NetApp Joins Microsoft Technology Center Alliance Member Program

Sunnyvale, Calif. - September 13, 2006 -- Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced it has joined the Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) Alliance Member Program. As part of this program, NetApp® storage has been installed in Microsoft Technology Centers worldwide. In addition, NetApp committed more than $9 million in storage hardware and software solutions to promote Microsoft applications solutions and technologies.

"Microsoft is very happy to announce that NetApp has joined the Microsoft Technology Center Alliance Member Program," said Dan'l Lewin, corporate vice president, Strategic and Emerging Business Team, at Microsoft Corporation. "Microsoft is committed to working with leading SAN storage vendors such as NetApp to demonstrate the power and value of Microsoft applications and technologies. Our mutual customers will be able to leverage Microsoft and NetApp technical experts for their design and deployments of Microsoft applications solutions. Having NetApp in the MTC Alliance Member Program is a win for our customers and industry partners worldwide."

"As the fastest-growing SAN storage vendor in the marketplace today, NetApp is committed to deliver enterprise-class SAN storage solutions for Microsoft products such as Exchange Server, SQL Server, SharePoint Portal Server, and other Microsoft applications and technologies," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Products and Partners at Network Appliance. "Now that we have joined the Microsoft Technology Center Alliance, customers will be able to work with Microsoft and NetApp technical experts to design, develop, and implement mission-critical Microsoft applications utilizing NetApp SAN storage solutions."

NetApp storage solutions are installed in MTCs worldwide, including Beijing, China; Taipei, Taiwan; Bangalore, India; Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE); Munich, Germany; Copenhagen, Denmark; Paris, France; London, England; and locations in the United States, including Boston, Mass.; Reston, Va.; Chicago, Ill.; Austin, Tex., and Mountain View, Calif., located in Silicon Valley.

More information on NetApp storage solutions that support Microsoft products and technologies is located at www.netapp.com/us/solutions/solution-partners/global-alliance/microsoft-partnership.html.

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