NetApp Highlights Global Partnerships and Leads Industry Discussions Around Ethernet Storage and Data Center Trends in February 2010

Sunnyvale, Calif.-January 28, 2010-In February, NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) will take part in several industry events, including industry association Webcasts and partner events. During these events, NetApp will demonstrate its leadership in virtualization technology, Ethernet storage, and data center architecture.

SNIA BrightTALK Webcast on iSCSI
Jason Blosil, Product Marketing manager at NetApp and cochair of the Ethernet Storage Forum iSCSI subcommittee, will cohost a Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) BrightTALK Webcast on iSCSI. The Webcast will address iSCSI applications for DAS and SAN, comparing the costs and reliability of each, DAS single points of failure versus SAN redundancy, and the affordability of iSCSI. The Webcast takes place February 4, 2010, at 11 a.m. ET. For more information, visit www.brighttalk.com/webcasts/search/snia.

VMware Partner Exchange 2010
NetApp is a Global Platinum sponsor of VMware Partner Exchange 2010, and will have experts and executives on hand at the event to highlight NetApp's midmarket virtualization opportunities and best-in-class resources for private clouds. On February 10, Mitch Ratner, VMware Global Alliance manager at NetApp, and David Yeary, Strategic Partner manager at NetApp, will lead a 60-minute break-out session titled "Expand Your Revenue: Selling NetApp Solutions for Virtualized and Cloud Environments." On February 11, NetApp will cohost two partner boot camps with VMware: "NetApp Virtualization Solutions to Grow Your Business, Improve Margins, and Speed Time to Revenue" and "NetApp Virtualization Solutions for VMware That Solve Your Customer's Problems and Grow Your Business."

VMware Partner Exchange 2010 takes place February 8-11 in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit www.vmware.com/go/partnerexchange. For live demonstrations during the event, stop by the NetApp booth (#28).

FCIA Webinar on FCoE
Mike McNamara, senior Product Marketing manager at NetApp and Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) Marketing Committee chair, will discuss the real-world applications of Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) in an FCIA Webinar. This Webinar takes place February 11 at 12 p.m. ET. For more information, visit www.fibrechannel.org/component/content/article/166.

Connectathon 2010
NetApp is a sponsor of Connectathon 2010, a network-proving-ground event allowing vendors to test the interoperability of their solutions, with special emphasis on NFS and Internet protocols. The event also hosts panel discussions and open sessions on the latest developments in technologies and solutions by Connectathon participants. Connectathon takes place February 18-25 in Santa Clara, California. For more information, visit www.connectathon.org.

USENIX FAST 2010
NetApp is also a sponsor of USENIX FAST 2010, which brings together storage system researchers and practitioners to explore new directions in the design, implementation, evaluation, and deployment of storage systems. NetApp will sponsor the event reception on Tuesday, February 23. FAST 2010 takes place February 22-26 in San Jose, California. For more information, visit www.usenix.org/events/fast10.

Ethernet Technology Summit
Mike McNamara, senior Product Marketing manager at NetApp, will give two presentations on FCoE and data center trends at the Ethernet Technology Summit. The Ethernet Technology Summit focuses on the use of Ethernet throughout the networking space. This includes the emergence of 10-Gigabit Ethernet as a key LAN technology on the desktop and in data centers. McNamara will present a tutorial on Ethernet storage (tutorial 3B) and will serve on a panel whose topic is "The Arrival of the New Data Center" (also tutorial 3B). NetApp will also have a booth at the show (#6). The Ethernet Technology Summit takes place February 23-25 in San Jose, California. For more information about the summit, visit www.ethernetsummit.com. For more information on the tutorials with Mike McNamara, visit www.ethernetsummit.com/English/Conference/Seminar_Session_Descriptions.html#T3B.

For more information about NetApp industry-standards efforts to help rapid application deployment, smooth integration into customers' existing infrastructures, and improve interoperability with other vendors' solutions by utilizing and supporting open standards, visit www.netapp.com/us/company/leadership/industry-standards.

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