NetApp Named a Best Place to Work in Boston

Sunnyvale, Calif. - June 29, 2007 -- Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) has been honored by the Boston Business Journal as a "Best Place to Work" in the Boston area for 2007. The NetApp New England office ranked number six in the mid-size company category, which included companies with 101 to 500 employees. NetApp employees based in the Boston region who responded to a survey from the publication gave the company high marks for team effectiveness, alignment with goals, trust in co-workers and senior leadership, and feeling valued.

NetApp was established in the Boston area in 2000 with the acquisition of privately held Orca Systems, Inc. Since that time, the office has grown from 16 engineers to roughly 150 employees. In addition, the company has expanded its office space to nearly 60,000 square feet over the past seven years to accommodate the growth.

"We are honored to be recognized for the first time this year as a 'Best Place to Work' in the Boston area, and we're especially thrilled to debut on this list among the top 10 best mid-sized workplaces," said Alan Langerman, senior director of Software Engineering at Network Appliance. "Our focus, both in the NetApp New England office and worldwide, has always been on creating and maintaining a unique work environment. We work hard to develop programs and benefits that encourage and motivate our employees, and we believe that in doing so we are driving the future success of the company."

This is the first "Best Places to Work" honor the NetApp New England office has received from the Boston Business Journal. Results are based on employee surveys, benefits and compensation, and work-life balance offerings. In addition, the Triangle Business Journal has named NetApp one of the "Best Places to Work" every year since 2004, and the San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal has cited NetApp as a "Best Place to Work" in the Bay Area in each of those years as well. And NetApp has made Fortune magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" list every year since 2002, based on a variety of employee benefits and perks, and Computerworld listed NetApp as one of the "100 Best Places to Work in IT" in 2003 and 2005.

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