NetApp Appoints New Distribution Partner In New Zealand

AUCKLAND, New Zealand-19 November 2007 -- Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) today announced the appointment of Value Added Distributor Limited as a new distribution partner for all NetApp products and solutions across New Zealand.

Value Added Distributor Limited (VAD Limited) is a solutions oriented distributor which aims to foster strong relationships with New Zealand resellers and provides in-depth channel support for its select group of technical products.

Peter O'Connor, Managing Director for NetApp Australia and New Zealand, said, "We are very pleased to announce our new distribution partnership with Value Added Distributors in New Zealand.

"We chose to partner with VAD Limited due to its strong customer focus, excellent understanding of the technology market, and strong footprint in New Zealand. Its targeted product range will provide the channel with the support and advice it needs to implement informed sales strategies for all NetApp products.

"NetApp is constantly identifying new ways to improve customer and partner relationships, and this partnership will promote further breadth of coverage and increased brand awareness by giving resellers greater access to our products."

Stuart Alexander, Sales Director for Value Added Distributors Limited, said, "We pride ourselves on working with vendors who provide exceptional technology, and foster customer relationships that can not only build our business but also boost opportunity for our channel and vendor partners. This partnership with NetApp meets all of these expectations and I look forward to seeing great results from all parties involved."

The new partnership is effective immediately.

About Network Appliance
Network Appliance is a leading provider of innovative data management solutions that simplify the complexity of storing, managing, protecting, and retaining enterprise data. Market leaders around the world choose NetApp to help them reduce cost, minimize risk, and adapt to change. For solutions that deliver unmatched simplicity and value, visit us on the Web at www-au.netapp.com.

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