NetApp Broadens Midsize Enterprise Storage Market Focus with Introduction of S Family, Formerly Known as StoreVault

New S Family Delivers Enterprise-Level Storage Features at a Midsize Market Price

SUNNYVALE, Calif.- September 4, 2008 - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced the complete integration of the S family, formerly known as StoreVault™, into its full line of storage and data management solutions. The S family, which has won 10 different industry awards over the past three years under the StoreVault name, provides the Midsize Enterprise (MSE) and remote office/branch office (ROBO) markets with enterprise-level storage capabilities at an entry-level price. The S family is now available worldwide directly from NetApp and via authorized NetApp channel partners. The completed integration further signifies NetApp's continued commitment to its MSE and ROBO customers and broadens the solutions available to all NetApp partners and end users.

The S family provides MSE and ROBO customers with an affordable, multifunction, unified storage platform ideal for use in first-time environments. With an economical price point that makes it a great fit for small and midsize customers, the S family offers a subset of NetApp's Data ONTAP® operating system, with key technologies such as Snapshot™, RAID-DP®, and thin provisioning. Furthermore, the integration gives existing StoreVault customers further access to NetApp's full line of storage products, services, and software, for an end-to-end storage offering.

For resellers, the integration of the S family into the NetApp® product portfolio presents an opportunity for increased business growth and deeper customer relationships. Current NetApp VIP resellers can now reach new customers and further penetrate existing accounts. Value-added resellers (VARs), who previously sold only StoreVault solutions, now have access to NetApp's FAS2000 series, allowing them to reach a broader set of opportunities.

"We saw NetApp growing our business with smaller customers and are excited about using familiar technology to reach larger customer opportunities," said Bill Lenherr, owner of Greenbrier Communications, a West Virginia solutions provider. "StoreVault introduced us to a new world of storage solutions. The integration into NetApp gives us even more tools to continue expanding our regional storage business upward."

"The MSE and ROBO markets are important customer targets for NetApp," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Solutions Marketing for NetApp. "By integrating the S family into our full line of storage and data management products, we are offering our customers and partners a broader range of choices to meet their unique storage needs. This is enhanced by the new worldwide distribution of the S family products through our existing channels."

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Pricing and Availability
The NetApp S family includes the S550 platform and various software license options. Pricing for an S550 starts at around $6,800 for a 4x500GB SATA system. S family products are available worldwide immediately.

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