NetApp® StoreVault™ S500 Voted Best Storage System in the 2007 ServerWatch Product Excellence Awards

Sunnyvale, Calif. - June 21, 2007 -- StoreVault™, a NetApp® (NASDAQ: NTAP) division, today announced that the StoreVault S500 was voted Best Storage System in the 2007 ServerWatch Product Excellence Awards.

The ServerWatch Product Excellence Awards are the online publication's annual reader-driven awards recognizing achievement and innovation in 10 categories in enterprise software, hardware, and services. Eligible products were either released or upgraded between March 2, 2006 and March 1, 2007. The StoreVault S500 received more than a third of the votes as the best storage system in the second annual awards, sailing past similar offerings from EMC and HP in this hotly contested category.

"This is another great win for the S500 in a short period of time," said Sajai Krishnan, general manager of StoreVault. "Our goal was to create a customized small and medium-sized business (SMB) storage solution with enterprise-proven capabilities to meet the growing security, scalability, and data management challenges that SMBs face today. As evidenced by this award, customer feedback is extremely positive. We are proud of being recognized by the readers of ServerWatch for our continued success in meeting customers' needs."

Offered at a compelling price, the StoreVault S500 is a scalable all-in-one network storage appliance that supports NAS, iSCSI SAN, and Fibre Channel (FC) SAN. With its intuitive Windows® graphical user interface, the StoreVault S500 can be easy to install and simple to manage. Its Advanced Protection Architecture provides maximum data and system availability, and its powerful data management tools enable rapid, easy data backup and restoration. From storage consolidation, data backup and recovery, and server virtualization to e-mail and database storage, the StoreVault S500 can be a complete solution for SMBs at a price point that fits their business needs.

About StoreVault
StoreVault, a NetApp division, is focused on delivering data storage solutions tailored to the needs of small and medium-sized businesses. StoreVault combines enterprise-proven technology from Network Appliance, a leading provider of storage and data management solutions, with the scalability, simplicity, security, and affordability required by SMBs. Information about StoreVault solutions and resellers is available at

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