University Deploys Network Appliance™ Data Center Solutions to Achieve Cutting Edge Technology Environment for Students and Faculty

Sunnyvale, CA - July 23, 2002 -- Network Appliance, Inc., (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leading provider of enterprise network storage solutions, today announced the deployment of its data center solutions to provide internationally-ranked Barry University with advanced backup and recovery capabilities for its growing communications infrastructure. Leveraging the university's network capabilities, the implementation will provide support for added functionalities available with Microsoft® Exchange 2000.

Barry University, a coeducational Catholic international university, uses Network Appliance SnapManager® for Microsoft Exchange 2000, coupled with the F820 NetApp® filer, to create a comprehensive data management solution for hosting and automating backup and restore. To support an upgrade to Microsoft Exchange 2000, Network Appliance helped the university replace legacy storage with solutions capable of supporting the Exchange platform's full functionality such as calendaring, email, task management, and document/voicemail.

The combined solution provides Barry University with the infrastructure to support its 60 undergraduate programs, accelerated bachelor's programs, and more than 50 graduate programs. With affordable performance and easy management, the NetApp F820 filer capable of 3TB raw data capacity allows consolidation of heterogeneous data and data-intensive applications.

NetApp SnapManager software provides near-instantaneous hot backups and near-online restores, delivering the highest level of availability, scalability, and reliability for Exchange environments, at an unmatched low total cost of ownership.

"Our IT infrastructure makes Barry University a better place for faculty and students because it places us on the leading edge of technology in an era when technology is a key contributor to the quality of university life," said John Beaubrun, associate vice president, dean, and chief technology officer at Barry University. "Supporting campus communications with a reliable and extensible network storage infrastructure enhances the community experience for everyone, and NetApp is an absolutely vital element of the infrastructure by bringing increased reliability and simplicity to our communications-related data.

"The need for optimized data storage and simple storage management is driving educational institutions to invest in well-planned network infrastructure improvements," said Ray Villeneuve, vice president of marketing, Network Appliance. "Network Appliance is working with educational leaders like Barry University to facilitate the growth of technology in today's educational institutions."

About Network Appliance

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.

About Barry University

Barry's 10 schools provide bachelor's, master's, law, and doctoral degrees to nearly 9,000 students. The Dominican Sisters of Adrian, Mich. founded the university in 1940. It became coeducational in 1975. Barry and its subsidiaries employ more than 1,700 full- and part-time faculty and staff. Sr. Jeanne O'Laughlin, OP, Ph.D. is serving her 21st year as president, one of the longest college presidency tenures in the United States.

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