Every day I hear stories about the innovativeways you are leveraging our technology to solve storage and datamanagement challenges to help make your budgets go further and yourbusiness go faster.
From our very first customer who believed inthe value of our space-saving snapshot technology; to the growingfinancial services company who transformed its data center from acost center into an engine for innovation and cultural change; tothe internet and technology giants who today serve more than 1Bcustomers with cloud services built on a NetApp storage foundation,it is exciting and gratifying to be a part of helping you achievesuccess for your business.
This month marks a major milestone for NetAppas we celebrate our 20th anniversary. What began in 1992 with anidea sketched on a placemat has grown into an industry-leading $6B+company with over 12,000 employees who are committed to building amodel company focused on your success. We owe this achievement tothe vision of our founders, the dedication of our employees, thestrength of our partnerships, and the success of our customers.
On behalf of the entire NetApp team, I thankall of our customers and partners for helping make our vision areality.
The spirit of innovation has never beenstronger here at NetApp and we look forward to continuing to workwith you to help your business go further, faster for decades tocome.
President & CEO, NetApp