Customers Give NetApp Enterprise Arrays Highest Marks in Diogenes Labs–Storage Magazine Quality Awards

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - August 19, 2008 - NetApp's (NASDAQ: NTAP) entire line of FAS solutions received high honors in the Diogenes Labs-Storage magazine Quality Awards for the enterprise arrays category. The annual awards are based on a survey completed by Storage magazine readers and presented in conjunction with Diogenes Labs. NetApp scored the highest overall rankings against top vendors. This recognition by customers and readers reinforces NetApp's leadership in the enterprise storage space.

NetApp received high rankings in the equally weighed categories of sales force competency, product features, initial product quality, product reliability, and technical support. Additionally, NetApp received the highest ranking in initial product quality by end users polled in the survey.

Earlier this year, NetApp also received top honors in the Diogenes Labs-Storage magazine Quality Awards, sweeping the midrange and enterprise NAS categories.

"Winning this award for our unified storage solutions is a great follow-up to our victories for NAS just a few months ago," said Jeff O'Neal, senior director of Data Center Solutions at NetApp. "This award really underlines NetApp's leadership across all protocols and as the best investment for customers who need simple yet powerful storage."

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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.

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