NetApp Recognizes Cutting-Edge Customers with 2009 NetApp Innovation Awards
Sunnyvale, Calif.-May 27,
2010-NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) announced that it will honor
the winners of the 2009 NetApp Innovation Awards tonight during an
awards ceremony at the Hotel Valencia in San Jose, California. This
year marks the sixth consecutive year of the NetApp Innovation
Awards, which recognize customers who have implemented NetApp®
solutions in an innovative way to positively impact their
"The NetApp Innovation Awards give us the
opportunity to shine the spotlight on our customers and recognize
them for the significant business impacts they achieved using
NetApp solutions," said Tom Georgens, president and chief executive
officer, NetApp. "This year's nominees, finalists, and winners
showcase how successful businesses are built on NetApp technology.
They have once again raised the bar and their achievements
demonstrate the power of the NetApp and customer partnership."
This year more than 200 nominees were
submitted for awards in the following five categories: Innovator of
the Year, Enterprise Infrastructure, Green, Public Sector, and
Individual. One winner and two finalists were selected in each
category by a third-party panel of judges comprised of
well-respected business and technology experts from the media and
business communities. The Innovator of the Year category recognizes
one winner from each of the following three global geographies:
Americas, APAC, and EMEA.
2009 NetApp Innovation Award
- Innovator of the Year-Americas: Microsoft
- Innovator of the Year-APAC: Weta Digital
- Innovator of the Year-EMEA: BT Global
- Enterprise Infrastructure: WNS Global
- Green: T-Systems
- Public Sector: Pennsylvania Office of Attorney
- Individual: Robert Ross, Chief Security
Officer and Senior Vice President of Network and Technical
Services, Data Center, Inc.
2009 NetApp Innovation Award
- Enterprise Infrastructure: Tier 3 and HDFC
- Green: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and
Financial Technologies India Ltd.
- Public Sector: SALK-Salzburger Landeskliniken
and Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority
- Individual: Phil Nail, CTO, AISO.net, and Dirk
Sibiet, Regional Service Delivery Manager, ABN AMRO Bank N.V.
The NetApp Innovation Awards program
distinguishes itself by relying on a prestigious third-party panel
of judges for the five main categories. These judges determine the
award winners based on their outside expertise and a critical,
unbiased assessment of real-world NetApp deployments at customer
Innovation Award judges for 2009
- Tracy Burrows, Editor, ITWeb iWeek
- Jimmie Chang, Principal Research Analyst, Storage, Greater
- Deni Connor, Principal Analyst, Storage Strategies
NOW, and Contributing Editor, Network World
- Carsten Knop, Senior Business Editor, Frankfurter
- Vijay Ramachandran, Editor-in-Chief, IDG Media India Pvt.
- Larry Walsh, Vice President and Group Publisher, Ziff Davis
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