Network Appliance to Honor Customers with Third Annual NetApp Innovation Awards

Sunnyvale, Calif. - September 25, 2006 -- Network Appliance, Inc., (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leading provider of enterprise network storage solutions, is hosting the third annual NetApp Innovation Awards to recognize customers who have helped their companies, customers, or communities through innovative deployments of NetApp® products and solutions. Award recipients are honored for achieving positive business or community results using NetApp, demonstrating creativity and thought leadership in data management best practices, and embodying the NetApp "can do" and "create a model company" spirit.

Nominees will vie for awards in the following six categories: Enterprise Business Applications, Enterprise Infrastructure, Small-to-Midsized Business (SMB), Individual, Humanitarian, and Innovator of the Year. One winner will be selected in each category by a third-party panel of judges, consisting of distinguished representatives from the media and the technology industry.

All nominations must be received by midnight PDT on Wednesday, November 22, 2006, to be eligible for consideration. To receive their awards, winners will be invited to attend the NetApp Innovation Awards gala in Sunnyvale, Calif. in May 2007.

For nomination forms and guidelines, please visit: http://www.netapp.com/go/innovation/

Press Contact:
Jodi Baumann
Network Appliance Inc.
(408) 822-3974
jodi.baumann@netapp.com