Network Appliance™ iSCSI Storage Systems Achieve Designed for Windows Logo Qualification
Sunnyvale, Calif. - November 19, 2003
-- Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that the
NetApp® FAS960, FAS960C, FAS940, FAS940C F825, F825C, FAS250,
and the NearStore® R150 storage appliances have completed the
Designed for Windows Logo testing for iSCSI hardware targets.
The Microsoft Windows Server Catalog identifies products that have
been designed and tested to receive the "Designed for Windows"
logo. The logo ensures the product meets Microsoft standards for
iSCSI compatibility and interoperability with the Windows®
"We believe that the emerging and important iSCSI storage market is
poised for significant growth. Microsoft is pleased that NetApp has
qualified their iSCSI hardware targets to help ensure
interoperability with the Microsoft Windows platforms," said Bruce
Burns, director-Platform Strategy & Partner Group at Microsoft
Corporation. "We also welcome the inclusion of NetApp storage
systems into the new iSCSI Storage category of the Microsoft
Windows Server Catalog."
NetApp provides what today's data-intensive enterprises demand from
their storage systems: affordable reliability, centralized
management, simplified backup and disaster recovery capabilities,
scalability, and serviceability. The combination of Microsoft's
iSCSI software initiator and NetApp iSCSI storage enables a whole
new category of direct attached storage customers to realize the
benefits of SAN solutions using existing Ethernet and IP
"Our customers have been eagerly awaiting the inclusion of iSCSI
solutions in the Microsoft Windows Server Catalog. We are pleased
to announce this significant qualification of our strong technology
and product sets built to provide storage solutions for the
enterprise Windows market," said Mark Santora, senior vice
president of Marketing at Network Appliance.
Network Appliance continues to empower global enterprises with the
broadest portfolio of fully-compatible, high-performance,
high-availability storage systems for a variety of operating
systems and environments. The Microsoft Windows Server Catalog can
be accessed online at:
The keywords "Network Appliance" or the "Storage/RAID System"
category display NetApp products and qualifications.
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 www.netapp.com.
Jaime Leigh Le
Network Appliance, Inc.