NetApp FAS2000 Voted Best Storage System in the 2008 ServerWatch Product Excellence Awards

Sunnyvale, CA - June 6, 2008 - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that the FAS2000 storage system was voted Best Storage System in the 2008 ServerWatch Product Excellence Awards. This is the second year in a row that NetApp has received this honor from ServerWatch readers; the S500 storage system won in 2007.

The ServerWatch Product Excellence Awards are the online publication's annual reader-driven awards recognizing achievement and innovation in 10 categories in enterprise software, hardware, and services. The FAS2000 series topped this year's list of nominees, which included EMC, IBM, and HDS

"Customers of all sizes are facing increased data storage challenges and need solutions that can help drive cost and complexity out of their data centers," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Solutions Marketing at NetApp. "The ServerWatch Product Excellence Award is a tremendous recognition of the value, speed, and efficiency that the FAS2000 is delivering to our customers' data center environments."

The FAS2000 systems, which include the FAS2020 and FAS2050, help customers consolidate storage resources for improved simplicity, energy efficiency, and processing time. The systems are versatile and flexible, with integrated block- and file-level access and data protection, as well as the ability to scale up to 104 terabytes. Based on the NetApp® Data ONTAP® operating system, the FAS2000 enables customers to deploy leading deduplication technology. This versatility and flexibility helps customers save time and get their products to market faster and also to save money through reduced storage hardware and staffing requirements.

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