NetApp® StoreVault™ S500 Named 2007 Editors' Best Award Winner by Windows IT Pro®


Sunnyvale, Calif. - August 1, 2007 -- StoreVault, a NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) division, announced today that the StoreVault S500 was named as a winner of the "Editors' Best Awards" in the storage category by Penton Media's Windows IT Pro.

The Windows IT Pro Editors' Best Awards recognize outstanding products that have been covered in any of the14 issues of Windows IT Pro and its online newsletters from January 2006 to March 2007. These exceptional products benefit the Windows IT Pro reader community by fulfilling the magazine's mission of helping readers better perform their jobs. Editors from Windows IT Pro magazine chose one winning product and two finalists in 13 areas of editorial expertise.

"The 2007 Editors' Best Awards utilize our editors' product knowledge and subject matter expertise to identify the best products we have covered," said Kim Paulsen, group publisher. "Our editors are tough, in-the-trenches critics. They demand solid value and performance from the products they select. Editors' Best Award winners can feel proud that the products and services they developed have earned the respect and recognition of the Windows IT Pro editorial staff. "

Sajai Krishnan, general manager of the StoreVault Division, couldn't be more pleased. "We are honored that StoreVault continues to garner impressive industry accolades," said Krishnan. "This award from Windows IT Pro is a testament to the innovation our storage solutions are delivering to SMB customers. The StoreVault S500 was developed with the SMB in mind with full-featured, enterprise-class storage functionality at a price that fits budget-conscious customers. We are proud of this recognition and look forward to helping SMBs continue to meet their fast-growing data management challenges."

The StoreVault S500 is a scalable all-in-one networked storage appliance that is customized for SMBs at a price point that fits SMB budgets. With its intuitive Windows® graphical user interface, the StoreVault S500 is easy to install and simple to manage, while providing enterprise-class networked storage functionality. The StoreVault S500 has been deployed across a wide range of industries to solve the growing number of customer challenges of data growth, data protection, and data management.

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 world leader in unified storage solutions for today's data-intensive enterprise, with the scalability, simplicity, security, and affordability required by SMBs. Information about StoreVault solutions and resellers is available at

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