Two NetApp Products Named “2007 Products of the Year”

FAS2000 Series Wins Silver Award in Disk and Disk Subsystems Category; Application Insight Takes Bronze in Storage Management Software Category

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - February 21, 2008 - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that two products have received awards for delivering outstanding performance, innovation, and exceptional customer value. The NetApp® FAS2000 series was named the winner of the Silver Award in the Disk and Disk Subsystems category of the Storage "2007 Products of the Year" awards, while NetApp Application Insight received the Bronze Award in the Storage Software Management category.

The NetApp FAS2000 series, cited by judges for delivering "enterprise-class functionality to the midsized and distributed enterprise at a competitive price," allows customers to readily consolidate direct-attached storage (DAS) for virtualized servers into a single networked solution and scale on demand. Also, the recent addition of deduplication capabilities raises primary storage utilization to unprecedented levels in the industry. The FAS2000 series is part of the NetApp FAS family and helps maintain a single unified architecture across all tiers of storage.

NetApp Application Insight, one of the technology assets NetApp acquired as part of its purchase of Onaro, is a storage management solution that enables customers to optimally align storage resources with application service level requirements. This feature allows users to analyze storage tier assignments and load-balance applications across the unified storage infrastructure, which results in lower capital costs.

"NetApp is thrilled to receive these honors from the TechTarget Storage Media Group," stated Patrick Rogers, vice president of Solutions Marketing at NetApp. "These awards demonstrate the value that NetApp provides customers, helping them maximize ROI and manage data efficiency while minimizing complexity and extra, unnecessary costs. Specifically, the award for Application Insight further validates our acquisition of Onaro and its award-winning technology that strengthens the NetApp storage management suite."

The 2007 Storage Magazine Product of the Year awards are the latest in a string of honors for these NetApp solutions. Earlier this year, the FAS2020 was named "Best Unified Storage Solution of the Year" by InfoWorld. Additionally, VM Insight received TechTarget's "Best of VMworld Award" in 2007, while SANscreen Replication Assurance was TechTarget's "2006 Product of the Year" winner. The SANscreen Suite of storage management solutions was also recognized by Info-Tech Research Group for its excellence in storage analytics.

The 2007 Products of the Year awards were judged by the Storage editorial staff, in conjunction with a team of users, industry experts, analysts, and consultants. Judges selected the 15 Products of the Year from among enterprise storage-related products introduced, upgraded, and shipped between October 27, 2006, and October 27, 2007.

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