Nov 28 (Reuters) - NetApp beat second-quarter revenue expectations on resilient demand for its cloud-based data solutions as companies push on digital transformation projects, sending its shares up 10% after the bell on Thursday.

Rise of artificial intelligence applications has also boosted spending on cloud computing, including storage solutions like the ones provided by NetApp.

"We are at the forefront of the evolution of the storage industry, helping our customers turn disruption into opportunity," CEO George Kurian said.

The company, whose clients include's Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud and Microsoft's Azure, helps businesses improve efficiency of their data storage infrastructure.

NetApp reported a total revenue of $1.56 billion for the quarter ended Oct. 27, beating analysts' average estimate of $1.53 billion, according to LSEG data.

On an adjusted basis, it earned $1.58 per share compared with $1.48 a year earlier.

The company forecast net revenue for the third quarter to be between $1.51 billion and $1.67 billion, the mid-point of which was above analysts' estimate of $1.56 billion.

It expects adjusted profit between $1.64 and $1.74 per share, above market expectation of $1.53.

(Reporting by Harshita Mary Varghese in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)