RTC Standardizes Microsoft® Exchange and File Services with NetApp® Storage

Sunnyvale, Calif. - July 31, 2007 -- Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leading provider of storage and data management solutions, today announced leading Swiss provider of outsourced banking services RTC will use NetApp storage for its Microsoft Exchange and midrange file services and offerings. RTC processes the data of over four million Swiss bank customers, and Switzerland's 56 regional banks outsource their IT to a regional banking service provider, which in turn makes use of RTC's IT services. Exchange and file services are both core hosting offerings for RTC's extensive customer base as well as key systems used internally by RTC employees. By unifying its storage architecture with NetApp solutions, RTC is improving reliability and flexibility while reducing overall data management costs.

RTC was motivated to migrate to NetApp solutions by the end-to-end infrastructure of NetApp primary storage, disaster recovery, and disk-to-disk backup and as well as the flexibility and scalability of the NetApp unified storage architecture. RTC can easily expand the capacity of the platforms, add new data services, and integrate them into the centralized disk-to-disk backup. Using NetApp integrated Snapshot backup reduces the time required to back up 5TB of data from 70 hours to just a few minutes and will allow RTC to improve services levels.

"The key advantages of NetApp are the unified architecture and its scalability," said Cuno Vuillemin, team leader, Storage Services at RTC. "We can deploy a complete storage scenario from primary storage through to disaster recovery, which is self-contained and simple to manage. By consolidating our file service and Exchange data on a single architecture, we can efficiently manage service quality and data growth. Snapshot backup completely eliminates the time constraints of backup. A process that used to take days can now be realized in just a few minutes."

RTC will standardize its storage architecture on NetApp FAS3000 systems in both data centers in and around Bern, Switzerland, using MetroClusters for replication and high availability This architecture will initially be used for internal and external Microsoft Exchange and file services and later for UNIX®, Linux®, Microsoft® SharePoint, and other Windows® applications requiring Storage Area Network data management protocols. NetApp NearStore® secondary storage will serve as a centralized backup destination for all its data.

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