Network Appliance Certified as Five-Star Vendor by CMP's VARBusiness Magazine
Sunnyvale, Calif. - April 4, 2006 --
Network Appliance, Inc.
(NASDAQ: NTAP), a leader in advanced network storage solutions,
today was recognized by CMP Media's VARBusiness magazine as one of
the top vendors in North America for its channel program. NetApp
was certified as a Five-Star Partner for the industry-leading and
competitive attributes of the NetApp VIP Partner Program.
Of the 250-plus vendor program entries
reviewed for the past year, only 70 companies received the
five-star rating in the magazine's 12th annual Partner Programs
Guide survey, which appeared in the March 20, 2006, issue of
"We applaud vendors like NetApp for
demonstrating best practices and for the leadership roles they have
achieved within the IT distribution channel," said VARBusiness
editor Lawrence M. Walsh.
"At NetApp we have always focused on building
long-term partner relationships based on trust and credibility,"
said Leonard Iventosch, vice president, Channels North America at
Network Appliance. "This award validates the VIP program and the
resellers who have chosen NetApp as their strategic partner.
VARBusiness is a premier technology publication and is recognized
for its editorial quality and keen industry analysis, and this
award means a lot to NetApp and our partner community."
Further details on the 2006 VARBusiness
Partner Programs Guide are available online at:
To learn more about the NetApp VIP Program
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
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