NetApp Customers Implement Deduplication Technology On More Than 37,000 Systems Worldwide

SYDNEY, Australia - 14 May 2009 - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that customers continue to adopt deduplication at a rapid pace. With NetApp's unique deduplication technology, customers are able to eliminate duplicate data across all tiers of storage, allowing them to combat data proliferation while creating a more efficient storage infrastructure. Through April of this year, 7,200 NetApp customers activated deduplication on over 37,000 systems, representing an astounding 514 petabytes in usable storage capacity.

In addition to NetApp's complete family of FAS systems, the power of its deduplication technology is also available on NetApp V-Series virtualized storage systems and Virtual Tape Library (VTL) systems. As a result, NetApp deduplication can be applied to storage systems manufactured by EMC, HP, Hitachi Data Systems, and others, providing customers with the industry's only end-to-end deduplication solution, spanning primary, backup, and archival storage applications.

"With budgets constricted across IT organisations, NetApp continues to offer the most compelling deduplication solutions to help our customers increase storage efficiency and save time and money," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Solutions Marketing, NetApp.

NetApp deduplication strengthens NetApp's portfolio of space-saving technologies, which include thin provisioning, Snapshot™ copies, and flexible clones. Like most of these space-saving technologies, NetApp deduplication is a feature that comes at no extra cost. NetApp is the only major storage and data management vendor to embed deduplication technology in all of its unified storage systems.

To view a unique perspective on deduplication insights and developments, visit the "Ask Dr Dedupe" blog at http://blogs.netapp.com/drdedupe/.

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