Julie Parrish and Todd Palmer of NetApp Recognized as Channel Chiefs by Everything Channel’s <i>CRN</i>

Sunnyvale, Calif.-February, 23, 2009 - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that Julie Parrish, vice president of Worldwide Channel Sales, and Todd Palmer, vice president of Americas Channel Sales, have been named 2009 Channel Chiefs by the Everything Channel's CRN. Channel Chiefs are recognized as influential executives who consistently defend, promote, and execute effective channel partner programs and strategies.

This is the third consecutive year that Parrish was named a Channel Chief by CRN, while it is the first time Palmer has received the recognition. Parrish and Palmer both joined NetApp in October 2008 and are responsible,respectively,for the global strategy of NetApp's industry-leading VIP Program and further developing the Americas Channel Program with initiatives that provide real selling opportunities to partners.

This is the seventh consecutive year that CRN has developed the Channel Chief list. Top Channel Chiefs were chosen based on criteria including policy and program innovations made during the past year, the amount of revenue their company generates through partners, their willingness to speak out publicly on behalf of the channel, and the number of years they have dedicated to channel activities.

"Todd and I are both honored to be recognized by CRN with its prestigious Channel Chief status," said Parrish. "NetApp is dedicated to investing in its channel program, and this recognition displays the strength and longevity of the mutually beneficial relationships we develop with our partners. We are committed togoing beyond simply providing partners with products or technology-we are focused on creating opportunities for them, despite an uncertain economy, to help their customers solve their data center problems in the most efficient and cost-effective manner."

"Effective channel executives consistently ensure that the channel's voice is heard when strategic decisions are being made and continually nurture mutually profitable relationships," said Robert C. DeMarzo, SVP/Editorial Director, Everything Channel. "This year's Channel Chiefs are strong channel advocates and we applaud them for their successful partner programs and strategies."

For additional information on the CRN Channel Chief list, go to www.channelweb.com. The Channel Chief list was published in the February 23, 2009, issue.

For additional information on the NetApp VIP Program please visit http://www.netapp.com/us/how-to-buy/resellers/reseller-partners.html.

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Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.com, www.channelweb.com)
Everything Channel is the one-stop shopfor accessing, enabling, managing and accelerating technology sales channels. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database. Everything Channel provides innovative sales and marketing solutions to arm the sellers of technology with the resources they need to achieve measurable and significant results.

About United Business Media Limited (www.unitedbusinessmedia.com)
United Business Media Limited (UBM) is a global media and marketing services company that informs markets and brings the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print, and with the information they need to do business successfully. UBM serves professional and commercial communities, from IT professionals to doctors, from journalists to jewelry dealers, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. UBM employs more than 6,500 people in more than 30 countries. UBM's businesses operating in the US include CMPMedica, Commonwealth Business Media, Everything Channel, PR Newswire, RISI, TechInsights, TechWeb and Think Services. UBM is listed on the London Stock Exchange (UBM.L) and has a market capitalization of $1.6 billion.

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