Network Appliance Announces Prestigious Judging Panel for NetApp® Innovation Awards 2005

Sunnyvale, Calif. - August 1, 2005 - Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced the members selected for the prestigious judging panel for the second annual NetApp Innovation Awards: Pascal Boulard, editor-in-chief, La Tribune; Carsten Knop, editor, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung; John McArthur, group vice president and general manager, Information Infrastructure and Enabling Technologies, IDC; Mark Schlack, vice president, Editorial, TechTarget, and George Shaheen, CEO, Siebel Systems.

Each year, the NetApp Innovation Award winners are selected by a third-party panel of judges who are thought leaders and visionaries in the media, analyst, and technology communities.

The annual awards recognize NetApp customers and partners who have helped their companies, customers, or communities through innovative deployments of NetApp products and solutions. In 2005, award recipients in five categories will be honored for achieving positive business or community results using NetApp, demonstrating creativity and thought leadership in data management best practices, and embodying the NetApp "can do" and "create a model company" spirit. Categories include Enterprise, Individual, Technology Partner, Humanitarian, and Innovator of the Year.

Currently, more than 30 customer award submissions are in the queue for the judging panel to review and select winners in each category. The deadline for nominations is August 16, 2005, and NetApp customers may nominate themselves or be nominated by a NetApp sales representative, channel partner, or technology partner. For nomination forms and guidelines, please visit www.netapp.com/go/innovation/.

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Network Appliance, Inc.
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