New NetApp® "Tech OnTap™" Program Offers Resources and Tools for Simplifying Data Management for Technical Leaders

Sunnyvale, Calif. - September 26, 2005 - Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leader in advanced networked storage solutions, today announced Tech OnTap, a personalized membership program from NetApp for technical storage decision makers worldwide. Members will receive exclusive access to behind-the-scenes industry developments, real-world best practices, peer advice, product sneak previews, and a wealth of educational information on key technology issues.

"We are excited about the launch of this programTech OnTap's purpose is to give NetApp customers everything they need to make smart data management decisions," said Elisa Steele, vice president of Worldwide Integrated Marketing at Network Appliance. "In addition to educating IT professionals about NetApp and key industry issues, Tech OnTap enables us to dynamically interact with our customers based on their interests."

Tech OnTap includes:

  • Free customized IT knowledge kits designed around specific technologies, customer interests, and business challenges
  • Free monthly e-newsletter featuring breaking news and unbiased technical content from industry peers and subject experts
  • Special offers and interactions such as "chat with a NetApp technical expert"
  • Free exclusive events such as peer group roundtables

Join Tech OnTap today. For more information, visit www.netapp.com/us/communities/tech-ontap/. Program admission is active immediately, and the program will debut in October 2005.

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 simplify data management. Information about Network Appliance™ solutions and services is available at www.netapp.com.

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