NetApp Announces 2009 UK Partner Award Winners

Success for Alpha, Anix, b2net, Computerland, IBM Global Services, ISC, LETN and SCC

London, 30 April 2009 - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) celebrated the success of its UK partners at its third annual NetApp Partner Awards Dinner. The event, which took place in London's Bloombury Ballroom, brought together more than 200 guests for the awards ceremony and saw winners in eight categories recognised for outstanding achievements over the last twelve months. NetApp rewarded the success and commitment of both individuals and organisations as part of its ongoing commitment to its relationships with its partners and to the channel.

NetApp's senior sales and channel executives; Nick Thurlow, VP Sales, EMEA and Pete Rawden, Regional Director - Channels and General Business UK & Ireland were part of the panel that judged the awards. The entry and nomination process evaluated factors within each award category including new business activity, quality of NetApp deployments, exceptional customer experience and innovation.

Winners:
Outstanding Achievement - Professional Services Partner: ISC
Outstanding Achievement - SI Partner: IBM Global Services
Outstanding Achievement - Virtualisation Partner: Anix
Marketing Excellence: SCC
Outstanding Achievement - VIP Partner: b2net
Best New Partner: LETN
Outstanding Achievement - Sales Individual: Simon Birney, Alpha
Outstanding Achievement - Technical Individual: David Waters, Computerland

Pete Rawden, Regional Director, Channels and General Business UK & Ireland, NetApp said: "Congratulations to all of those businesses and individuals who were nominated and who won on the night. The standard of entries was particularly high this year and it was, at times, very difficult selecting the final winners. These companies and individuals most strongly demonstrated commitment to helping customers transform and accelerate their business; offered end users increased flexibility and efficiency for lower cost and demonstrated a relationship built on insight and trust. We were delighted with the quality and quantity of the entries received and the depth and breadth of the fantastic work our partners have delivered over the last year. We look forward to building on the relationships with our partners in the future."

NetApp Partner Award winners are able to display the NetApp Partner Award logo across their company's communications and receive additional marketing support. Sponsors of this year's awards include Bell Micro, DNS and Fastlane.

Nick Thurlow, NetApp's VP Sales, EMEA said: "NetApp's partners in the UK are a vital part of our business success and enable end-users of NetApp's technology to get a tailored and bespoke solution that meets their business requirements. It is very encouraging to see such commitment to the pursuit of excellence, innovation, and quality from our partners and I would like to offer my sincere thanks and congratulations to all."

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