Oracle Selects and Deploys Over 1,000TB of Network Appliance™ Storage as Part of Its Internal IT Infrastructure

Sunnyvale, Calif. - January 27, 2004 -- Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that Oracle has implemented NetApp storage solutions as part of its mission-critical infrastructure, including Oracle Outsourcing, E-Business Suite development, and platform engineering. Oracle has deployed more than 1,000TB of NetApp storage throughout its infrastructure. This massive deployment demonstrates the robust nature of NetApp storage solutions for a variety of mission- and business-critical implementations, as well as the scalability and simplicity of NetApp solutions.

Oracle has selected NetApp as a key storage provider for its storage infrastructure and is deploying NetApp FAS series, NearStore®, and NetCache® systems to build and maintain next-generation database and applications software. This deployment will reduce development and quality assurance time cycles and therefore accelerate time to market for new Oracle® software solutions. Because Oracle's development infrastructure is now utilizing NetApp solutions, customers will have greater assurance of seamless compatibility and deployment in Oracle environments with the latest Oracle releases.

"Network Appliance continues to distinguish its storage solutions with ease of management and scalability, which are crucial to Oracle and our mutual customers," stated Juan Jones, vice president, Systems Platform Division at Oracle.

NetApp storage is being used to run Oracle's Outsourcing business and enable Oracle to provide Oracle Outsourcing customers with the highest performance and data availability. Oracle also utilizes NetApp storage for all of its Oracle E-Business Suite core development and regression testing, helping streamline the entire development and quality assurance process.

"Oracle's broad deployment of NetApp for its own business clearly signals to others that Oracle on NetApp is not only viable, but also highly reliable and productive. Today's enterprises are powered by sophisticated database and business applications-and NetApp storage has proven to be the ideal choice," said Mark Santora, senior vice president of Marketing at Network Appliance. "Our joint customers can leverage the tight product compatibility between Oracle and NetApp, making joint solutions easy to deploy and manage."

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