Netapp Positioned In Leaders Quadrant In Top Analyst Firm’s Midrange And High-End Nas Solutions Magic Quadrant

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - 7 April 2010 - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that Gartner, Inc. positioned NetApp in the Leaders quadrant for Midrange and High-End NAS Solutions1. In a recently released research report, "Magic Quadrant for Midrange and High-End NAS Solutions," Gartner asserts, "Vendors in the Leaders quadrant have the highest scores for their ability to execute and completeness of vision. A midrange and high-end NAS vendor in the Leaders quadrant has the market share, credibility, and marketing and sales capabilities needed to drive the acceptance of new technologies. It demonstrates understanding of market needs, is an innovator and thought leader, and has well-articulated plans that customers and prospects can use in designing their storage infrastructure and strategies."

"Our position in the Gartner Leaders quadrant is further proof that NetApp® NAS solutions continue to provide customers with the technology and innovation they require to meet their evolving storage infrastructure needs," said Manish Goel, executive vice president, Product Operations, NetApp. "Our FAS and V-Series products and Data ONTAP® software platform help customers simplify their operations, reduce costs, and improve storage efficiency."

NetApp NAS solutions are built on a unified storage platform, providing customers of all sizes with increased flexibility and performance along with industry-leading storage efficiency capabilities. With NetApp NAS solutions, customers are able to address their ever-changing data centre needs with powerful technologies such as MultiStore® for secure multi-tenancy; FlexCache® for improved performance; and NetApp Flash Cache, previously known as Performance Acceleration Module II, an innovative flash technology that delivers greater efficiency and simplified data management. Furthermore, NetApp NAS systems simultaneously offer native support for file serving and sharing, making them ideal for a variety of workloads, including application and server virtualization, enterprise and database applications, and Windows® and UNIX® environments.

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About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2010, by Gartner, Inc., and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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1 Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrant for Midrange and High-End NAS Solutions, Pushan Rinnen, Robert E. Passmore, Roger W. Cox, March 15, 2010.