NetApp Recognized by California Innovation Corridor Partners as "Innovation All-Star" at Statewide Event

Sunnyvale, Calif. - April 26, 2007 -- Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leader in advanced network storage solutions, today announced that it has been named one of the 15 most Innovative All-Stars by the California Innovation Corridor. NetApp was honored at the two-day California Tech 100 conference, April 24-25, 2007 at the Irvine Hilton, Orange County Airport.
The California Tech 100, endorsed by the California Commission for Jobs and Economic Growth, honored the top 15 Innovation All-Stars with the California Innovation Award for outstanding leadership in innovation during a special late-afternoon ceremony on April 25.

"We are honored to be selected as one of the 15 most innovative companies in California at this inaugural event," said Dan Warmenhoven, CEO of NetApp. "NetApp has always had a reputation for innovation, in our products and in our business, and to be recognized by the State of California is a special honor."

"We believe that innovation and entrepreneurship are the drivers of economic growth in California," said Mark Mosher, executive director for the California Commission for Jobs and Economic Growth, a nonprofit corporation whose members are chosen by the governor to advise him on how to expand jobs and economic growth in the state. "These Innovation All-Stars are models for our state."

Managed by the California Space Authority, and administered through the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency, the California Innovation Corridor is one of the state's initiatives to foster innovation. It includes more than 60 partner organizations throughout 13 counties. Corridor partners reviewed nearly 300 nominees before reducing the list to 75 All-Stars.

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