NetApp FAS2000 Named a Best Channel Product 2009 by <em>Business Solutions</em> Magazine

SUNNYVALE, Calif.-September 14, 2009- The NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) FAS2000 series was recently named a "Best Channel Product 2009" in the NAS Storage category by Business Solutions magazine. The FAS2000 provides midsize customers with proven storage solutions that not only provide great value but a feature set that addresses the key requirements for Microsoft® Windows® consolidation and virtualization workloads. For this award, the FAS2000 was also specifically cited for its reliability, durability, and ease of upgrade.

The "Best Channel Products 2009" awards were determined by value-added reseller (VAR) subscribers to Business Solutions magazine. During May and June, over 2,100 VARs submitted nearly 20,000 nominations for products, scoring them for richness of features/functionality, product reliability/durability, ease of integration, ease of upgrade, and VAR's ability to service. Based on the scores, the editors of the publication announced the top products in each of the 14 categories in their September issue.

"NetApp is honored to win this award and thankful for the recognition from our partners," said Julie Parrish, vice president of Global Channel Sales at NetApp. "We are particularly proud that our partners feel we provide them with best-in-class solutions, such as the FAS2000 system for the midmarket, that enable them to drive revenue and meet all the data management needs of their customers."

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For more information about Business Solutions magazine's "Best Channel Product 2009" awards, visit http://bsminfo.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1621&Itemid=190.

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