Acopia Networks® Joins Network Appliance™ Partner Program to Deliver File Virtualization Solutions

Lowell, Mass. - November 21, 2005 -- Acopia Networks, the innovator of Adaptive Resource Networking, today announced that it has joined the NetApp Partner Program to provide tighter integration of Acopia's award winning ARX products with NetApp enterprise storage systems. Acopia's products simplify the management and increase the utilization of today's file storage systems, thereby reducing total cost of ownership (TCO).

Acopia's ARX file virtualization products provide transparent data migration, real-time load balancing, and automated tiered storage services for heterogeneous storage solutions, including NetApp storage environments. The ARX products allow enterprise customers to virtualize their existing storage resources for dramatically improved utilization and significantly reduced storage management costs.

"As a customer using Acopia products to virtualize our NetApp infrastructure, it's important to us that the two companies work closely together to continue to provide unique products and services," said Leon Roberge, Director of Information Systems, Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. "This relationship is a solid foundation for that to occur and gives us great confidence that the solutions will offer unique value."

"The NetApp Partner Program is dedicated to providing customers with partner solutions that are tested to work with NetApp storage, simplifying both deployment and management," said Patrick Rogers, Vice President of Products and Partners at Network Appliance. "As a member of the NetApp Partner Program, Acopia is providing easy and affordable transparent data migration across storage systems for improved utilization and tiering of storage."

"As the pioneer and leader in the NAS virtualization space, Acopia is excited to work more closely with the leader in unified storage solutions," said Christopher P. Lynch, CEO of Acopia. "We believe that as a member of the NetApp Partner Program, we will be able to provide customers with products and solutions that improve the scalability of their existing infrastructure, while enabling them to simplify the management of their storage resources."

About the NetApp Partner Program
The NetApp Partner Program provides qualified infrastructure and application providers with access to NetApp solutions, software development kits, technical support, training, certification, product information, and marketing and sales assistance. Customers benefit by having access to best-of-breed partner solutions that are tested to work with NetApp storage. Additional information on the NetApp Partner Program is available at

About Acopia Networks
Acopia Networks is the innovator of Adaptive Resource Networking products, a new class of file switches that uniquely solve the problem of managing unstructured data in the global enterprise. Acopia's Adaptive Resources Switches (ARX) allows customers to improve performance and better utilize existing file server infrastructure. The products also provide non-disruptive data replication, migration, and capacity balancing across multiple NAS devices, thereby reducing management overhead and accelerating business workflow in the process. Information about Acopia's products and services can be found at

Acopia corporate headquarters are located at 41 Wellman Street, Lowell MA. Phone: 978-513-2900, email: Its European headquarters are at Acopia Networks EMEA, PO Box 15, CH-1752 Villars-sur-Glane, Switzerland. Phone: 41-26-460-70474209. email:

Press Contact:
Joe Wisniewski
Acopia Networks, Inc.