Honors and Awards Given to NetApp

Top 300 Organizations Granted U.S. Patents in 2013 (IPO)
Jun 2014

Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) has published its 2013 "Top 300 Patent Owners" list. In its 31st year, the list reports the 300 organizations that received the most utility patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in the previous year. NetApp was named to the list for the 8th consecutive year, ranking 164 for having had 182 US patents issued in CY13.

Silicon Valley's 2014 Best CIO Awards – Finalist: Cynthia Stoddard (Silicon Valley Business Journal)
Jun 2014

Silicon Valley's 2014 Best CIO Awards highlight the Chief Information Officer/Chief Technology Officers who are exceptional leaders in the business world and involved in the community. Cynthia Stoddard was recognized on this year’s list as “Best CIO - Public Company: Finalist.”

2014 Women of the Channel (CRN)
Jun 2014

This year, CRN honors 340 Women of the Channel whose expertise and vision are deserving of recognition. NetApp’s Regina Kunkle, Debra Sperling, Melanie Barrier, and Christine Linthacum made this year’s list.

2014 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards (Microsoft)
May 2014

This year, Microsoft received over 3,200 nominations from 112 different countries for the 46 different global award opportunities for their 2014 Partner of the Year Awards. The annual awards celebrate top Microsoft partners that are solving customer challenges with creative technology solutions. NetApp was selected as a finalist in the following two categories: Public Sector Partner of the Year — Public Safety/National Security and Management and Virtualization Partner of the Year.

Citrix Best of Synergy Awards 2014
May 2014

Citrix Best of Synergy Awards 2014 recognize Citrix Synergy sponsoring companies who best excel in delivering solutions that solve customer challenges in combination with Citrix products. One winner was chosen from each of the four categories by Synergy attendees via popular vote. NetApp was named the winner in the Cloud Ecosystem category.

Big Data 100: Big Data Infrastructure, Tools And Services (CRN)
May 2014

The CRN editorial team created the second annual Big Data 100 list, identifying vendors that have demonstrated an ability to innovate in bringing to market products and services that help business work with big data. NetApp was recognized on this year's list, along with 24 other big data infrastructure, tool and service companies offering everything from hardware servers to software platforms and applications to cloud-based services.

Best Places to Work 2014: Large Companies (Washington Business Journal)
May 2014

Washington Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” list honors the area's leading employers, recognizing the excellent spirit and diverse characteristics of the many top companies across the region. The NetApp Vienna office ranked #10 on this year’s list. This is NetApp’s 6th consecutive year in the top 10.

Best Legal Departments 2014 (Corporate Counsel)
May 2014

The winners of the "Best Legal Departments 2014" by Corporate Counsel are a diverse bunch. They do creative, state-of-the-art work and often confront potentially dangerous crises, from economic meltdowns to bribery scandals. NetApp's legal department was honored on this year's list.

The 20 Most Flexible Employers In America
Apr 2014

Business Insider's list of the "20 Most Flexible Employers In America" is based on exclusive data from PayScale, which asks employees to answer questions about their employers' flexibility. The companies considered for the honor are chosen from the complete Fortune 500 list. NetApp ranked #2 on this year's list!

It's here! The 2014 list of 100 Best Workplaces in Canada is being unveiled today. Produced by Great Place to Work
Apr 2014

"The 2014 List of Best Workplaces in Canada” is part of the world's largest annual workplace study, which culminates in a series of national lists in almost 50 countries, including the study's flagship list of 100 Best companies published annually in Fortune magazine. Globally, this survey represents the voices of 11 million employees, including approximately 300,000 from Canada alone. NetApp Canada ranked #4 on this year’s list in the Large/Multinational category.

Going For The Gold: 2014 Channel Champions
Apr 2014

CRN’s 24th annual Channel Champions awards highlight the vendor partners that solution providers voted to be best-of-the-best for 2014. The winning vendors were chosen based on the scores provided by 6,000 solution providers across a wide range of technologies and on the criteria crucial to a successful partnership. NetApp has moved up into the No. 2 position on this year's list in the Enterprise Network Storage category.

Best Places to Work 2014, Crain’s Chicago Business: NetApp Inc.
Apr 2014

Crain's Chicago published their 2014 list of the "Best Places to Work." The top ten features the overall best workplaces scored their traditional way, but they also have a short list for the best workplaces for millennials and Gen X (individuals who were born between the 1960s and early 1980s). In addition to being ranked #8 on the overall top ten list, NetApp ranked #4 on the Gen X list.

NetApp's Connie Brenton | Women of Influence 2014
Apr 2014

Silicon Valley Business Journal spotlights 100 women in the 2014 Women of Influence class who are remaking Silicon Valley. They surveyed the worlds of technology, venture capital, healthcare, real estate and nonprofit to find the people whose work deserves special recognition. This year, Connie Brenton, Chief of Staff, Director of Legal Operations at NetApp, placed on the list.

America's 50 Outstanding General Counsel
Mar 2014

The National Law Journal's "America's 50 Outstanding General Counsel" lists the 50 lawyers who have what it takes to run exemplary in-house legal departments. These individuals are chosen for demonstrating leadership (defined as guiding the company, serving as a model for others), as well as for their legal results (defined as changing the law and effectively ending disputes). NetApp General Counsel Matthew Fawcett was recognized on this year’s list.

Tech 10: Must-See Big Data Storage Products: Page 7 of 11
Mar 2014

This month's CRN Tech Ten features a number of recently introduced data storage systems that can help IT managers meet the Big Data challenge. The slideshow highlights the key hybrid cloud and multivendor capabilities of NetApp’s FAS8000 series, and discusses the benefits this brings to enterprises that are managing Big Data across public and private clouds.

2014 Partner Programs Guide: 5-Star Storage Vendors
Mar 2014

The 2014 Partner Programs Guide offers the information solution providers need to evaluate IT vendors they work with or are considering working with. The guide is based on detailed applications vendors submitted outlining all aspects of their partner programs. As part of the Partner Program Guide, some programs are designated as 5-Star Partner Programs. Thus far, NetApp has been named a 5-Star Partner Program in the Cloud, Software and Storage categories.

2014 Partner Programs Guide: 5-Star Software Vendors
Mar 2014

The 2014 Partner Programs Guide offers the information solution providers need to evaluate IT vendors they work with or are considering working with. The guide is based on detailed applications vendors submitted outlining all aspects of their partner programs. As part of the Partner Program Guide, some programs are designated as 5-Star Partner Programs. Thus far, NetApp has been named a 5-Star Partner Program in the Cloud, Software and Storage categories.

2014 Partner Programs Guide: 5-Star Cloud Vendors
Mar 2014

The 2014 Partner Programs Guide offers the information solution providers need to evaluate IT vendors they work with or are considering working with. The guide is based on detailed applications vendors submitted outlining all aspects of their partner programs. As part of the Partner Program Guide, some programs are designated as 5-Star Partner Programs. Thus far, NetApp has been named a 5-Star Partner Program in the Cloud, Software and Storage categories.

Top STEM Companies for Women 2014
Mar 2014

Each year, DiversityComm, Inc. and its four diversity magazines conduct select evaluations of the nation’s Top STEM Employers, Top Diversity Employers, Supplier Diversity Programs and Executives, Industry Leaders, Law Enforcement & Government Agencies and Colleges, Best of the Best Logo 2014 Universities and MBA Schools. The evaluations also integrate findings by each magazine independently to identify "Best of the Best" in relation to outreach and accessibility to the African American, Hispanic/Latino, Veteran and Female population. This year, NetApp was named as one of the Top STEM Companies for Women by Professional Woman's Magazine.

Class of 2014 Yearbook: The Honorees
Feb 2014

Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders Awards honor 100 individuals who guide the effective use of information technology to improve their company's business performance. Premier 100 IT Leader honorees are CIOs, Vice Presidents, Directors and Managers from IT and a wide range of other business functions as technology becomes more deeply embedded throughout the enterprise. Cynthia Stoddard, NetApp Chief Information Officer, was named to Computerworld’s Premier 100 class of 2014.

2014 Data Center 100: 20 Infrastructure Providers
Feb 2014

CRN presents the 100 vendors that comprise the 2014 Data Center 100 broken into five categories - Infrastructure, Virtualization, Hosts, Designers and Tools. The Infrastructure category looks at companies providing the hardware upon which data center compute, power and cooling infrastructures are built. NetApp is featured as the second-largest independent storage vendor and the largest to offer the same storage operating system across nearly all its product families. NetApp partners with Cisco in developing the FlexPod line of converged server-storage-networking data center solutions.

Best Places to Work 2014
Jan 2014

Dedicated Employees and Innovative Culture Earn NetApp Recognition as a Best Company to Work for in America, Driving Success for Customers and Partners

Converged Systems
Jan 2014

In January 2014, IT Brand Pulse conducted a survey of IT professionals. The respondents were asked which vendors they perceived as the leader in six categories for Converged Systems (Market, Price, Performance, Reliability, Service & Support and Innovation). NetApp/Cisco FlexPod was selected as the 2014 Market Leader for Converged Systems.