NetApp® StoreVault™ S500 Voted Best Product of the Year in the 2007 Small Business Computing Product Excellence Awards

The Small Business Computing Excellence in Technology Awards are the online publication's annual reader-driven awards recognizing achievement and innovation in 26 categories in small business software, hardware, and services. Eligible products were either released or upgraded between January 1 and October 31, 2006. The StoreVault S500 received an impressive 45% of reader votes as the best small business product for 2007, standing out from five other storage product finalists.

"In just six short months, StoreVault has received tremendous accolades from end users and partners alike," said Sajai Krishnan, general manager of StoreVault Division. "We are especially proud of being voted best product of year by the readers of Small Business Computing. Storage is one of the fastest-growing IT categories for SMBs and in listening to our customers we know that SMBs today are facing similar data management challenges as enterprises. We are the only vendor to offer robust enterprise technologies in a SMB package. We believe that the StoreVault S500 gives SMBs the best solution to meet their fast-growing data needs - all from a proven leader in network storage."

Starting at less than $6,000, the StoreVault S500 is a scalable all-in-one network storage appliance that supports NAS, iSCSI SAN, and Fibre Channel (FC) SAN. With its intuitive Windows® graphical user interface, the StoreVault S500 is easy to install and simple to manage. Its advanced protection architecture ensures maximum data and system availability and its powerful data management tools enable rapid, easy data backup and restoration. Even customers with branch offices can benefit from StoreVault Replication for offsite disaster recovery. The StoreVault S500 is a complete solution that is customized for SMBs at a price point that fits SMB budgets.

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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 at

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