NetApp’s Julie Parrish, Debbie Medal, and Tricia Jennett Recognized by Everything Channel’s <em>CRN</em> Magazine as Three of the Top Women of the Channel

Parrish Also Featured as One of <em>CRN</em>’s Power100

SUNNYVALE, Calif.-August 9, 2010-NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that Julie Parrish, vice president of Global Partner Sales; Debbie Medal, senior director of Marketing for Worldwide Channel Programs; and Tricia Jennett, Channel Partner Marketing manager, have all been recognized by Everything Channel's CRN magazine as three of the top Women of the Channel. CRN's annual list recognizes female executives across vendors' channel organizations, distributors, and solution providers for their accomplishments over the past year and the far-reaching impact they are having on the technology industry going forward. This year's Women of the Channel were chosen by the editors of CRN magazine based on their achievements as executives and the amount of influence they wield over the technology channel.

This is the second consecutive year that both Parrish and Medal have been honored as Top Women of the Channel by CRN and the first year that Jennett has received the recognition. Parrish was also featured as one of CRN's Power100 for her outstanding leadership and success within the channel over the years, particularly for leading the global strategy for the NetApp Partner Program. In June, the NetApp Partner Program fully integrated service providers as part of the broader NetApp partner ecosystem to drive customers' IT efficiency and flexibility. Medal, responsible for developing NetApp's execution strategy for all worldwide channel communications and marketing, was the driving force behind the company's recently launched NetApp Partner Program for Service Providers. Jennett was chosen for strengthening partner relationships and helping to grow partner business through marketing initiatives and focused channel programs.

"Women hold many prominent executive positions at vendor organizations, distributors, and solution provider organizations, providing critical insight and influence when it comes to technology and the channel," said Kelley Damore, vice president and editorial director at Everything Channel. We want to honor and congratulate these women for their contributions to the industry and their respective organizations."

"Having three women recognized by Everything Channel and CRN as Top Women of the Channel speaks to the quality of the NetApp Partner Program and the performance of our partners as much as it does to the three of us," said Julie Parrish, vice president of Global Partner Sales for NetApp. "NetApp is committed to expanding the NetApp Partner Program by opening strategic opportunities for our partners to grow their revenue and meet their customers' demands, especially as customers look to their partners and vendors to provide them with the innovation required to transform their data centers for the needs of tomorrow."

A special feature on the Women of the Channel is in the July issue of CRN magazine; expanded coverage will be featured online at www.crn.com.

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Everything Channel
Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at www.everythingchannel.com.

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