and acquisitions more attractive strategies. 

Moving forward, while competition may dent profit margins and eat into market shares, demand for companies capable of providing data storage solutions for the cloud platform remains strong. Merger, acquisition and partnership activity may also be on the rise and certainly well worth tracking for investors in this industry.

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