Network Appliance Announces Support for Oracle9i™ Real Application Clusters Running on Linux

Sunnyvale, CA - June 25, 2002 -- Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leading provider of enterprise network storage solutions, today announced it has completed certification for Oracle9i Database with Real Application Clusters (Oracle9i RAC) on Red Hat Linux. This certification demonstrates the strong and growing relationship between Network Appliance and Oracle®, with both companies committed to delivering integrated data management and storage solutions that drive a lower cost of ownership through simplified deployments and collaborative support services. For customers, this certification demonstrates the power and simplicity NetApp® storage solutions with Oracle database applications deliver for running their businesses.

This tightly integrated NetApp storage and Oracle9i RAC solution enables customers to easily deploy data-intensive enterprise applications critical to business success. Importantly for customers, Network Appliance™ storage scales quickly to meet growing capacity needs, delivers high availability and reliability, and reduces management complexity. Combined, these features result in dramatically lower total cost of ownership (TCO), making them especially appealing for today's budget-constrained IT departments.

Network Appliance achieved this certification milestone by pre-testing, configuring, and tightly integrating Network Appliance solutions with Oracle9i RAC running Red Hat Linux Advanced Server Operating System.

"Together, Oracle and Network Appliance deliver innovative solutions that address growing demands throughout the enterprise," said Phil Williams, vice president of strategic alliances at Network Appliance.

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Network Appliance is a world leader in open network storage solutions for today's data-intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992, Network Appliance has pioneered technology, product, and partner firsts that continue to drive the evolution of storage.

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