NetApp Founder Dave Hitz to Present Keynote at VMworld 2008

Las Vegas, NV - September 2, 2008 - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) founder and executive vice president, Dave Hitz, will deliver a keynote address titled "Virtualization: The Road to Heaven and Hell" at VMworld 2008. NetApp, a platinum sponsor of the event, will have executives, technical experts, and customers Burt's Bees and Virginia Credit Union on hand to deliver eight additional speaking sessions. VMworld 2008 takes place at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 15-18, 2008.

At VMworld 2008, customers and partners can meet with NetApp executives at the customer VIP breakfast and VIP partner and customer party, as well as in scheduled one-on-one meetings. In addition, the NetApp booth (number 400) will feature NetApp® technology in action with mini theater presentations and private demonstrations so customers can discover how to take their businesses further, faster.

VMworld is the largest virtualization industry event and draws professionals ranging from technology experts, business executives, and VMware employees and strategic IT leaders to CIOs, reporters, and analysts. Now in its fifth year, VMworld is a must-attend event for all IT professionals looking for actionable ideas, innovative products, and best practices for virtualizing their enterprise, from the desktop to the data center.

Session: "NetApp Virtualization Specialization: Maximizing Productivity and Profitability"
Speaker: David Yeary, strategic partner manager, NetApp
Date: Monday, September 15, 2008
Time: 2:30-3:15 p.m. Pacific Time
Session: "Considerations for the Numerous Infrastructure Choices in Today's Virtual World"
Speaker: Rich Clifton, senior vice president and general manager, Virtualization and Grid Infrastructures, NetApp
Date: Tuesday, September 16
Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Session: "LandAmerica Beats the Street with NetApp"
Speaker: Jay Kidd, chief marketing officer, NetApp Jack Kinsey, Network Systems manager, LandAmerica Financial Group
Date: Tuesday, September 16
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Session: "Best Practices for Running VI3 on IP-Based Storage"
Speaker: Larry Touchette, technical marketing engineer, NetApp Peter Learmonth, reference architect, NetApp Paul Manning, storage architect, VMware
Date: Tuesday, September 16
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Session: Keynote: "Virtualization: The Road to Heaven and Hell"
Speaker: Dave Hitz, founder and executive vice president, NetApp
Date: Wednesday, September 17
Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Pacific Time
Session: "Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling IT Resources with VMware"
Speaker: Tres Vance, manager of Technical Infrastructure, Burt's Bees
Date: Wednesday, September 17
Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Session: "Storage for VDI: Thousands of Desktops for the Price of One"
Speaker: Eric Forgette, technical marketing engineer, NetApp Michael Slisinger, technical marketing engineer, Server Virtualization, NetApp Tommy Walker, engineer, VMware
Date: Thursday, September 18
Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Pacific Time
Session: "VMware over NAS: Scale, Simplify, and Save"
Speaker: Vaughn Stewart, Virtualization evangelist, NetApp Rich Barlow, systems architect and engineering manager, Virginia Credit Union
Date: Thursday, September 18
Time: 11:00 a.m.-noon Pacific Time
NetApp booth: 400
Where: The Venetian Hotel
3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(877) 883-6423
Registration: For complete information or to register for the event, visit www.vmworld.com/conferences/2008.
For more information about NetApp at VMworld 2008 and to schedule a one-on-one meeting, visit www.netapp.com/us/company/events/vmworld/vmworld.html.

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