NetApp Debuts First of Three Podcasts with Company Founder

SUNNYVALE, Calif.-December 14, 2006-Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) recently produced its first TechTalk podcast featuring company founder, executive vice president, and recent CRN Hall of Fame inductee Dave Hitz talking about the future of storage and critical issues facing today's enterprise storage customers. Dave's podcast is available online at and on the iTunes Store--downloads are free.

"Dave is widely regarded as a technology guru and is a respected voice on a broad range of storage and tech issues," said Elisa Steele, vice president of Worldwide Integrated Marketing and the NetApp TechTalk podcast host. "Having him on the program was a pleasure, and I think anyone looking for data management vision will find it listening to Dave."

Two additional podcasts with Dave Hitz will debut over the next month, one focusing on Dave's work around data protection legislation on and off Capitol Hill and the other covering what Dave discussed at the Federal Trade Commission Tech-ade conference.

NetApp Tech OnTap members receive exclusive podcasts in the NetApp TechTalk series and get access to news and views on NetApp and enterprise storage straight from NetApp and market thought leaders and experts. To register for Tech OnTap, sign up online at

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