NetApp StoreVault S500 Named One of the Best Midmarket Products of the Year by CMP's VARBusiness Magazine
Sunnyvale, CA - August 21, 2006 --
Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leader in advanced
network storage solutions, today announced that the StoreVault S500
was named a VARBusiness Best Midmarket Product of the Year by CMP
Media's VARBusiness magazine.
The biweekly magazine that provides strategic
insight to technology integrators solicited input from
information-technology (IT) vendors and solution providers to
determine which products and services were best for midmarket
customers: companies with between 100 and 999 employees. Entries
were considered and reviewed by VARBusiness editors, who selected
only 45 of the more than 350 nominated products.
The NetApp StoreVault S500 is featured and
profiled in the special VARBusiness "Best of the Midmarket" issue.
Priced in the mid-$5,000 range, the StoreVault S500 is a scalable
all-in-one network storage appliance that supports NAS, iSCSI SAN,
and Fibre Channel (FC) SAN.
"Our readers tell us that the middle market is
one of the fastest-growing IT categories today," says VARBusiness
publisher Robert C. DeMarzo. "The StoreVault S500 is one that best
meets that segment's needs."
"Customer feedback on the StoreVault solution
has been extremely positive," said Dan Nickel, president, NiTech.
"The StoreVault S500 is feature rich and customized for SMBs at a
price point that fits SMB budgets. As an all-in-one solution that
is easy to install and simple to manage, the StoreVault S500 gives
small and midsized companies exactly what they've been looking
"This recognition validates the StoreVault
product offering and the StoreVault resellers who have chosen
NetApp as their strategic partner," said Leonard Iventosch, vice
president, Americas Channel Sales, Network Appliance. "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."
Sajai Krishnan, general manager of StoreVault
Division, added, "This is a real tribute to our StoreVault channel
partners, who provide the local solution consulting for this
About VARBusiness Magazine
For the past 19 years, VARBusiness' strategic resources have been
the gateway to the solution-provider community. VARBusiness
provides unique strategic business and technology insight for
solution providers through industry-defining research, in-depth
editorial, channel events and innovative Web services, enabling
these IT professionals to make educated decisions for their
businesses, partnerships and customers. VARBusiness has been the
recipient of numerous industry awards for both editorial content
and design. Additional information about VARBusiness products,
events and services, is available on the magazine's Web site at
StoreVault, a NetApp division, is focused on delivering data
storage solutions tailored to the needs of small and medium-sized
businesses. StoreVault combines enterprise-proven technology from
Network Appliance, a world leader in unified storage solutions for
today's data-intensive enterprise, with the scalability,
simplicity, security, and affordability required by SMBs.
Information about StoreVault solutions and resellers is available
Voce Communications, Inc.
Ph: (408) 822-3287