NetApp® SnapManager® for Microsoft® Exchange Named "TechEd Attendee's Pick" Winner by Windows® IT Pro, SQL Server Magazine, and Office & Sharepoint

Sunnyvale, Calif. - July 11, 2007 -- Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leading provider of storage and data management solutions, today announced that its SnapManager for Microsoft Exchange data management solution was named as a 2007 winner of the "TechEd Attendee's Pick Awards" in the Windows Server Infrastructure category by Penton Media's Windows IT Pro®, SQL Server Magazine®, and Office & Sharepoint

The TechEd attendees reviewed IT products and services submitted for the contest and chose the winners at TechEd in Orlando, Florida. Winners were announced on June 7 at the Windows IT Pro booth on the TechEd show floor.

"TechEd attendees are tough, in-the-trenches critics," said Kim Paulsen, group publisher. "They demand solid value and performance from the products they use and put those products to the test, day after day. Attendee's Pick Award winners can feel proud that their products and services have earned the respect and recognition of this demanding audience."

"We are thrilled to have won this award," said Dave Kresse, vice president and general manager, Storage Management and Application Integration at NetApp. "Having NetApp SnapManager for Exchange Server selected as the winner by the attendees themselves reaffirms and validates our commitment to provide powerful data management solutions for Microsoft Exchange Server."

SnapManager for Exchange supports Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and 2003, providing near-instantaneous backup and recovery of Exchange Server data. SnapManager for Exchange is integrated with Microsoft backup, recovery, and high-availability technologies, including Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS) and Continuous Cluster Replication (CCR). SnapManager for Exchange can be used to support long-term retention capabilities through the use of NetApp SnapVault®, meeting archival and compliance requirements for customers.

More information on NetApp SnapManager for Exchange Server is located at

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