Bocada Joins the Network Appliance™ Partner Program

Bellevue, WA - April 24, 2006 -- Bocada, Inc., the recognized leader in data protection management software, today announced its official membership in the NetApp® Partner Program. The program enables partners to rapidly deploy support for NetApp enterprise-ready storage and data protection solutions. As a member in the NetApp Partner Program, Bocada will provide managed services to end users with the award-winning Bocada Enterprise 4 platform, which will help customers better achieve their service-level, policy, and compliance goals with NetApp data protection solutions.

"One of the goals of the NetApp Partner Program is to work with leading companies that have a shared vision of addressing the storage and data infrastructure needs of today's complex enterprise environments," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Products and Partners at Network Appliance, Inc. "NetApp is focused on bringing customers unmatched simplicity. Bocada's joining the Partner Program means that our customers will benefit from Bocada's innovative, open solution that deploys rapidly and scales easily to meet the backup and data protection management demands of any large heterogeneous corporate environment."

Built for the demands of the scaled and distributed enterprise, Bocada Enterprise 4 automates the collection, storage, and delivery of information necessary to help data protection services professionals meet the recovery and compliance requirements of the business. Based upon patented agentless, multi-vendor technology, Bocada Enterprise 4 improves the effectiveness of all leading data protection applications and platforms, including those from NetApp and others, while deploying quickly and seamlessly into massive, distributed data-protection environments.

"Bocada prides itself on its ability to aggregate, organize, and present consolidated views of data-protection services across dispersed infrastructures and all major data protection applications, technologies, and platforms," said Drake Pruitt, vice president of Products and Marketing for Bocada. "We are working closely with NetApp to develop and deliver data-protection management solutions that enable our collective customers to succeed."

About the NetApp Partner Program
The NetApp Partner Program provides qualified infrastructure and application providers with access to NetApp solutions, software development kits, technical support, training, certification, product information, and marketing and sales assistance. Customers benefit by having access to best-of-breed partner solutions that are tested to work with NetApp storage. Additional information on the NetApp Partner Program is available at http://partners.netapp.com/.

About Bocada Enterprise 4
Bocada Enterprise 4, the latest version of the company's award-winning data-protection management software, provides organizations with the information they need to ensure data-protection services meet business goals, including regulatory compliance, assured recoverability, cost reduction, and planning support for the adoption of new approaches to backup and recovery. Designed to meet rigorous scalability requirements of the large, distributed enterprise, Bocada Enterprise 4 aggregates, organizes and presents consolidated views of data-protection services across dispersed infrastructures and all major data-protection applications, technologies, and platforms - without the use of software agents, which increase deployment time and costs.

About Bocada
Headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., Bocada is building solutions that allow companies to ensure the safety of their data at the right cost. Based on patented technology, Bocada solutions deploy rapidly and scale to meet the demands of large enterprises for backup and data protection management. More than 200 brand-name customers and partners worldwide trust Bocada for their data protection operations, including Amgen, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, SBC, Sprint, Deutsche Bank, Unilever, and Xerox. Bocada is a private company, funded by leading venture investors. For more information visit: www.bocada.com.

Press Contacts:
Brigit Valencia
Eastwick Communications for Bocada
(650) 480-4019
brigit@eastwick.com

Katryn McGaughey
Network Appliance, Inc.
(408) 822-2856
katrynm@netapp.com