NetApp to Lead Industry Discussions at IBM Rational Software Development Conference 2008

Sunnyvale, Calif. - June 2, 2008 - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) is a sponsor of the IBM Rational Software Development Conference (RSDC) 2008, which takes place June 1-5 in Orlando, Florida. NetApp experts will be on hand for personal discussions about how NetApp® solutions can help businesses accelerate software development and lower costs. NetApp will also give an in-depth presentation on data protection in IBM Rational ClearCase environments.

NetApp also announced today that its Ready for IBM Rational Software validated support for IBM Rational ClearCase now includes the NetApp Data ONTAP® 7.2 operating system and FAS2000 series storage systems. Ready for IBM Rational Software validation gives customers confidence that their NetApp solution is tested, performs at the highest standards, and scales well with their IBM Rational software development environments. Built-in operating system features such as NetApp Snapshot™, FlexVol®, FlexClone®, and FlexCache™ allow near instantaneous backups and better data availability and protection. Together, these features help customers increase efficiency in their data centers and cut their time to market.

The IBM Rational Software Development Conference is the premier event for software delivery professionals. Attendees will learn best practices to overcome common challenges such as information isolation, requirements overload, poor processes, geographical barriers, and unproductive organizational bureaucracy. The conference provides valuable information on how to tackle these issues and dramatically improve the success rates of software projects.

Session: Backup, Archival, and Recovery - IBM Rational ClearCase in Storage Environments (CRMA46)
Presenter: Samuel Li, escalation engineer, NetApp
Date: Wednesday, June 4
Time: 4:15 p.m. ET
NetApp Booth #622

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