NetApp and Oracle Agree to Dismiss Lawsuits

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - September 9, 2010 - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that both parties have agreed to dismiss their pending patent litigation, which began in 2007 between Sun Microsystems and NetApp. Oracle and NetApp seek to have the lawsuits dismissed without prejudice. The terms of the agreement are confidential.

"For more than a decade, Oracle and NetApp have shared a common vision focused on providing solutions that reduce IT cost and complexity for thousands of customers worldwide," said Tom Georgens, president and CEO of NetApp. "Moving forward, we will continue to collaborate with Oracle to deliver solutions that help our mutual customers gain greater flexibility and efficiency in their IT infrastructures."

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