The stock was last quoted at $43.25, up 8.6%, on volume of 4.6 million, according to Nasdaq.com. Based on a regular-session close at $39.88, the shares are up 8% so far in 2012. "More and more customers are leveraging storage virtualization to re-architect their data centers in order to gain efficiency, flexibility and cost savings, and NetApp provides the most compelling value proposition in the industry for both private and public cloud deployments," said Tom Georgens, the company's president and CEO, in a statement. "Our success is evident in our results, as NetApp won a record number of new customers, significantly increased our units shipped -- including a record number of high-end systems, and saw solid revenue growth across almost all geographies in our third quarter." The sell side was semi-bullish ahead of the report with 20 of the 36 analysts covering NetApp at strong buy (6) or buy (14), and the median 12-month price target at $45.50. Check out TheStreet's quote page for NetApp for year-to-date share performance, analyst ratings, earnings estimates and much more.