Storability Software Harnesses the Power of NetApp® Manage ONTAP™ Within Global Storage Manager

Southborough, Mass. and Sunnyvale, Calif. - June 17, 2003 -- Storability Software, a leading provider of enterprise storage resource management solutions, and Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leading provider of enterprise network storage solutions, today announced that Storability is using the NetApp Manage ONTAP Software Developers' Kit (SDK) to enhance multivendor support within its Global Storage Manager solution. The Manage ONTAP SDK provides a structured interface for GSM Smart Agents to manage NetApp devices.

Global Storage Manager leverages open application programming interfaces to provide a consistent management interface for customers, across storage area network (SAN), network-attached storage (NAS), and direct-attached storage (DAS) environments. The Manage ONTAP SDK opens up the Network Appliance™ operating system, Data ONTAP™, and simplifies the development of Storability Software's enterprise storage resource management solution for industry-leading NetApp unified storage solutions.

"Open API's provide our customers with investment protection for the tools they use to manage their multivendor storage environments," said Eric Bart, vice president of engineering for Storability Software. "NetApp Manage ONTAP SDK allows our Global Storage Manager to leverage these API's so our customers can maximize the hardware they have already purchased."

Global Storage Manager helps companies simplify and centralize the management of multivendor, multisite storage infrastructures. It is the only storage management solution available today that provides CIOs and IT managers alike with a centralized, end-to-end view into their entire environment, from applications to DAS, NAS, SAN-attached storage, secondary storage, and archive backup systems.

"Network Appliance is working closely with Storability Software to deliver a joint solution for robust data management in a truly open environment," said Mark Santora, senior vice president of marketing at Network Appliance. "We continue to extend the breadth and functionality of NetApp storage solutions by teaming with companies including Storability Software to deliver innovative, customized technology for maximized customer benefit regardless of a NAS, SAN, or FAS topology."

About Network Appliance

Network Appliance is a world leader in unified storage solutions for today's data-intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992, Network Appliance has delivered technology, product, and partner firsts that continue to drive the evolution of storage. Information about Network Appliance solutions and services is available at

About Storability Software

Storability Software is a leading provider of enterprise storage resource management solutions that simplify and centralize the management of complex, multisite, multivendor storage infrastructures. Storability Software's Global Storage Manager is an open standards-based solution that enables customers to comprehend, control, and capitalize on their storage investments as never before. Customers benefit from increased asset utilization, improved management efficiency, enhanced quality of service, and higher availability. For more information, please call 508-229-1700 or 866-STRGMGT, or visit

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Storability Software