NuView and Network Appliance Team to Deliver NAS Aggregation Solution

Houston, TX - February 4, 2002 -- NuView, Inc., a provider of software that simplifies enterprise computing, today announced a technology and marketing agreement with Network Appliance (NASDAQ: NTAP), the leading provider of network-attached data access and content delivery solutions. Through this agreement, NuView will integrate its StorageX™ software for virtualizing and managing large-scale storage in Windows environments with Network Appliance™ filers to enable a scalable, manageable network-attached storage (NAS) aggregation solution featuring NetApp® filers.

NuView is developing StorageX™ for NetApp® to address Windows customer needs for scalable networked storage that is easy to manage and deploy. StorageX for NetApp will enable multiple NetApp filers attached to a Windows network to be "pooled" so the distributed filers appear and act as if they were a single, logical "file cabinet." This file virtualization allows storage administrators to manage distributed storage centrally and to easily move data across filers without affecting users, while also lowering storage costs and improving storage capacity and availability.

"Explosive storage growth among enterprise customers has created a need for a solution that allows filer-based storage to be aggregated and virtualized so it is easier to manage and is more available to users and applications throughout the enterprise," said Andy Watson, vice president of strategic technology at Network Appliance. "We believe that StorageX for NetApp will provide a simple, effective NAS aggregation and virtualization solution for customers who use NetApp filers in Windows environments. Enterprise customers need a storage solution that is scalable and easy to manage, and now they have it with NetApp filers and StorageX for NetApp software."

Rahul Mehta, CEO of NuView said, "We are delighted to be working with Network Appliance, not only because they are the leading provider of NAS filers, but also because our mutual customers will appreciate being able to achieve the benefits of virtualization while protecting their investments in NetApp filers and Windows. Customers who use StorageX for NetApp will enjoy the benefits of enhanced storage administrative efficiency and a better user experience. This alliance demonstrates NuView's commitment to work with the best companies in the world to deliver enterprise storage management solutions that customers want and need."

About NuView

NuView ( is a provider of software that simplifies enterprise computing. In partnership with some of the world's leading companies, NuView is delivering enterprise technology that makes it easier for companies to find and manage the information they need when they need it while also reducing the cost and complexity of distributed computing. With an experienced management team drawn from leaders of the technology and Internet industries, NuView is a rapidly growing, privately held company with headquarters in Houston, Texas.

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