Network Appliance Awarded onto the immixTechnology GSA Schedule
Sunnyvale, Calif. - January 11, 2005 -
Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leader in advanced
networked storage solutions for today's data-intensive enterprise,
and immixTechnology, Inc., a leading government consulting firm,
announced today a partnership agreement awarding NetApp®
products and services onto the immixTechnology General Services
Administration (GSA) schedule, thereby providing government
customers rapid access to NetApp storage offerings.
NetApp selected immixTechnology to streamline
the process of updating the GSA schedule to enable public sector
customers, including military, federal, state, and local agencies,
to gain faster access to the most advanced networked storage
technologies available from NetApp today. Working with
immixTechnology, NetApp is also well positioned to quickly identify
new opportunities and bring its storage consolidation, database,
and data protection solutions to government customers.
"We are pleased to partner with Network
Appliance, the leading provider of advanced enterprise networked
storage solutions," said Art Richer, vice president of
immixTechnology. "Our government customers demand the specialized
hardware, software, and services NetApp has to offer. We will work
closely with NetApp to offer our customers and partners the ability
to quickly attain the most innovative
management solutions available to federal agencies today."
"NetApp offers a complete array of enterprise
storage solutions that are critical to all aspects of government
operations, including homeland security, intelligence, and
defense," said Mark Weber, vice president of NetApp Federal
Systems. "Our partnership with immixTechnology will enable us to
better anticipate the specific needs of our valued government
customers and more rapidly deliver superior enterprise solutions
that solve their real-world technology challenges."
Under terms of the agreement, GSA has awarded
all current NetApp products and services onto the immixTechnology
GSA schedule effective October 4, 2004, through March 26, 2009.
NetApp products and services are also available for purchase
through authorized NetApp and immixTechnology GSA partners. NetApp
will officially withdraw its GSA schedule in January 2005, and
NetApp products and services will be available exclusively on the
immixTechnology GSA schedule beginning in February 2005.
About immixTechnology, Inc.
immixTechnology is a government channel partner that manages the
complexity of doing business in the public sector. By focusing its
services on addressing the business requirements of technology
manufacturers, it has become one of the fastest growing channel
partners in the government market today. immixTechnology's
technology industry experience, government contracts expertise and
unique client investment program creates a value proposition that
resonates with leading enterprise technology companies as well as
manufacturers that are new to the government market. For more
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.™"
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