NetApp Inc was incorporated in California in April 1992. It is a provider of storage and data management software, systems and services. Its storage solutions help customers create flexible, efficient and available IT infrastructures. Its unified scale-out fabric-attached storage (FAS) platform is designed to meet the demanding requirements of shared infrastructures and cloud environments. Its E-Series storage area network (SAN) platform is designed to meet demanding performance and capacity requirements while retaining simplicity and an optimized price to performance ratio. It sells to a variety of customers, with a corresponding variety of sales cycles. In addition, the majority of its sales are made indirectly through channel partners, including value-added resellers, systems integrators, distributors, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and strategic business partners. The Company's main competitors include HDS, IBM, Kaminario, Nimble Storage, Nimbus Data, Tegile, Tintri and Violin Memory. The Company's main tradearks or registered trademarks are NetApp, the NetApp logo, Active IQ, AltaVault, ASUP, AutoSupport, Campaign Express, Cloud ONTAP, clustered Data ONTAP, Customer Fitness, Data ONTAP, DataMotion, Element, Fitness, Flash Accel, Flash Cache, Flash Pool, FlashRay, FlexArray, FlexCache, FlexClone, FlexPod, FlexScale, FlexShare, FlexVol, FPolicy, Fueled by SolidFire, GetSuccessful, Go Further, Faster, LockVault, Manage ONTAP, Mars, MetroCluster, MultiStore, NetApp Insight, OnCommand, ONTAP, ONTAPI, RAID DP, RAID-TEC. SANtricity, SecureShare, Simplicity, Simulate ONTAP, SnapCenter, Snap Creator, SnapCopy, SnapDrive, SnapIntegrator, SnapLock, SnapManager, SnapMirror, SnapMover, SnapProtect, SnapRestore, Snapshot, SnapValidator, SnapVault, SolidFire, SolidFire Helix, Helix Design, StorageGRID, Tech OnTap, Unbound Cloud, and WAFL. The Company is subject to other federal, state and local regulations regarding workplace safety and protection of the environment.