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

Sunnyvale, Calif.-March 3, 2010-NetApp today announced that Julie Parrish, vice president of Worldwide Channel Sales, and Todd Palmer, vice president of Americas Channel Sales, were both named a 2010 Channel Chief by Everything Channel's CRN. Channel Chiefs are leaders in creating effective channel programs for solution providers. They consistently defend, promote, and execute effective channel partner programs and strategies.

This is the fourth consecutive year that Parrish was recognized as a Channel Chief by CRN and the second consecutive year that Palmer received the honor. In their roles at NetApp, Parrish is responsible for shaping and executing the strategic vision of the worldwide NetApp Partner Program while Palmer is in charge of managing the Americas channel strategy as part of the broader NetApp Partner Program.

For the eighth consecutive year the Channel Chiefs were chosen by Everything Channel editorial 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 dedicated to channel activities.

"Todd and I are very excited and proud to be recognized as two of CRN's 2010 Channel Chiefs," said Parrish. "Even through tough economic conditions over the past year, NetApp has remained committed to developing new partner pathways with a focus on investing in all of our partners to help them expand their business opportunities and maximize their revenue."

"Being named a Channel Chief is one of the most prestigious honors in the IT industry. This year's Channel Chiefs offer tremendous insight into the who's who of the channel," said Kelley Damore, vice president, editorial director, Everything Channel. "Top channel executives consistently ensure that the channel's voice is heard when strategic decisions are being made and continually nurture mutually profitable relationships. We applaud the 2010 Channel Chiefs for their successful partner programs and strategies."

For additional information on the CRN Channel Chief list, visit www.channelweb.com. The Channel Chief list was published in the February 22, 2010, issue of CRN.

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

About Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.com, www.channelweb.com)
Everything Channel, headquartered in Framingham, MA, is a technology marketing and sales solutions company. Through its "Complete Technology Channel Solution," Everything Channel offers the right business tools to accelerate technology sales. 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 field sales and marketing solutions to the sellers of technology to achieve measurable and significant results.

About United Business Media Limited
UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities-from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists-with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com.

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