NuView Leverages the Power of NetApp® Manage ONTAP™ SDK to Further Enhance VFM™ for NetApp Solutions

Houston, Texas and Sunnyvale, Calif. - June 17, 2003 -- NuView, Inc., leading the charge in simplifying the management of networked file storage, and Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leading provider of enterprise storage solutions, today announced that their co-developed VFM (Virtual File Manager) software will leverage the NetApp Manage ONTAP Software Developers' Kit (SDK) to enhance its virtualization, data movement, and reporting capabilities and further simplify the management and deployment of NetApp storage infrastructures.

The Manage ONTAP SDK allows NuView to use the newly available collection of APIs to create powerful storage management features for NetApp storage solutions, resulting in high-performance, centralized management solutions for customers. By utilizing standards-based technology, Manage ONTAP SDK opens up the Network Appliance™ operating system, Data ONTAP™, and simplifies the development of solutions that are tightly integrated with the NetApp unified storage environment.

VFM, a data management software solution developed by NuView and sold by Network Appliance on an OEM basis, is the industry's leading file-level storage virtualization solution. It enables aggregation and centralized management of networked file storage, making it possible for storage administrators to add, consolidate, migrate, and failover storage systems and Windows® servers. More importantly, it provides administrators with powerful policies that enable them to perform the above tasks without causing downtime to users. Users also benefit from simplified access to their data as VFM creates a unified view of data distributed across heterogeneous file servers.

"A tighter integration with Manage ONTAP will expand the scope of VFM solutions for networked storage management, providing a scalable and highly available file storage management solution that reduces the total cost of storage ownership," said Rahul Mehta, CEO of NuView, Inc. "Working with NetApp Manage ONTAP enables us to deliver advanced, complementary solutions that provide enterprise-class reliability and performance for customers, while meeting the challenges of managing and optimizing networked storage."

"It is the ability to solve customer challenges and data storage requirements that drives NetApp's success and our partners' businesses," said Mark Santora, senior vice president of marketing at Network Appliance. "Network Appliance continues to work closely with NuView to deliver robust data management solutions like VFM for maximum customer benefit."

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About NuView

NuView, Inc., headquartered in Houston, TX, is a leading provider of storage management solutions that simplify the management of distributed file storage. In partnership with some of the world's leading companies, NuView is delivering enterprise software that makes it easier for companies to find and manage the information they need while reducing the cost and complexity of networked storage management. Information about NuView's solutions can be found at

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