Network Appliance Hosts Analyst Day on March 14, 2006

Sunnyvale, Calif. - March 10, 2006 -- Network Appliance (NASDAQ: NTAP) will hold its 2006 Analyst Day on March 14, 2006, in San Francisco, California from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. Network Appliance executives will present an overview of the company, describe their vision for the future, and provide an outlook for fiscal year 2007. This one-day event is designed for financial analysts, institutional investors, and industry analysts. For other interested parties, the general session of the NetApp® Analyst Day will be available as a live stream and in replay mode on the Web.

How to Participate
The analyst meeting general session held from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time will be streamed live via the Internet at: http://investors.netapp.com/. A solutions and technology review will also be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time and will be available on the Internet in a listen only format at http://investors.netapp.com/.

A Webcast replay of the meeting and presentation slides will be available at http://investors.netapp.com/.

Financial analysts interested in attending the event in person, please contact Billie Fagenstrom in investor relations for registration information. Industry analysts please contact Kris Newton.

About Network Appliance
Network Appliance is a world leader in unified storage solutions for today's data-intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992, Network Appliance has delivered technology, product, and partner firsts that simplify data management. Information about Network Appliance™ solutions and services is available at www.netapp.com.

Press Contacts:
Jodi Bauman
Network Appliance, Inc. (Media)
(408) 822-3974
jodi@netapp.com

Billie Fagenstrom
Network Appliance, Inc. (Investors)
408-822-6428
billief@netapp.com

Kris Newton
Network Appliance, Inc. (Industry Analysts)
(408) 822-3312
kris.newton@netapp.com