NetApp Wins Enterprise and Midrange NAS Categories in Diogenes Labs-Storage Magazine Quality Awards III

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - June 19, 2008 - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) network-attached storage (NAS) products received top honors in the Diogenes Labs-Storage magazine Quality Awards III, winning both the midrange and enterprise NAS categories. The annual awards are based on a survey completed by Storage magazine readers and presented in conjunction with Diogenes Labs. This is the third year in a row NetApp has won in the midrange category. These new award recognitions reinforce the value NetApp® solutions deliver to customers and NetApp's continued commitment to and innovation in the NAS market.

NetApp received high scores across a range of criteria, including breadth of product features, initial product quality, product reliability, and product support in both the enterprise and midrange categories. Additionally, 82% of end users noted that they would be willing to make the same purchase decisions again in the future.

"Taking both the midrange and enterprise awards from the Diogenes Labs-Storage magazine Quality Awards is a tremendous win for us," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Solutions Marketing at NetApp. "This is great validation that the innovation we bring to market is enabling our customers to achieve greater business breakthroughs and better meet their needs for reliability, storage efficiency, infrastructure flexibility, and total cost of ownership than any other solution on the market."

About the Diogenes Labs-Storage Magazine Quality Awards
The Diogenes Labs-Storage magazine Quality Awards are designed to identify and recognize products that have proven their quality and reliability in actual use. The results are derived from a survey of qualified Storage readers who assessed products in five main categories: sales-force competence, product features, initial product quality, product reliability and technical support. Our methodology incorporates statistically valid polling that eliminates market share as a factor. Our objective is to identify the most reliable product on the market regardless of vendor name, reputation or size. Products are rated on a 1.0-8.0 scale, where 8.0 is the most favorable score.

About Diogenes Labs
Diogenes Analytical Laboratories, Inc., based in Colorado, was founded to help IT buyers reduce the inherent risk and uncertainty associated with technology purchases. Diogenes provides objective research, strategy development, price negotiation assistance and product and technology reviews free of vendor conflict of interest. Guidance to clients is based on actual product experiences and hands-on tests. More information about the company can be obtained at

About Storage
TechTarget's Storage is the only monthly publication that provides information technology (IT) executives, managers, and staff with in-depth analysis and forward-looking guidance on managing, storing, networking, and safeguarding the data at the core of large organizations. TechTarget distributes the magazine to a controlled, qualified circulation of 50,000 storage-focused IT professionals. Storage has received numerous awards, including the ASBPE Awards for Editorial Excellence and the Folio: Show "Ozzie" and "Eddie" Awards. In addition, the editorial staff of Storage has been named a finalist for the prestigious Jesse H. Neal Awards for Excellence in Business Journalism.

About NetApp
NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that accelerate business breakthroughs and achieve outstanding cost efficiency. Discover our passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster at

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