Network Appliance Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in 2007 Storage Services Magic Quadrant

Sunnyvale, Calif. - June 4, 2007 -- Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that Gartner, Inc., the world's leading information technology research and advisory company, has positioned Network Appliance in the Leaders quadrant in its "Magic Quadrant for Storage Services, 2Q'07" report.

"NetApp® data storage and management products lead the industry in their ease of use, features, and robustness. However, we deliver much more than best-in-class products; we deliver what our customers tell us they really need: solutions," said Rusty Walther, senior vice president of Global Support at NetApp. "How we see the market evolving and our ability to execute on that vision through product delivery and professional services is what sets NetApp apart."

NetApp offers a comprehensive range of services and support focused on achieving customer success when adopting NetApp solutions. NetApp Professional Services capitalizes on the company's innovative storage technology and global partnerships to deliver flexible and comprehensive consulting services to help assess, design, implement, and optimize storage infrastructure to achieve increased functionality, data availability, data protection, and performance while decreasing total cost of ownership and simplifying the enterprise data management challenge.

In addition, NetApp has deployed a world-class team of specialists who are ready to respond rapidly to customers in real time around the globe. NetApp global support scales across enterprise-level and classified government customers to budget-sensitive features for small businesses.

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted May 2007 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product, or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the Leaders quadrant. The intention of the Magic Quadrant is solely as a research tool. Readers should not consider it as a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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

Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant for Storage Services, 2Q'07" by Adam W. Couture and Robert E. Passmore, May 16, 2007.

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