NetApp Appoints Spectrum Engineering Consortium as Gold Partner in Bangladesh

Spectrum instrumental in providing best-of-breed storage and data management solutions in the country

Delhi, India - 3rd May, 2010 - As part of its strategy to maximize customer value through increased engagements, NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced the appointment of Spectrum Engineering Consortium as a Gold Partner in Bangladesh. The company will provide storage and data management solutions across the country. With a commitment to customer success, businesses in Bangladesh will now have easy access to the powerful suite of offerings from NetApp that will foster data centre transformation, empowering organizations to do more with less while enabling reduced costs and complexities, and faster results.

Mr. Surajit Sen, Director - Channel Marketing & Alliances, NetApp India said, "This move reinforces NetApp's commitment to deliver unmatched value to businesses. Recruiting strong partners is key to augmenting NetApp's channel strategy and with its proven expertise and wide reach, Spectrum Engineering Consortium is the apt partner for NetApp in Bangladesh. This partnership will bring together proven Best Practices developed by NetApp over the years, while local expertise brought in by Spectrum Engineering Consortium will enable us to fuel business innovation and breakthroughs for our customers. We look forward to this partnership creating new milestones in the country."

The Information and Communications Technology industry is experiencing exponential growth and businesses are undergoing rapid transformations. Through this alliance, the company attempts to reach out to various fast-growing verticals - telecom, financial institutions and media to provide scalable and efficient storage solutions.

Commenting on the alliance, Mr. Tanveer Ehsanur Rahman, Director, IT Infrastructure, Spectrum Engineering Consortium said, "We are honoured to be appointed a Gold-certified partner for NetApp in the country. This will give us a tremendous opportunity to jointly increase the footprint of efficient data management solutions in Bangladesh. Technology from NetApp will enable businesses to leverage existing infrastructure as well as take advantage of best-of- breed solutions for performance that they can rely on. Additionally, we will collaborate to jointly assess, design, implement and optimize the data management infrastructure and help maximize value for our customers. We are excited to address the possibilities before us."

About Spectrum Engineering Consortium
Spectrum Engineering Consortium Ltd. (SECL) designs and delivers IT-enabled business solutions to global clients. SECL provides services by leveraging its CMMI (level 3) compliant process, 15 years of business expertise and strategic alliances with world-leading technology providers & system integrators. Over the years Spectrum has enhanced its capability through strategic alliances with world- leading technology giants like NetApp, Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco, VMware, HCL, Systimax, Intel, D-Link, , etc. With a balanced view of strategy, people, process and technology, Spectrum creates value for clients by transferring knowledge throughout each engagement. Spectrum's service offerings range from product development, system migration and process re-engineering, systems integration to IT consulting and IT operations and infrastructure services. To learn more about Spectrum visit www.spectrum-bd.com.

About NetApp
NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that accelerate business breakthroughs and deliver outstanding cost efficiency. Discover our passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster at www.netapp.com/in.

Press Contacts:
Shalini Kaul
NetApp India
+91-11-40516734
Shalini.Kaul@netapp.com

Sayeef Rahman
Senior Manager, Business Development
Spectrum Engineering Consortium Limited
Sayeef@spectrum-bd.com

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