Leading Analyst Firm Positions NetApp as a Leader Within Midrange and High-End NAS Solutions Magic Quadrant

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - April 18, 2011 - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc., in the Leaders quadrant for midrange and high-end NAS solutions. In a recently released research note, "Magic Quadrant for Midrange and High-End NAS Solutions,"[1] 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. These vendors demonstrate a clear understanding of market needs; they are innovators and thought leaders; and they have well-articulated plans that customers and prospects can use when designing their storage infrastructures and strategies."

"We believe our position in the Gartner Leaders quadrant is strong recognition of the flexibility, efficiency, and value NetApp® solutions deliver to enable compelling business outcomes for our customers," said Chris Cummings, vice president, Product and Solutions Marketing at NetApp. "As more organisations move to public and private cloud infrastructures, they are turning to NetApp technologies to increase business agility and respond faster to business needs. NetApp continues to gain adoption by delivering innovations built on a single, unified architecture that are optimised for shared infrastructures."

NetApp provides the platform of choice to help customers make the transition to a flexible and efficient shared IT infrastructure-the foundation for cloud computing-and enable IT to be an accelerator of the business. With the NetApp Unified Storage Architecture, customers can support many applications, diverse workloads, and changing requirements through a single platform and set of processes to reduce complexity and drive down costs. In addition to its Unified Storage Architecture, NetApp's innovative storage and data management technologies, such as scale up and scale out, secure multi-tenancy, storage efficiency, and service automation and analytics, help customers capitalize on new growth opportunities and drive greater efficiencies. For more information regarding NetApp's storage systems, visit www.netapp.com/au/products/storage-systems.

To view the Magic Quadrant for Midrange and High-End NAS Solutions, visit www.netapp.com/us/library/analyst-reports/ar-magic-quadrant-for-midrange.html.

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About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2011 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] "Magic Quadrant for Midrange and High-End NAS Solutions" by Pushan Rinnen, Roger W. Cox, and Robert E. Passmore, March 2011.