NetApp Appoints Datacom as a Gold Partner

AUCKLAND, New Zealand-14 April, 2009- NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced the appointment of New Zealand IT solutions provider Datacom as a Gold Partner for all NetApp products and solutions.

Datacom is New Zealand's largest locally-owned IT company and offers a full range of IT and professional business services in the areas of IT Management, Software and Integration and Business Services, with a specialisation in the provision of storage solutions.

Datacom's appointment as a NetApp Gold Partner recognises its investment in NetApp technologies and solutions and gives trained staff access to NetApp's Sales Tools, Collateral, Online Free Training, Sales and Technical Training and Specialisation Programs.

Kevin Hall, Managing Director of Datacom New Zealand, said, "We are happy to be on board as a NetApp Gold Partner. Through our NetApp partnership we will be able to offer customers innovative and efficient storage solutions that lead to true cost savings - a very important factor for businesses in the current economic environment."

Scott Morris, Director of Partner Sales for NetApp Australia and New Zealand, said, "We are pleased to announce Datacom as our newest Gold Partner in New Zealand. Datacom's business values and goals align closely with NetApp's focus on customer success, simplicity and innovation, so we can offer our customers solutions to their storage problems that provide real business benefits. We look forward to a successful partnership."

About Datacom
Datacom is the largest New Zealand-owned IT services provider. Datacom has a long and successful history providing creative, innovative and industry-leading IT solutions and services to some of New Zealand's largest organisations in both corporate and government sectors. Founded in Christchurch New Zealand in 1965, Datacom has a successful 40 year trading history, is consistently growing and profitable and has a track record of delivering innovative, value-for-money technology solutions. Datacom trades nationwide in New Zealand, in Australia and parts of Asia.

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