NetApp manageability software achieves SAP endorsement for adaptive computing compliance and data archiving certification

May 18, 2006 - Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) today provides more evidence toward its close technology collaboration with SAP AG and the value NetApp brings to the data centre with key SAP compliance and certification. As a charter member of the SAP Enterprise Services Community Program, NetApp remains dedicated and focused on building out a single unified storage platform in support of the SAP NetWeaver platform. Today NetApp became one of the first storage vendors to complete compliance tests for Adaptive Computing in a Microsoft environment. The compliance tests, delivered through NetApp IP SAN storage solutions, were achieved using a NetApp developed storage plug-in. Additionally, NetApp Data ONTAP 7G software is now Certified for SAP NetWeaver, supporting the WebDav for SAP Data Archiving interface, which empowers customers to archive data directly using the XML-based archiving service from SAP solutions. Customers can now benefit from a single NetApp storage architecture that supports the adaptive computing capabilities and XML-based archiving service of the SAP NetWeaver platform.

As a result of the unique integration found in Data ONTAP 7G, the rich data management capabilities found in the NetApp Manageability Software family, and powerful core NetApp technologies like FlexVol and FlexClone, customers can maximise their existing NetApp storage investment and better manage, protect, and scale their infrastructure.

Patrick Rogers, vice president of Products and Partners at Network Appliance said: "We believe that SAP and NetApp share a common vision-empowering customers with best-in-class business application and data management solutions. NetApp is focused on providing unmatched simplicity to sophisticated enterprise environments with massive data requirements and demanding performance needs. Today NetApp is reinforcing our value in the data centre with integrated and simplified data management for SAP business applications and by providing customers with access to powerful and scalable NetApp Manageability Software capabilities."

Product and Partner Information
The NetApp-developed storage plug-in provides customers with the capability to dynamically provision storage over IP. NetApp unified storage solutions in support of SAP NetWeaver help customers reduce their total cost of ownership (TCO), simplify data management, and increase the flexibility of their data infrastructure.

Technical information is available online regarding NetApp solutions for SAP solution-based environments. To receive ongoing technical updates and learn more with exclusive online member content, register for the NetApp Tech OnTap program at .

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