NetApp Innovation Awards

Category descriptions for the awards program.

One winner and two finalists will be recognized in each of the following categories: Enterprise Business Applications, Enterprise Infrastructure, Small-to-Medium-Sized Business (SMB), Individual, and Humanitarian. NetApp will also present a Grand Prize award

Enterprise Business Applications . Any customer worldwide (enterprise, mid-sized or distributed) who has deployed NetApp systems for Oracle, SAP, SQL, or Exchange applications and can demonstrate measurable returns in cost savings, efficiencies, reduced power consumption or other business metrics may apply. Qualifying NetApp products may be NetApp systems used for primary or secondary storage or storage virtualization, NetApp software for management or protection of business application data, or Decru® products for encryption of business application data.

Enterprise Infrastructure . Any customer worldwide, (enterprise, mid-sized or distributed) who has deployed NetApp systems to power data center, workgroup, department, collaborative, or HPC applications that are specifically NOT Oracle, SAP, SQL, or Exchange and can demonstrate that the company is doing something new and innovative with NetApp products such as rendering more complex graphics, analyzing more seismic and geospatial data, or engineering advanced microprocessors, may apply Qualifying NetApp products may be NetApp systems used for primary or secondary storage or storage virtualization, NetApp software for management or protection of critical application data, or Decru products for encryption.

SMB . Any customer who has deployed a StoreVault® product to demonstrably reduce storage complexity, improve performance or move to a thoughtful networked storage environment may apply. Customers must be true small-to-medium-sized businesses (not remote offices of enterprise customers).

Individual . Any individual within a customer organization who has achieved business success through innovation with NetApp solutions or has championed streamlined solutions within the IT organization may apply.

Humanitarian . Any NetApp customer (company or individual) who is giving something back to the community (e.g., local government, eco-friendly organization, or nonprofit group) may apply.