Channel Partners Honor NetApp for Product Innovation, According to CMP's VARBusiness Magazine

Sunnyvale, Calif. - August 23, 2007 -- Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leading provider of storage and data management solutions, has been recognized by channel partners and readers of CMP Technology's VARBusiness for outstanding product innovation in the network storage category, as evidenced by the Annual Report Card (ARC) award program. NetApp received top accolades for innovation at an awards ceremony held on August 21 at the XChange '07 Conference in Orlando, FL.

Now in its 22nd year, the VARBusiness ARC awards recognize outstanding partner programs in 19 product and service categories, including desktop computers, servers, storage management, Internet application server software, and networking hardware. Winners were selected based on the survey results of more than 5,000 systems integrators, IT consulting organizations, value-added resellers (VARs), solution providers, and software developers.

"The VARBusiness Annual Report Card is the industry-defining research on vendor and partner relationships," says Robert C. DeMarzo, vice president and editorial publisher of VARBusiness magazine. "It is a significant benchmark because the winners are selected by their own solution provider partners."

"We are proud to be associated with the premier technology publication, VARBusiness," said Leonard Iventosch, vice president, Global Channels, NetApp. "At NetApp we believe in long-term partner relationships based on trust and integrity, and to be recognized for our commitment to providing the finest technologies and solutions is a great honor."

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About VARBusiness Magazine
For the past 20 years, VARBusiness's strategic resources have been the gateway to the Solution Provider community. VARBusiness provides strategic insight for technology integrators through industry-defining research, in-depth editorial, channel events, and innovative Web services, enabling these IT professionals to make educated decisions for their businesses, partnerships, and customers. VARBusiness has been the recipient of numerous industry awards for both editorial content and design. Additional information about VARBusiness products, events, and services is available at its Web site,

About Network Appliance
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