NetApp Support for Oracle® Unbreakable Linux Support Program Provides Customers with Flexible, Reliable, and Simplified Management in the Data Center

Sunnyvale, Calif. - May 7, 2007 -- Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leader in advanced networked storage solutions, today announced support for the Oracle® Unbreakable Linux Support Program, providing customers who use Oracle on NetApp® storage with reliable and available high-performance storage for Linux grid environments. (Visit for information on Oracle Unbreakable Linux) Together, Oracle Unbreakable Linux and NetApp data management solutions are able to provide customers with lower total cost of ownership (TCO), reduced complexity, and better management of their Linux grid through NetApp virtualized storage and simplified data management.

NetApp, also a Certified Advantage Partner in the Oracle PartnerNetwork, has worked closely with Oracle to provide Oracle Validated Configurations for Enterprise Linux ( These pretested, validated configurations offer customers with easier, faster, and lower-cost deployment of Linux solutions in their enterprise. NetApp supports enterprise Linux for key protocols. For more information, please visit the NetApp/Oracle Supportability Matrix at .

Additionally, NetApp Global Services offers professional services, directly and through their channel partners, to ease the transition to new technology areas. With these higher levels of integration, enterprises can feel more confident in their decision to make the transition. Using integration services frees local staff from deployment and integration tasks; reduces the risks inherent with change; and allows customers to achieve a smooth and efficient deployment, and in most cases experience near-zero downtime during integration.

"Linux brings flexibility, reliability, and simplicity directly into the data center, which is also where NetApp brings unmatched value in terms of scalable, modular, cost-effective storage and data management solutions," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Solutions and Alliances at Network Appliance. "NetApp support for the Oracle Unbreakable Linux program provides customers with improved business agility and application uptime, while lowering their overall IT costs."

About NetApp Global Services
NetApp Global Services helps organizations manage data more intelligently, reduce IT overhead costs, secure high-priority data, achieve peak availability performance, maintain regulatory and policy compliance, and improve storage and backup functions. Our highly trained, expert global support teams, professional service consultants and engineers, and strategic partners significantly enhance the reliability of our solutions and deliver on our promise of simplicity and flexibility.

About the Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of more than 19,000 companies who deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork program provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer their customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest enterprise software company. Partners who are able to demonstrate superior product knowledge, technical expertise and a commitment to doing business with Oracle qualify for the Oracle Certified Partner levels.

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 to simplify data management. Information about Network Appliance™ solutions and services is available at

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