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 data 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 information visit:

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

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