Oncology Therapeutics Network Deploys Network Appliance Business Continuance Solution

Sunnyvale, CA - June 18, 2002 -- Oncology Therapeutics Network (OTN), the leading provider of products and services for community-based oncology practices, has deployed business continuance solutions designed to maintain the highest levels of data availability from Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leading provider of enterprise network storage solutions.

OTN, a subsidiary of Bristol-Myers Squibb, uses Network Appliance™ SnapMirror® replication technology and NetApp® F800 series filers to make real-time backups of its customer relationship and enterprise resource planning applications in Bristol-Myers Squibb's New Jersey data center. The Network Appliance solution enables OTN to be the most reliable source for cancer drugs, supplies, and information for community oncology practices.

Network Appliance's SnapMirror offers enterprise-class disaster recovery via fast replication of mission-critical information. SnapMirror enables enterprises to mirror selected mission-critical data sets stored within a single volume for disaster recovery, data distribution, offline testing, and reporting. By mirroring selected data sets and transferring only changed blocks over the network, SnapMirror dramatically lowers network bandwidth requirements.

"Our goal is to make the oncology practice as efficient as possible by providing the oncologist with the best service through the latest technology," said Sue Dubman, vice president and CIO at OTN. "Using Network Appliance's business continuance solutions we are able to ensure the highest levels of data availability while offering personalized and absolutely secure service."

"Network Appliance business continuance solutions are designed to ensure that community-based oncology practices have continuous availability to OTN's products and services," said Ray Villeneuve, vice president of marketing at Network Appliance.

Network Appliance builds today's most advanced network storage solutions that enable fast access, integration, and sharing of the massive amounts of rapidly growing scientific data and medical imaging information. With the most reliable information architecture in the industry, Network Appliance's filers and storage appliances enable life sciences companies to store, manage, and protect their information assets.

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About Oncology Therapeutics Network (OTN)

Helping community oncology extend and enhance the lives of patients with cancer, Oncology Therapeutics Network (OTN) is a healthcare services and distribution firm focused on the needs of office-based oncology practices. Through the development of innovative programs, products and services, OTN provides tools to help oncology practices prosper in a changing healthcare environment.

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