Network Appliance completes acquisition of Topio

12 dicembre 2006 -- Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Topio, a privately held Santa Clara, California-based company with R&D in Haifa, Israel. Under the terms of the definitive agreement announced November 8, 2006, Network Appliance acquired Topio for approximately $160 million in an all-cash transaction.

Topio is highly regarded for its innovative software that helps customers replicate, recover, and protect data over any distance regardless of the underlying server or storage infrastructure. In addition to delivering a broader range of data protection, data migration, and data cloning capabilities, this acquisition expands the NetApp heterogeneous data-protection portfolio by simplifying the replication of data from other storage arrays to NetApp storage systems.

Topio will be a new Data Replication business unit within NetApp and its research and development team will continue to operate in Haifa, Israel.

Additional details on the NetApp acquisition of Topio can be found in the November 8 initial acquisition press release, available online at http://www.netapp.com/news/press/news_rel_20061108.

A proposito di Network Appliance

Network Appliance è leader mondiale nelle soluzioni storage unificate, rivolte alle aziende caratterizzate da un utilizzo intensivo dei dati. Sin dal suo ingresso nel mercato nel 1992, Network Appliance fornisce soluzioni in termini di tecnologia, prodotto e partnership, che continuano a guidare l'evoluzione dello storage. Ulteriori informazioni sulle soluzioni e i servizi Network Appliance sono disponibili al sito: www.netapp.it.


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Bastiaan van Amstel
Network Appliance
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