APTARE Joins NetApp Alliance Partner Program

Membership Provides Customers with Advanced Storage Reporting Tools

CAMPBELL, Calif.-December 2, 2009- Enterprise storage software leader APTARE®, Inc. today announced its membership in the NetApp Alliance Partner Program as an Advantage Alliance Partner.

The APTARE StorageConsole® suite of software products complements NetApp® storage systems by providing detailed insight into their operation. Through the collaboration between APTARE and NetApp, customers can protect mission-critical data.

As a member of the NetApp Alliance Partner Program, APTARE joins the growing community of solution partners with expertise and presence in the storage field that are developing and delivering applications supporting NetApp storage solutions.

"APTARE StorageConsole has an enthusiastic following, and we are pleased to offer our customers the benefits of this collaboration with NetApp," said Richard Clark, president and CEO of APTARE. "As a NetApp Advantage Alliance Partner, we are well positioned to help customers take advantage of APTARE's proactive data protection capabilities, allowing more resilient NetApp storage environments."

APTARE StorageConsole uses agentless technology along with a Web 2.0 architecture that allows customers to get centralized, real-time views of their storage environments through the Internet. In particular, APTARE StorageConsole Replication Manager reports on NetApp SnapVault®, SnapMirror® and FlexClone® replication environments, helping administrators effectively measure availability compliance while maximizing NetApp storage resources.

"The NetApp Alliance Partner Program brings together companies that have a shared vision of helping customers simplify management of their data management and infrastructures," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Solutions Marketing at NetApp. "APTARE's membership in the NetApp Alliance Partner Program means that our customers will benefit from APTARE's solutions and achieve more effective management of their NetApp storage environments."

About the NetApp Alliance Partner Program
The NetApp Alliance Partner Program provides qualified infrastructure and application providers with access to NetApp solutions, software development kits, technical support, training, certification, product information, and marketing and sales assistance. Customers benefit by having access to best-of-breed partner solutions that are tested to work with NetApp storage. Additional information on the NetApp Alliance Partner Program is available at http://www.netapp.com/alliances.

About APTARE
Headquartered in Campbell, California, APTARE is a provider of enterprise storage reporting, monitoring and alerting products that increase the efficiency of enterprise storage environments and reduce costs. APTARE StorageConsole®, the company's software platform, is an agentless Web 2.0-based solution that gives IT administrators and executives a centralized view of their storage environment through out-of-the-box dashboards. Using APTARE StorageConsole products, companies like Novell, Calamos Investments, Eprod and York University increase management effectiveness, maximize storage utilization, and reduce costs. The software is sold direct and through a large base of resellers and Software As A Service (SaaS) providers. For more information, please visit www.aptare.com.

APTARE and APTARE StorageConsole are registered trademarks of APTARE, Inc. NetApp, the NetApp logo, Go further, faster, FlexClone, SnapMirror, and SnapVault are trademarks or registered trademarks of NetApp, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trade names, trademarks, and service marks are the rightful property of their respective owners.

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APTARE, Inc.
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The Hoffman Agency
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