NetApp® FAS250 Wins Best Product Award at Forum Stockage 2003 in Paris

Sunnyvale, Calif. - November 5, 2003 -- Network Appliance, Inc., announced today the FAS250 has been named as the Best Product in the online hardware and management software category at Forum Stockage 2003 in Paris. This is the second year that NetApp has been honored, with the FAS900 winning the special award for Innovation in 2002. This international exhibition is dedicated to all aspects of storage and data protection and is one of the most important European events in the storage industry.

The Forum Stockage, now in its seventh year, attracted nearly 4,500 visitors and 80 exhibitors. This year the spotlight was on mature and stable technologies.

Mark Santora, senior vice president of marketing for Network Appliance, commented, "With the introduction of the FAS250 we are setting new standards for entry-level enterprise storage systems by offering the massive power of NetApp in a 3U form factor. The acknowledgement by technology professional of the FAS250 appliance as a superior, innovative product, underlines our commitment to providing solutions that improve, enhance, and extend business operations for our customers around the globe."

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