NetApp Delivers Signifigant Total-Cost Advantages Over EMC Celerra For Windows File Services Consolidation

AUSTRALIA, Sydney - 7 March 2007 - Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that the cost of owning NetApp enterprise-class storage solutions for Windows file services environments is lower than that of competing offerings from EMC, according to a total cost comparison (TCC) study conducted by Mercer Management Consulting.

The goal of the study was to identify the total cost of acquiring, deploying, operating, and managing EMC Celerra and NetApp FAS environments, based on typical configurations and storage management policies. This report will help customers who have already decided to perform Windows file services consolidation, choose between NetApp and EMC. The findings included in the study are based exclusively on actual cost data provided by network storage administrators and IT managers from midsized and large enterprises across various industries in Europe and North America.

Key findings in the Mercer study include:

Total Cost of NetApp versus EMC Celerra
Based on typical configurations and storage management policies for companies that consolidate only the data centre, NetApp has a 30% to 39% cost advantage over EMC Celerra, depending on the type of Celerra deployment.

Product Acquisition and Ongoing Vendor Costs
NetApp provides a 30% to 40% cost advantage over EMC Celerra in product acquisition and ongoing vendor costs.

Internal Operational Costs
NetApp provides a 23% cost advantage over EMC Celerra in internal operational costs.

Downtime and Recovery Costs
NetApp provides a 36% to 55% cost advantage over EMC Celerra solutions in downtime and recovery costs.

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Mark Heers
Network Appliance, Inc.
+61 2 9779 5623
Mark.heers@netapp.com

Rachel York
Max Australia
+61 2 9954 3492
Rachel.york@maxaustralia.com.au