EYT and Network Appliance Form Strategic Alliance
Chantilly, VA and Sunnyvale, CA - February
19, 2002 -- EYT, formerly Ernst & Young Technologies, and
Network Appliance (NASDAQ: NTAP), the leading provider of data
access and content delivery solutions, today announced the two
companies have teamed to offer affordable storage-on-demand
solutions (SODS), a cost-effective alternative to buying and
supporting enterprise storage solutions. Together, the companies
will further enable businesses, in both the commercial and
government sectors, to take full advantage of network storage
capacity for a variety of e-business applications.
Through the alliance, the NetApp® Center-to-Edge™
storage solutions will provide customers of both EYT and Network
Appliance with seamless data management from the back-end data
center to the edge of the network quickly, simply, and
As a leading solutions integrator and service provider, EYT will
work with Network Appliance to pre-configure and deliver the NetApp
Center-to-Edge solution to customer locations; delivering storage
based on customers' specific needs. EYT's extensive configuration
and solution support capabilities ensure customers will be able to
begin using the custom-configured and integrated solution almost
immediately. EYT's full-service approach includes a wide range of
services, including integration, monitoring and management,
technical expertise, and round-the-clock support.
"Today, businesses require customized storage solutions that can
easily scale to fit their changing needs," said Jay Chabrow,
president and general manager, Network Appliance Federal Systems.
"No one is better situated to bring this solution to these
customers than Network Appliance and EYT. The combined NetApp and
EYT storage-on-demand solution provides businesses a cost-effective
way to gain the quality and flexibility they need in their storage
solutions-exactly when they need it."
"Our partnership with Network Appliance around the SODS solution
will give our joint customers a solid competitive advantage in
today's fast-changing marketplace," said EYT president and CEO, Jim
Hunt. "With the affordable 'use-what-you-need' approach to storage,
companies can be assured that they are maximizing their storage
dollars while staying in full control of their data."
About Network Appliance
Network Appliance, Inc., a leader in network data storage and
content delivery, has been providing data access solutions since
1992, and is a member of both the S&P 500 and NASDAQ 100 index.
Major corporations and service providers, including Citicorp
Securities, Lockheed, Merrill Lynch, Oracle, Texas Instruments, and
Yahoo! utilize NetApp global data management solutions.
The company pioneered the concept of the "network appliance," an
extension of the industry trend toward dedicated, specialized
products that perform a single function. NetApp storage and content
delivery platforms (filers and NetCache® appliances) are
coupled with powerful content distribution and reporting software.
This Center-to-Edge solution offers seamless data management from
the back-end data center to the edge of the network quickly,
simply, and reliably. The Network Appliance™ product
portfolio utilizes the company's innovative data access software,
known as the Data ONTAP™ operating system, as well as
standards-compliant hardware. It also offers multiprotocol support
and transparent integration for UNIX® and Windows®
EYT, formerly Ernst & Young Technologies, is a solutions
integrator and managed services provider that implements, develops,
hosts, and supports business-critical applications for clients
worldwide. EYT accelerates application implementations by providing
complete end-to-end hosting from development to production with its
Internet-based solution offerings. In addition, EYT serves as a
single source of accountability for the procurement, configuration,
integration, and delivery of hundreds of best-of-breed technology
products. For more information on EYT visit
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Network Appliance, Inc.
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