NetApp Receives 2009 InfoWorld 100 Award

NetApp Enterprise Business Intelligence Project Recognized as One of "The Top 100 IT Projects for 2009"

Sunnyvale, Calif.-December 3, 2009- NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) announced today that its enterprise business enterprise intelligence project was honored as part of IDG's InfoWorld 100 Awards for 2009, which recognize the 100 most innovative uses of IT initiatives that further business goals.

"NetApp's InfoWorld 100 Award recognizes the success of our enterprise business intelligence (eBI) program and the innovative IT team that made it happen," said Marina Levinson, senior vice president and chief information officer, NetApp. "Our new eBI system has dramatically improved the way we use information to support our company's strategic decision making. And we expect our eBI system to provide tremendous value to NetApp in the years to come."

During the past year, NetApp launched eBI as a major corporate initiative and developed an innovative business intelligence architecture that uses NetApp storage solutions. eBI provides a foundation for business intelligence analytics to help drive consistent enterprise decision making and compelling business insights. Industry leading capabilities include near real-time data updates for visibility into key business indicators, a minimal downtime enterprise data warehouse that uses NetApp® SnapMirror® and FlexClone® storage systems, and functional, role-based analytics consolidated in one intuitive eBI application. eBI moves NetApp closer to a 360-degree view of its customers and partners to drive consistent enterprise decision making.

"This year's recipients of InfoWorld's highest honor are shining examples of IT projects undertaken by tech leaders committed to pushing their organizations forward," said Jason Snyder, features editor, InfoWorld.

For more information about the InfoWorld 100 Awards, visit http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-management/top-100-it-projects-2009-860?page=0,0.

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About NetApp
NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that accelerate business breakthroughs and deliver outstanding cost efficiency. Discover our passion for helping organizations around the world go further, faster at www.netapp.com.

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