Network Appliance Expands to New Facility in RTP
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina -
October 14, 2005 - Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), the
leader in advanced networked storage solutions, today announced the
grand opening of its newest technology center in Research Triangle
Park. At a press conference today, Dan Warmenhoven, CEO of Network
Appliance, welcomed local businesses, community leaders, university
officials, and NetApp employees to the new facility and spoke of
the company's continued commitment to growth in the RTP area.
"NetApp selected RTP as a primary location
because it offers a technology-rich business climate, the
availability of a talented and highly educated workforce,
affordable housing, and top educational and research facilities,"
said Dan Warmenhoven, CEO of Network Appliance. "NetApp is proud to
continue to invest in this top-tier business center. Our growth and
expansion in RTP will enable us to expand our development
capabilities and enhance our customer service and support."
NetApp has been in the RTP area since 1999 and
in 2004 purchased three buildings from Cisco Systems, Inc., in RTP,
located at 7301 Kit Creek Road. The space is 520,000 square feet
and capable of accommodating more than 2,000 employees. The company
currently employs 360 employees in the Kit Creek Road facility and
operates a 24x7 global service and support center in addition to a
state-of-the-art data center with a capacity of multiple
In September, NetApp® RTP received top
honors in the "Best Places to Work in the Triangle" award
competition from the Triangle Business Journal, ranking in the top
ten for the second consecutive year. NetApp was selected among 125
Triangle businesses and was among one of three distinguished
winners in the large company category.
NetApp has a strong working relationship with
North Carolina State University and participates in the
university's "ePartners" program. For the past three and one-half
years, NetApp has been a "Super ePartner," the highest level of
corporate involvement. The "ePartners" support the university's
computer science department financially and undertake collaborative
work with faculty and students. Network Appliance has worked with
UNC, Chapel Hill, and Duke University.
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
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